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Split 4-4 vs UBSW Power Play
« on: February 19, 2013, 03:51:29 PM »
Other thread is too long so posting here.  See coaching points below:





Weak Side End

Flow away:  Check counter and trail as deep as the deepest back looking for reverse.

Rover

Flow away:  cross key far back and BB for counter/trap.  No counter, cushion back through hook zone looking for throw back before getting into wide pursuit looking for cutback.

Weak Corner

Flow away and TE reaching inside:  Cushion back to back two-thirds.  Deep cut off pursuit through middle third in case play breaks

Will
 
Flow away: Cross key FB to WB looking for trap and counter.  No counter: secure backside side A gap and pursue inside out.  If window opens between RG and IT, take it if you can make it.

Nose and Tackle

Fingertip alignment should be aligned head up to inside.  Get a good get off play wedge and trap.   Power step with near foot, snap hands from the ground to the target, and explode hips.  Keep pressure on offensive blocker until you locate the ball carrier.  Do not spin out of down blocks.  If you have penetrated and beaten the down blocks head across the line of scrimmage (i.e., his head is on your hip or back) work down the heel line otherwise cross his face.  Play cutback

Mike

Flow at you: mirror FB flow and secure B to C gap.  Take on any down block by the wing with inside shoulder.  Play over the top.

Sam

Flow at you:  TE base blocks and near back attacks defensive end: trap the TE on the line of scrimmage and control C gap, squeezes the end over to D gap staying square, keeping inside arm free, controlling C gap and locate ball work across the ends face to the outside – do not go around the block. Do not allow inside release of the TE.

Strong End

Align outside shoulder of wing.  Take read step with inside foot.  Jam the inside release of the wing keeping off the Mike linebacker.  Cannot allow himself to be reached by the wing or give the wing a fast outside release.  Inside release of the wing: look inside for kick-out block.  Attacks all kick out blocks by attacking the block with the near shoulder while keeping shoulders square and squeezing the line of scrimmage.  Keep outside leverage (outside leg and arm free) and look for the play to bounce outside.  If the play bounces outside, keep runner on inside shoulder, work outside, and force back inside.  If he looses contain, he should cushion back to a correct intercepting angle.  Do not go around the block

Strong Corner

Base block by TE and inside release of wing read run.  Secondary contain - stay outside and close the play from outside in.  Do not come up inside or  over the line of scrimmage.  Stay outside in case the play bounces.

Free Safety

Sit and bounce for recognition of the play and back field flow.  Read the release of the WB/TE, backfield action, and ball level for run-pass read.   Run to: work through TE/WB to the alley to make sure it is not a play action pass.  If TE/WB blocks down, fill the alley fitting inside strong end.  He is unaccounted for and must be active in the run game. 
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Re: Split 4-4 vs UBSW Power Play
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2015, 12:18:30 PM »
Going back to some older posts on the UBSW (love this offense).  One of the things mentioned to attack a 4-4/WT6 was to use a nasty spilt to widen the 7 tech (2.5 - 3 yds) with the power play.  Run normal power and also use the "tunnel" call.  With the nasty split the Sam and strong end need to widen, and the balance of the front should adjust to the overshift 6 (5-2) as below.  Don't sit in base - slide the front to the nasty split alignment and mix slants to the formation.


« Last Edit: June 01, 2015, 04:36:22 PM by JrTitan »
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