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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2013, 09:48:39 AM »
Health permitting - I may do the clinic again.  I had a mini-stroke last July, & the damned pills they have me on keep me feeling dizzy!  I'll be 75 in 3 weeks.  If we do - I'll let you know!
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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2013, 09:51:58 AM »
Thanks Bill!

Do you not like to use counting anymore?

How do you teach who's covered vs un covered?

Great having you back! Just dont post free sw playbooks hahaha
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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2013, 10:04:37 AM »
Excellent stuff, thank you Coach.

Just so you know your previous efforts were appreciated I have used a good deal of the material you provided from forcing fumbles to correcting QB mechanics with my boys and had great results. Thank you again and I hope your health holds up.
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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2013, 10:11:49 AM »
Coach please dont take this the wrong way but we have a saying in South Louisiana "you cant kill bad grass" you'll outlive us all.

I get told this randomly by a retired MSGT that i know, hes just as mean and salty now as he was 30 yrs ago. Says he'll outlive me. Funny thing is, apart of me actually believes it.

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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2013, 10:12:06 AM »
Zach, Matt, & G-Tiger = thanks for the sentiments!

Yes, we use numbers.  See Joe Mangano's POWERPOINT for the numbers - he got them from me.
http://www.hudl.com/presview/114724

We just use numbers to determine WHERE our BASE "man" IS (for Zone AND Man blocks).  ULTRA-SIMPLE:
Uncovered = no DLM on you.  Covered = DLM on you.

Here is the way we give it to players.  ALABAMA teaches the zone plays THIS way.  STILL USE ALEX GIBBS' BLOCKING TECHNIQUES.

This is we what give to players:

PROGRESSION FOR TEACHING INSIDE/OUTSIDE ZONES

1.   TEACH BASE MAN BLOCKING # ASSIGNMENTS

A.  CENTER BLOCKS #0
B.  GUARDS BLOCK #1
C.  TACKLES BLOCK #2
D.  H & Y BLOCK #3
E.  #4 ACCOUNTED FOR SEVERAL WAYS.
F.  NOTE: IF “0” IS NOT IN THE “CENTER BOX” – CENTER DESIGNATES      “0” AS THE FIRST DEFENDER TO THE SIDE HE IS BLOCKING.
G.  IN A STACK – THE DLM GETS THE LOW #.


 2.  TEACH “COVERED/UNCOVERED” (TO DETERMINES WHO ZONE BLOCKS AND WHO MAN BLOCKS).

A.  IF YOU ARE UNCOVERED – ZONE WITH YOUR PLAYSIDE TEAMMATE.
B.  IF YOU ARE COVERED – ZONE WITH YOUR BACKSIDE TEAMMATE (UNLESS HE IS COVERED THEN YOU MUST MAN BLOCK).
NOTE:  IF YOUR MAN IS STACKED IN A “TANDEM” – ZONE WITH TEAMMATE WHOSE MAN IS ALSO STACKED.





« Last Edit: February 12, 2013, 10:20:34 AM by billmountjoy »
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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2013, 10:17:36 AM »
Great Stuff!

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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2013, 10:19:07 AM »
INSIDE ZONE TECHNIQUE (DRIVE BLOCK TECHNIQUES):

A.   COVERED:  Take a 6” lead step aiming eyes at playside number.  Second step to crotch (do not crossover).  Hands at base of shoulder pads.

3.   If DLM slants inside – force him to flatten his slant and double team with uncovered teammate.  Stay on block until wiped off & then work upfield aiming eyes to playside number of LBer.

Can you explain forcing him to flatten his slant more? Is this a case of "catching" with the backside hand? I'm imagining a 2 tech slanting inside.
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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2013, 10:19:45 AM »
What is considered on you?

Ive heard my nose to his nosr

My inside arm to his inside arm

Whats your take
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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2013, 10:23:01 AM »
ZACH:  BASICALLY he is "on" you anywhere from shoulder to shoulder.  If you can't run straight ahead with contacting him in his original alignment - you KNOW he is "ON" you!!!
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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2013, 10:26:43 AM »
MATT:  Your question was:  Can you explain forcing him to flatten his slant more? Is this a case of "catching" with the backside hand? I'm imagining a 2 tech slanting inside.

ANSWER: = force him (shove him down) to the inside teammate rather than to allow him to penetrate the inside gap between you.  You SHOVE him in THIS situation (he is slanting inside AND your help is coming from inside).  You "catch" him only if NO help coming from inside!
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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2013, 10:35:23 AM »
ZACH:  BASICALLY he is "on" you anywhere from shoulder to shoulder.  If you can't run straight ahead with contacting him in his original alignment - you KNOW he is "ON" you!!!

A 3 tech B gap player square in the gap guard is covered? 

Gibbs talked about near/far

If the center thinks the 1 tech is closer to the guard (playside) he will call combo with psg

If the center thinks the 1 is closer to him he will make a man call

Does this help the covered/uncovered process? 
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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2013, 10:45:13 AM »
INSIDE ZONE TECHNIQUE (DRIVE BLOCK TECHNIQUES):
A.   COVERED:  Take a 6” lead step aiming eyes at playside number.  Second step to crotch (do not crossover).  Hands at base of shoulder pads.


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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2013, 10:58:12 AM »
ZACH:  With 18" splits - anyone in a gap is USUALLY on a part of SOMEONE (DLM in OUR league are wider than 18").
We don't zone a shade nose playside (we CAN give Center help - with a "ricochet" as Gibbs call it - if NEED BE).  C & G zone a man closer to (or on) ON G.  3 tech will usually be ON a part of the ON G, ETC. 
 
We don't "split hairs" on all this.  Prior preparation is the KEY!  We scout the hell out of opponents, & spend countless HOURS of film work (love end zone shots).  We then draw up the game plan & rep the hell out of it.  By Friday - there will be NO DOUBT in the minds of the players WHO to block.

ALL fronts in football can be categorized into FIVE categories (PHONE me if you want a more detailed explanation).
The five categories are:  "Okie", "Even", "Over", "Under", "Solid".  Our players know how (who) to block on those 5 fronts, and that covers ALL the fronts in football. 

For one EXAMPLE:  An "OKIE" means the Center is covered & both Guards are uncovered.  That could mean a 5-2, a 3-4, a 3-3 Stack, 3-5 Stack, etc.  THEY ARE ALL BLOCKED THE SAME!

I cannot type ALL the situations - phone me at home or email me & WE CAN GET INTO DIAGRAMS.
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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2013, 11:04:50 AM »
Coach Shad - this is along same line as what you mentioned (PAGE 1 OF OUR LINE PLAY):

BLOCKING FUNDAMENTALS


STANCE:

Explosive and balanced to enable the blocker to move in four (4) directions with vertical leverage.  Eyes are up (strain thru the eyebrows).


LANDMARK:

Point of aim, target.  Area on defender to place the hands and direct the feet.


LEVERAGE:

A.   Vertical:  Pad under pad (PUP)
B.   Horizontal:  Lateral


FOOTWORK:  (Step at landmark with vertical leverage).

A.   First step = directional; playside – 6” step – step at the landmark.  Adjust your first step to the horizontal alignment of the defender (I.E. width and depth).
B.   Second step = quickness to get this step down to create power and suddenness.


HAND PLACEMENT:

Thumbs up with the elbows in tight to your framework.


FINISH!!!!!
« Last Edit: February 12, 2013, 11:07:22 AM by billmountjoy »
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Re: ALEX GIBBS ZONE BLOCKING
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2013, 04:39:43 PM »
Thanks for all of this, Bill; this is good stuff, really is. I'm loving your explanations and how you seem to simplify this.

One question though; if you had to teach this to a team of 10/11 year olds, what would be your teaching methodology? Would there be any difference from how you would teach/correct high school players? I've taught players at that age what covered/uncovered was, and I see no reason why I couldn't also use the counting method, but I would LOVE to pick the brains of some coaches who've had success teaching this to players at that age.

Like I said, I'd really like to hear about the teaching methodology(s) that reached the kids and were successful. Thanks again, coaches.
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