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Offline CoachMattT

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Run blocking first step
« on: January 03, 2017, 11:31:28 AM »
So this might be a simple question, I might just not be reading things correctly. The linemen's first step should be playside at 90 degrees for hands blocking.

Now in a "mini" (small gaps) alignment wouldn't his playside foot be stepping on the next linemen's "non-playside" foot as soon as he steps playside? Has anyone had trouble with linemen tripping each other by stepping on feet?

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Re: Run blocking first step
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 12:00:48 PM »
Youre slightly over thinking this.

If the guard is fast and tackle slow yea maybe or vice versa.

There isnt really a situation defensivley where this could happen really
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Re: Run blocking first step
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 04:30:20 PM »
So this might be a simple question, I might just not be reading things correctly. The linemen's first step should be playside at 90 degrees for hands blocking.

Now in a "mini" (small gaps) alignment wouldn't his playside foot be stepping on the next linemen's "non-playside" foot as soon as he steps playside? Has anyone had trouble with linemen tripping each other by stepping on feet?
never seen kids trip over their adjacent teammate. They do a lot of thing, but tripping isn't one of them. If your feet get that high off the ground, no worries because you will be on your back.
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Re: Run blocking first step
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 05:35:46 PM »
Cool,
I thought maybe it wasn't really an issue, just want to feel like I have thought it over from as many angles as possible before I teach it.

It is going to be a big learning experience for me teaching blocking so I have been reading a lot and running it through my head a lot trying to think of things that could be issues.

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Re: Run blocking first step
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 06:54:42 PM »
So this might be a simple question, I might just not be reading things correctly. The linemen's first step should be playside at 90 degrees for hands blocking.

Now in a "mini" (small gaps) alignment wouldn't his playside foot be stepping on the next linemen's "non-playside" foot as soon as he steps playside? Has anyone had trouble with linemen tripping each other by stepping on feet?

Most plays from "Mini" do not involve a reach step since you're likely running wedge, pass, speed, or off tackle.
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