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Notes on coaching the the zone offense -Bill Mountjoy
« on: March 30, 2012, 07:13:54 PM »

ORIGINAL THINKING ON ZONE PLAYS (by the Coaches who taught it best):
 
1. INSIDE ZONE (AKA: “TIGHT ZONE”)  is designed to DRIVE THE DLM OFF THE BALL INO THE LAPS OF THE LBers  (“move level 1 back to level 2”).  It is more of a "cram the B gap, or cut back" play. IZ better vs. defenses that play a little soft - striking a blow & pursuing laterally.   Using tighter POWER ZONE BLOCKING PRINCIPLES (seeking vertical double teams) – it is  important that we get movement off the LOS by the O-Line, so the RB can run off the first DLM outside the Center, finding the creases, and coming downhill towards the B gap to run to daylight.

NOTE:  We love it vs "Okie", & "Under" fronts, with a bubble over the ON G.  The  RB has a chance to cram the B gap, or cut back.  It's tough as crap for most G's to block a 3 on IZ (forcing the RB to stop his feet & change directions), AND, that is why MOST prefer the play towards the lowest # DT technique!!! 

2. OUTSIDE ZONE (AKA: “WIDE ZONE”)  is designed to STRETCH THE DEFENSE.  It is more of a “cram the C gap, or take it wide" play. OZ better vs. defenses that charge straight ahead & try to overpower the O-Line. The O-Line uses wider FULL ZONE PRINCIPLES to create movement up front, seeking double teams, but will come off a little quicker in going to the LBers. The path of the RB to the butt of the TE will initially stretch the defense to the outside while the RB option runs off the block on the DE.

NOTE:  We love it vs. "Over" & "Even”  fronts, with bubble over ON T.  The RB has the straight shot to cut UP (NOT back) at the C gap if the DE contains, and if the DE comes inside - the RB has a chance to "circle the defense".









 

QB/RB TECHNIQUES ON INSIDE & OUTSIDE ZONE:

 

 I.                   INSIDE ZONE:

 

A)    QB:  OPEN TO TITE 5 O’CLOCK (RIGHT) OR 7 O’CLOCK (LEFT).  USE 2ND STEP FOR DEPTH.  EXTEND BALL – MESH POINT ON 3RD STEP.  THE 4TH STEP BEGINS NAKED MECHANICS.  GOOD FAKE OF NAKED AWAY – DRIVE FOR 5 STEPS.  NO PEEK BACK – FINISH!

 

 

B)    RB (TOES @ 7 1/2 YARDS):  FOOTWORK:  OPEN STEP, CROSS OVER, LAND MARK OUTSIDE LEG OF GUARD.   PRESS THE HOLE.  SHOULDERS PARALLEL TO L.O.S.  READ:  1ST DLM FROM INSIDE-OUT  PLAYSIDE (EXCLUDING A SHADED NOSE).  VS. BUBBLE OVER G – READ MAN ON T -  IF HE GIVES A READ TO CUT INSIDE – READ THE NOSE.

COACHING POINT:  MAKE YOUR DECISION NO LATER THAN YOUR 3rd STEP (TO CRAM B GAP OR MAKE A CUT) - MAKE ONE CUT & LIVE WITH IT!

CP:  ON THE INSIDE ZONE – THE BEST CUT IS “NO CUT”!!!

 


 

 

 

 

II.                OUTSIDE ZONE:

 

A)    QB:  OPEN TO 4 O’CLOCK (RIGHT) OR 8 O’CLOCK (LEFT)  FOR EXTRA WIDTH.  USE 2ND STEP FOR ADDITIONAL WIDTH.  EXTEND BALL – MESH POINT ON 3rd STEP.  THE 4TH STEP BEGINS NAKED MECHANICS.  GOOD FAKE OF NAKED AWAY – DRIVE FOR 5 STEPS.  NO PEEK BACK – FINISH.

 

             

B)    RB (DEPTH:  TOES @ 7 ½ YARDS).  FOOTWORK:  HITCH

KICK TO BUTT OF TE.  READ DE (OR FIRST DLM FROM OUTSIDE-IN PLAYSIDE) – IF HE GIVES YOU A READ TO CUT UP – READ THE NEXT DLM INSIDE (DT).   IF HE GIVES YOU A READ TO GO OUT – TAKE IT.

COACHING POINT:  MAKE YOUR DECISION NO LATER THAN YOUR 3RD STEP (TO CUT UP OR GO OUTSIDE)  - MAKE ONE CUT & LIVE WITH IT!
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Re: Notes on coaching the the zone offense -Bill Mountjoy
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 07:22:22 PM »
Rich,good stuff.I Started on page 5 of this the Offensive Zone Blocking,this site.And have worked my way to page 3.Lots of good post and Bill was a big influence in the begiing,Learned alot,and i,am still.Man are my eyes tired.lol
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Re: Notes on coaching the the zone offense -Bill Mountjoy
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 10:49:23 AM »
This is some other stuff he shared when he came on the show last yr. I had someone convert his notes to ppts.

http://www.coachbigb.com/one-on-one-with-the-legendary-coach-mountjoy
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