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Defeating the cut block
« on: November 28, 2017, 08:35:42 AM »
Anyone got a good drill or technique for DT's to defeat a cut block by the OT for a pulling guard?

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Re: Defeating the cut block
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 11:17:57 AM »
Anyone got a good drill or technique for DT's to defeat a cut block by the OT for a pulling guard?

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The tilted 3 is to negate 2 blockers especially in a gap scheme.  The tilted 3 is a 4i as i interpreted it.  He aligns on the tackle then tilts toward the guard. If this is done the tackle should make contact with the guard in the start of the pull with the tackle making contact with the 3tech creating the text book effect.

If the contact with pulling gaurd is not consistent and your boy is getting chopped ive done 2 things:

1. Align in a 2 tech and slant into tackle
- this puts the tackle in oh shit mode as hes not gonna dive when someones driving into his face. The slant i take near shoulder to near shoulder. So 3 techs outside should hits inside shoulder of tackle on slant. If done right...we neutralise the tackle and cause issues on the track of the guard.
2. Align in a 4 and slant into guard
-  if he chops forward your guy passes him un harmed, if he chops in to the gap you are in a better spot to go over or around him
-near shoulder to near shoulder. Inside shoulder of 3 tech attacks near shoulder of guard.

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Re: Defeating the cut block
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 11:35:30 PM »

1. Align in a 2 tech and slant into tackle
- this puts the tackle in oh shit mode as hes not gonna dive when someones driving into his face. The slant i take near shoulder to near shoulder. So 3 techs outside should hits inside shoulder of tackle on slant. If done right...we neutralise the tackle and cause issues on the track of the guard.

In the manual this is known as "Reverse tilt". 


In "Killer Bee" the DT is allowed to back off the LOS ("Flex").  If the guard pulls, follow him by passing behind the NG to the play.  If the guard comes out, go forward and smack him from the side to keep him off Mike.  An OT cannot cut a flexed DT.  The same 4i also keeps the OT from climbing up.   

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Re: Defeating the cut block
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 02:54:52 PM »
An OT cannot cut a flexed DT. 

Not legally. Check out our Left DT. Pretty big flex. Good luck getting that call in a game.

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