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Offline Jtatham

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Auto-gap vs nasty split?
« on: July 27, 2016, 01:42:38 AM »
Would you auto-gap vs a nasty split end the same as you would a split end? It seems like going ahead and committing the LB to that widened C gap will force the TE to make a decision whether to block down the LB or try to get to the DE.

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Re: Auto-gap vs nasty split?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2016, 02:06:55 AM »
Per Manual, you don't auto gap with a split end. Auto Gap is when it is an open end meaning the OT is the last man on that side of the offense.

IMO Now calling gap against a nasty TE would be ok. But if running stack the TE would still be conflict. I would call Stack In or Out all day, then if the TE assignment is to block down in the gap he wouldn't know which would be entering his gap DT or LB on any given call. So he will have to slow down to see who is entering his gap. A lot depends on TE assignment. But miss personally I never called Gap unless in GL. We do Auto Gap when it is an open end though.
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Re: Auto-gap vs nasty split?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2016, 08:01:45 AM »
Per Manual, you don't auto gap with a split end. Auto Gap is when it is an open end meaning the OT is the last man on that side of the offense.

IMO Now calling gap against a nasty TE would be ok. But if running stack the TE would still be conflict. I would call Stack In or Out all day, then if the TE assignment is to block down in the gap he wouldn't know which would be entering his gap DT or LB on any given call. So he will have to slow down to see who is entering his gap. A lot depends on TE assignment. But miss personally I never called Gap unless in GL. We do Auto Gap when it is an open end though.

We do the same.  Auto gap only when there is no end.  I usually am shifting on the other side as well, so my CB is coming closer to the line.