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Offline C-Rob

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Swinging Gate/Lonesome Polecat Alignment
« on: October 23, 2017, 06:58:43 AM »
Just curious how you align to this formation:

    E  C                                        X X X X X E

    B  Q                                               B
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Re: Swinging Gate/Lonesome Polecat Alignment
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 09:30:58 AM »
Never had to deal with it much, but we did have a team that ran a slightly different formation, but similar.  They had half at the ball and half out wide.  The way we have always looked at these plays is that they need to get the ball over to the back on the other side before we kill their QB.  We would be calling what we call as "WIDE" for our DE's and "LOAD" for our LB's.  In the WIDE call, our DE closest to the stack will split the distance between their end man in the ball stack and the end man on the wide stack.  Our outside LB is on outside shoulder of the DE with the other moved more to the middle of the field.  Mike is moved way over, but still 6-8 yards deep. 

Not sure if the diagram below really shows what it would look like.  We would have the DE angling to the outside hip of the outside back (out wide).  He should be wide enough that the blocker will not get to him and the LB is also crashing on that back because we are looking to pick off that direct screen to the back out wide.  The Mike and CB on that stack side have zone coverage in case they want to throw over us.  Meanwhile, I am rushing 4 linemen that they will have to get the ball off quickly to defeat. 


                                                    M
                                       
CB      LB                   
                                         LB            CB     
E  T  G  G  T                   E

    E  C                                        X X X X X E

    B  Q                                               B


Now, if I had seen this particular play on film, I might deal with it a little differently to shift my back side CB over there to have another one on that side, but I have not had to do that yet.

The one time that a team ran this against us, they did complete the pass to the back, but they had to put some air under it and our LB and CB on that side crushed the back for a 5 yard loss.  Could have just been lucky and it was poor blocking by the linemen out wide. 

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Re: Swinging Gate/Lonesome Polecat Alignment
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 11:34:52 PM »
Just curious how you align to this formation:
c                                                                            c
                            b
   e    b   m                                   t  g    g  t     e
      E  C                                        X X X X X E

      B  Q                                               B

At times we would GAP call the Right STACK so that ROLB would align outside of X and T and G would align in gaps.


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