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Zone blocking Count line call
« on: March 27, 2011, 10:16:24 PM »
Pbly a dumb question, however will ask it anyway. When the center makes the call who is Zero, does he verbally make that call, ie point and call that defender out?

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Re: Zone blocking Count line call
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 11:08:50 PM »
Pbly a dumb question, however will ask it anyway. When the center makes the call who is Zero, does he verbally make that call, ie point and call that defender out?

Zero is the NT, 1 tech or LB.  Everyone has to know how to count it.   

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Re: Zone blocking Count line call
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 12:36:57 AM »
A drill that we use to identify numbers is pretty simple.  We got it from the Fresno State OL coach.  He calls it "chair drill" (he does it in his meeting room).  We call it "clap drill" because we don't have a bunch of chairs around the practice field. 

Use the chairs (bags, extra bodies, cones, etc.) to create the defensive front.  Coach calls out the play and snap count, calls the cadence and when the ball is supposed to be snapped, all OL clap and then point to their responsibility. 

When we first start teaching a concept, we'll start with (in this example) the entire OL pointing to "0".  Next rep to "1", etc.  Then we'll go random numbers (out of order).  Then we'll have the OL point to specific responsibility. 

Super simple and very fast. 

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Re: Zone blocking Count line call
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 07:32:02 AM »
A drill that we use to identify numbers is pretty simple.  We got it from the Fresno State OL coach.  He calls it "chair drill" (he does it in his meeting room).  We call it "clap drill" because we don't have a bunch of chairs around the practice field. 

Use the chairs (bags, extra bodies, cones, etc.) to create the defensive front.  Coach calls out the play and snap count, calls the cadence and when the ball is supposed to be snapped, all OL clap and then point to their responsibility. 

When we first start teaching a concept, we'll start with (in this example) the entire OL pointing to "0".  Next rep to "1", etc.  Then we'll go random numbers (out of order).  Then we'll have the OL point to specific responsibility. 

Super simple and very fast.


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Re: Zone blocking Count line call
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 07:50:09 AM »
Our High School has the center point and call the 0 "Ohio" every play.

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Re: Zone blocking Count line call
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 11:16:02 PM »
Pbly a dumb question, however will ask it anyway. When the center makes the call who is Zero, does he verbally make that call, ie point and call that defender out?
Zero is always the man who would normally be over the center in the defense. It clarifies problems right from the start of the count.
so for example they are a true even front team, both guards and tackles covered by a down linemen. The center is covered by mlb. The mike is always zero. Take the 50 defense. That nose is zero no matter where he lines up. that zero. They go into a g look? he is still zero.

This takes some getting use to, but when you understand how pivotal that guy over the center is in any defensive structure and how it affects playcalling, It will open a pandoras box of teaching for you. It will force you to teach calls, which force you into two schemes in every play, that being front and backside. This will force your linemen to have to talk which will inherently make them better as a unit.

Make em scream it until it becomes second nature.
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Re: Zone blocking Count line call
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 01:28:54 PM »
Play side A gap defender is zero