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Offline PSLCOACHROB

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Re: more Balanced v Unbalanced
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2018, 01:09:58 PM »
I imagine they have rules for the backers as well. Those are the guys thay are going to make the tackle so where are they at?

Don't look at bringing the tackle over as also bringing over a defender. If you stay balanced that is one less blocker and one less gap to that side. Plus, you should be looking to run to the short side against that front from unbalanced. The de is going to get killed so I would think 18 sweep might be the call depending on what the backers are doing. Acounting for the front 4 is easy. Those 4 backers are the tough spot. Do you want a double on the de? Do you need it? Can a backer walk up and play more like an end cause if not the defense is in trouble against any te set. Dw would dominate your league imo.

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Re: more Balanced v Unbalanced
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2018, 07:22:03 AM »
The 4 LBs can line on either side but need to be 3 yards off the ball.  DBs are 7 yards unless a receiver is lined wide and then they can press.  These rules definitely change how you think about attacking on Offense.   

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Re: more Balanced v Unbalanced
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2018, 07:22:48 AM »
3 yards off the LOS

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Re: more Balanced v Unbalanced
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2018, 08:52:01 AM »
These silly rules are just going to lead to every team running Fast Kid Right and Fast Kid Left every play.

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Re: more Balanced v Unbalanced
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2018, 11:18:27 AM »
I would wedge the 44 all day

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Re: more Balanced v Unbalanced
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2018, 05:05:06 PM »
Pumba,
My league had the same rules, but they let the weak side TE be covered since the refs swore up and down he was a tackle.  I'd argue for that interpretation because you wind up with two D linemen on the play side for power. 


I'm not saying I agree with there ruling but I wasn't about to correct them (until I wanted to throw to the TE of course!)  Unless your refs are way way better than ours be prepared for this interpretation.

sometimes nothing is a real cool hand

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Re: more Balanced v Unbalanced
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2018, 10:41:48 PM »
Our league rules requires you run a 4-4 Defense with the DL always lined up on the Guards and Tackles.  The Center must be left uncovered.  If we run DCUBSW the defense would line up like this:

      DE       DT   DT   DE     
TE  G    C   G    T     T   TE

You could argue against using an unbalanced line in this instance because it will bring an extra lineman over to the point of attack if they canít line up on the person snapping the ball.  Arenít  we better off just running balanced so that the DT stays on the other side of the center, further away from where the play is going?   Would appreciate any views.

I don't think the DT moving over to the strong side of the center makes much difference on a strong side power play.  You can wash all that down or take advantage of the TE/T double teams they're giving you.  You can run off tackle on that all day, balanced or unbalanced.

The issues I see are 1) if you want to wedge at the center 2) the number of pullers needed and 3) distance they have to pull. 

If you go balanced and wedge at the center, they're giving you a nice bubble as well as forcing those DTs into slanting the A gaps to stop that wedge.  That could open up some nice B Gap traps.

If you are balanced, you are probably going to pull the backside guards most of the time. You either need to have two guards who can pull or will need to flip your line.  Unbalanced line with one guy, the strong side guard, pulling both ways works great. 

You might have problems with the backs getting to the hole before the guard now.  The obvious way to fix the timing is to align your runners deeper to give the guards time to get in front.  Deeper runners mean longer snaps.  Longer snaps are less reliable.

There's advantages and disadvantages to both.  That's why I mix it up balanced and unbalanced.

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Re: more Balanced v Unbalanced
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2018, 08:54:08 AM »
Coaches, Great insight above ó very helpful. 
Many thanks.