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Offline William Harrell

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Personnel to Run This Offense
« on: May 11, 2011, 09:42:10 PM »
Coaches,

I know what is needed to run the DC-WT, but what is the skills needed for each of the players in the DC-UBSW?

Here are my guesses:

TB: Best overall athlete; SPEED, HIT Score, PASS, possibly PUNT
WB: Fastest player on team; SPEED, CATCH, HIT SCORE
FB: Best available Hit Score
QB: Hit Score
C: Hit Score; fastest puller
Ts: Hit Score; next fastest
Gs: Hit Score, Snap
TEs: SPEED, CATCH

DumCoach, help me out!
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Re: Personnel to Run This Offense
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 11:38:49 PM »
Coaches,

I know what is needed to run the DC-WT, but what is the skills needed for each of the players in the DC-UBSW?

Here are my guesses:

TB: Best overall athlete; SPEED, HIT Score, PASS, possibly PUNT

Agreed.



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WB: Fastest player on team; SPEED, CATCH, HIT SCORE

I doubt he has to be the fastest kid on the team.  You give a kid running the weakside the ball and he's going to look fast even if he isn't. 

The reason for this is either the defense defends him with three and wins or defends him with two and loses.  If they defend your LE and LT (LG) with three, run strong because you outnumber them there.  If they defend with two, run weak because they can't defend you there.  That WB is going to look mighty fast versus two blocked defenders.



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FB: Best available Hit Score
QB: Hit Score

QB's hit score is not very important.  Everybody he hits he blindsides. 



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C: Hit Score; fastest puller

A huge ass always helps.   :)




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Ts: Hit Score; next fastest
Gs: Hit Score, Snap
TEs: SPEED, CATCH

Hit scores are important only if well below average.
Teach them to block and go with the best.

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Re: Personnel to Run This Offense
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 10:12:49 PM »
Dumcoach,

What are you looking for in your QB, FB, and WB? Also, are your worst players at TEs or just X?
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Re: Personnel to Run This Offense
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 02:24:39 AM »
Dumcoach,

What are you looking for in your QB, FB, and WB?

Very little. 

The actual position that requires TALENT is the TB position.  Hence, the reason JIM THORPE played here.

FB's did not require the ability to block until the advent of the "T" formation.  You can play a 65 pound 10 year old at QB (BB) or WB.  Just give them a blocking angle and the rest takes care of itself.




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Also, are your worst players at TEs or just X?


Your "worst" TE is at X.  That doesn't mean he's your worst player.  There is lots of room for crappy players in a SW.
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Re: Personnel to Run This Offense
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 02:48:49 AM »
There is lots of room for crappy players in a SW.

Whoa! Not sure if I can take that, old friend.  ;D

As a HS SW coach (just clarifying as DC's SW playbook is intended for youth and your id lists you as a HS coach), the QE is an important player. At that level, we can't get away with MPP types like at younger ages. He must be able to run and catch, as well as be able to execute a gap or down block. He DEFINITELY must be able to get out and block at 2nd level in space. No negotiation here, that's required to get the job. Loads of film analysis and grading players has taught me that this player is often the key to our success at running weak, where we go for our big plays.
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