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Offline ArizonaVol

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foot to foot splits
« on: January 06, 2015, 01:34:15 PM »
My boys are familiar using foot to foot splits, can we continue with zero splits utilizing power pistol or must we add space?  in the manual it says 0-6 inch splits but I don't see it referenced much by anyone on the site. 

Personally I like how foot to foot splits neutralizes the blitz.

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Re: foot to foot splits
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 01:36:23 PM »
Yes, foot to foot is what most use.Some might go 6" slpits but the boys always give you 3"  :) .
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Re: foot to foot splits
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 02:07:13 AM »
Personally I like how foot to foot splits neutralizes the blitz.

What I would guess would be smaller splits would lead to smaller holes for defenders to shoot through.
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Re: foot to foot splits
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 02:50:35 AM »
What I would guess would be smaller splits would lead to smaller holes for defenders to shoot through.

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Re: foot to foot splits
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 08:34:07 AM »
I still haven't figured out how 0 splits prevent blitzing? If that is the case, does 0 splits prevent running?

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Re: foot to foot splits
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 08:41:32 AM »
I still haven't figured out how 0 splits prevent blitzing? If that is the case, does 0 splits prevent running?
Theoretically, zero splits help blitzes to be picked up easier. If the oline is well drilled and steps properly the holes for blitzers should be small and the double at the poa should open a big hole.

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Re: foot to foot splits
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2015, 01:51:44 PM »
I still haven't figured out how 0 splits prevent blitzing? If that is the case, does 0 splits prevent running?
Most tight split teams are gap scheme teams so they create the hole with down and kick. The lb get caught up in the wash. The other issue is how lb are taught. They really aren't taught well so teams blitz them. That helps them get caught in the wash. They don't flow to a gap (which they still have to fight over the wash).

On our power our rb heads downhill to the ps A gap then slides to opening. The down hill track gives the lb an at read so he comes forward yet gets caught up in all the down blocks.

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Re: foot to foot splits
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2015, 07:45:36 PM »
Well said Morris and it closer on pulls tight splits work in any system as long as you execute and have sound rules
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Re: foot to foot splits
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2015, 09:05:42 PM »
A good OC can read what  a DC is doing.Blitzing,squating,submarine,ect,ect.Many many ways to beat a good DC with all Coach has given us.jmo
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Re: foot to foot splits
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2015, 04:47:23 AM »
A good OC can read what  a DC is doing.Blitzing,squating,submarine,ect,ect.Many many ways to beat a good DC with all Coach has given us.jmo

Exactly, Rick. In Coach Cox's system if you are having trouble with IOL not getting the job done then go with a WASH call and have everyone block down.
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Re: foot to foot splits
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2015, 08:06:53 AM »
Well said Morris and it closer on pulls tight splits work in any system as long as you execute and have sound rules
I can't see tight splits working with veer or zone honestly. So to say any system is a bit of a stretch.

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Re: foot to foot splits
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2015, 08:37:56 AM »
I can't see tight splits working with veer or zone honestly. So to say any system is a bit of a stretch.
I imagine tight splits would make the read in veer impossibly fast. It would have to be call only.

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Re: foot to foot splits
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2015, 08:51:09 AM »
I imagine tight splits would make the read in veer impossibly fast. It would have to be call only.
We experimented with a veer like play from dw a few years ago. We had a nomo series with belly, belly counter and a few more and thought this might work with it. The dive was called and we were going to read the emlos. I think it could of worked with reading the end but no way the dive read would of worked. Too fast as you said. Obviously the same with midline(even worse). Not being option guys we let it go.

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Re: foot to foot splits
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2015, 04:12:13 PM »
I can't see tight splits working with veer or zone honestly. So to say any system is a bit of a stretch.
how can't it your telling you can't time and make those block  accurately maybe not foot to foot but anywhere from 6-12 inches you can make it happen soundly
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Re: foot to foot splits
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2015, 04:36:34 PM »
how can't it your telling you can't time and make those block  accurately maybe not foot to foot but anywhere from 6-12 inches you can make it happen soundly
Veer/midline has large splits to make the read easier. If you take the splits down too much the read of the qb for the dive/pull would need to happen too fast. A 2 or 3 tech lined up on zero splits would be on the qb too fast. Zone needs space to work properly as well. And we were talking foot to foot. I still don't think 12 inches is big enough for either zone or veer. Certainly not impossible but if you were going to run either zone or veer/midline why would you make it harder by having tight splits?