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Bubble and Smoke Screens
« on: November 10, 2015, 09:01:02 AM »
Coaches, I've been running the DW for 6 years and have started to add more spread out of the gun the last two years.  We run a lot of bubbles, smoke screens and 1 step hitches. I'm trying to get us faster at releasing the ball and better at stalk blocking. Any help with drills would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Bubble and Smoke Screens
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 06:11:34 PM »
M

Screen blocking is so important to us. We work on the blocks every day. The key is to understand it just isn't a stalk block. Most times we block MDM(most dangerous man). On Bubble for example, the #1 may have off coverage so he will take an outside release then stem inside for the OLB.

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Re: Bubble and Smoke Screens
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2015, 08:24:14 AM »
Thanks Joe.

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Re: Bubble and Smoke Screens
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2015, 09:14:59 AM »
M

Screen blocking is so important to us. We work on the blocks every day. 

Joe


Can you provide more detail?
How, how much, who?
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Re: Bubble and Smoke Screens
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2015, 09:58:42 AM »
Can you provide more detail?Sure, if you really want exact detail just call!
How, how much, who?WR blocking for us isn't a sometimes thing it is an all the time thing. "No Block = No Rock" is something we live by. We start in conditioning with our players on their knee's punching tires(I posted video of this somewhere).
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Blocking for us just isn't for the OLine. Every player must learn to block, how to block & who to block. Our RB works blocking everyday just as the WR'S do, adding in he will work Pass Pro with the Oline & Dline going live. WR's learn several different blocks. Stalk, Press, & Crack are the 3 that come first. Obviously you can't Stalk block a press defender, & you can't allow him to get his hands on you. So, we first work on blocking a Press defender. Hand fighting & punch are paramount here. The tire punches now pay dividends. Stalk blocking is all about sinking the hips at the proper moment & getting in good body position. Crack is about 2 different things, first is patience, second is always being legal.

I hope that helps, just give me a call if you need more detail.

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Re: Bubble and Smoke Screens
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2015, 10:16:41 AM »
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Re: Bubble and Smoke Screens
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2015, 10:35:01 AM »
Fixed!
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Re: Bubble and Smoke Screens
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2015, 12:26:17 PM »
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We really didn't call these screens enough in the beginning of the season. Towards the end of the season bubble became huge for us. People became really fixated on our power play and the outside backer was always cheating back to the box, the result was we scored on bubble a bunch and had some really big gains with it. Didn't really use smoke very much. We will be getting together with our kids a couple of times a week in off season, would you invest the time in teaching the traditional bubble or stay with the back peddle?

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Re: Bubble and Smoke Screens
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2015, 07:55:39 AM »
Joe,

Love the "No Block=No Rock", I'm using that today! I would love to call you for more details. What's your #? Thanks.

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Re: Bubble and Smoke Screens
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2015, 07:57:45 AM »
Love the "No Block=No Rock", I'm using that today!

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Re: Bubble and Smoke Screens
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2015, 08:11:17 AM »
Mike

At the Youth level the back pedal just has so many advantages I would stay with it. At our level the game is just faster & our QB's better so we will use the traditional Bubble on certain plays.

Bubble is our equivalent of sweep, so it's very important to us. The Fast Screen game is all about stretching the field, nothing gets those OLB's out of the box faster than running Bubble a few times. When we want to break C3, & we aren't great at 4 verts, Smoke becomes important. It's just fitting all the working parts to destroy any defense.

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Re: Bubble and Smoke Screens
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2015, 08:18:41 AM »
Joe,

Love the "No Block=No Rock", I'm using that today! I would love to call you for more details. What's your #? Thanks.

M

This is much more than an expression for us, it's a creed. We celebrate the blocks in film, not the catch & run that is the easy part. The block is what pays the rent. Last season we had a Receiver who was unreal. He is playing at a Big 10 school as a true freshman. He took amazing pride in his blocking, often would stay after practice to work on his craft. He helped instill this culture into our current receivers. In film the first thing we look at is the blocks.

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Re: Bubble and Smoke Screens
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2016, 11:31:27 AM »
There is no better way to stretch the field horizontally than using Fast Screens. Most Youth coaches under utilize this aspect of the game.  The most important thing is to be consistent throwing them. If you aren't completing them on air at a rate above 80% than don't throw them in a game. Figure out why & what the problem is than fix it.

This Spring I had 4 QB's to work with. After running our Fast Screen drill the 2 older QB's were at a rate of over 90% completion on air. The 2 frosh were struggling. I really concentrate on the technique & teaching with them. One was extremely talented but quite difficult to coach. The other less talented but responded to coaching. At the end of the Spring the coach-able one was ell over 90%. He understood the importance of how to move his feet, a proper set, & a good throw.

We throw Bubble & Smoke between .8 to 1.2 seconds from the snap. Yes, I do time it & we work on it. The times aren't much different for youth. You need to work this in order to be successful. My last Youth team was deadly throwing Bubble & Smoke, we started a game with 3 TD's on 3 plays throwing Bubble. Rocket requires a little more coaching. One interesting development is this season we are throwing Rocket off a Stretch fake to the opposite side. It is deadly.

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Re: Bubble and Smoke Screens
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2016, 08:54:53 PM »
Need clarification please.

Bubble is #1 receiver runs towards QB or #2 away from QB?

Smoke is #1 drops straight back a couple steps to receive pass from QB?

Also, can you run these from UC?  All the clips I see are shotgun.


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Re: Bubble and Smoke Screens
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2016, 11:05:14 PM »
Thunder

All these are diagrammed in my Power Point you can find it under my section. Bubble is #2 or # 3 moving away. Smoke is #1 taking 2 steps up then 2 back.

You can run them under center. Think USC under Coach Carroll.

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