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Offline Shamrocks

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Question about the inside MLB's in the 4-4
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:54:14 AM »
Playing a team that runs a pistol with a very good FB lining up on either side.  The FB usually does 2 things, for example:
If he is on the right side of the QB, he is either coming in front of the QB for the handoff going off tackle to the left side, or is going to be the lead blocker going right for either the WB who came in motion for the jet sweep of the QB who fakes it to the WB and keeps it.  The FB 9 out of 10 times takes you to the ball by either carrying the ball or blocking for someone with the ball.

In a 4-4, or even a 6-2, how would you have your 2 inside MLB’s attack 32 or where he is going?

(They do on occasion fake it to the FB and the QB will keep it and go off tackle the opposite side, HOWEVER, they take their tall throwing QB out and put in a shifty RB to play QB when this happens, if at all)

Offline bootnshoot

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Re: Question about the inside MLB's in the 4-4
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2014, 01:53:37 PM »
Do you run dual 3 techniques? 

If so, here is how I coach our ILB's.  If play is to me, I scrape starting with B.  If play is away, I fill A.  We also talk a lot about the backside backer getting "in the bubble" to take away the cutback. 

Offline Dusty Ol Fart

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Re: Question about the inside MLB's in the 4-4
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2014, 05:21:43 PM »
Whichever way he goes the ISLB has to take the FB. As stated the trailer always closes the open windows. OSLB are Contain 80% of the time. 

Run to the D Right RISLB follows the FB, Trailing LISLB closes the windows  that open in pursuit!  Reverse for a Run Left  ;)   
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