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Offline chiefs58

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When not to PWR
« on: November 05, 2016, 07:36:34 PM »
Today we learned when not to PWR. Today's opponents   defense played the DEs really close to our OTs and they were fast. They were fast enough that the backside DE was killing us. When we had TEO 25 PWR and then we Powered that side we had so many blockers that it created a wall, the FB would get stuck and the backside DE had time to get us. So we just stopped running PWR. TEO 25 and cracked that backside DE over and over.  We ran TEO 25 4 times in a row for 50 yds and a TD. 

Remember our 3 back is one of the best players in our league, but I can't stand it when we can't run our normal plays.  We WILL find a way.

I post this to remind everyone even though PWR is almost always the call, sometimes it's best not to.
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Re: When not to PWR
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2016, 01:51:40 AM »
Who blocked the DE on "TEO 25"?
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Re: When not to PWR
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2016, 07:29:15 AM »
TE chips DE on his way to LB and we changed our HB path from the 3 hole which is always closed anyway due every gap being filled and GoL blocking.  So HB runs right where the LT was.  He picks up that fast DE and our FB finally gets tackled 7-20 yards downfield.

Changing our HB path has been huge for us this year.  He was always just running into a wall and not blocking anyone but the backs of his own teammates.  Now when we run 25/26 he's laying the wood on their DEs.

Also the next round in playoffs and the team that should make it to the Super Bowl do the same thing.  So we are going to try and have our TE take 2 normal size steps away from OT instead of 2 big ones to get him a tad closer to the DE but not too close.  Then have the TE and HB or FB switch blocking assignments.  TE block the DE down into our line and the backs hit the LBS. 





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This change with tight fast DEs seem to really open up our off tackle plays. Also notice we have the 3 lined up 3 steps directly behind the OT instead of the 3 hole.  Just those few inches more outside has helped the 3 backs blocking a ton.

No matter what we don't run by an unblocked defender
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Re: When not to PWR
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 11:13:53 AM »
TE chips DE on his way to LB and we changed our HB path from the 3 hole which is always closed anyway due every gap being filled and GoL blocking.  So HB runs right where the LT was.  He picks up that fast DE and our FB finally gets tackled 7-20 yards downfield.

Changing our HB path has been huge for us this year.  He was always just running into a wall and not blocking anyone but the backs of his own teammates.  Now when we run 25/26 he's laying the wood on their DEs.

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So you're essentially running an ISO with the HB lead blocking but kicking out, right?
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Re: When not to PWR
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 12:18:11 PM »
Yes for the most part.  Sometimes the DE tries hard to get to the QB so HB kicks him in instead out out just because of the angle they're both running.  Regardless it's hat on a hat and the off tackle is open. 
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