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: March 29, 2007, 10:50:25 AM

According to Fox, he says that they are changing their scheme by making the oline more of a zone blocking offense, which has been successful in Atlanta and Denver. He says that it is mainly changed for reason that there is more speed and agility with some of the offensive linemen. The article also goes on to state that it should work better in favor of Deshaun and DeAngelo, who are both outside runners and they think that with the zone blocking that it will help with the stretch....

http://www.charlotte.com/141/story/66429.html for more

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#1 : March 29, 2007, 10:53:38 AM

Good news.

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#2 : March 29, 2007, 10:54:43 AM

Good news.

Why is that good news?

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#3 : March 29, 2007, 12:00:33 PM

Yeah, we got rid of chop block ATL and now we've got ankle diving kitties.

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#4 : March 29, 2007, 02:12:53 PM

What advantages does the Bucs defense have if they are switching to zone blocking as opposed to the blocking scheme they used last year?

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#5 : March 29, 2007, 02:20:48 PM

Anyone have any advanced knowledge of what zone blocking really is?  It's a term you hear all the time but it's never really emplained.  I assume it's assigning a zone of the field and blocking whoever comes into it, but I don't really know.  Also, teams that use it are generally very effective running the ball, but not everyone does it so I assume there are also drawbacks.  What are they?

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#6 : March 29, 2007, 02:29:21 PM

Anyone have any advanced knowledge of what zone blocking really is? 

http://espn.go.com/ncf/columns/davie/1440703.html

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/2005/03/31/ramblings/stat-analysis/2484/

Are both good on this.

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#7 : March 29, 2007, 02:55:04 PM

Anyone have any advanced knowledge of what zone blocking really is?

http://espn.go.com/ncf/columns/davie/1440703.html

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/2005/03/31/ramblings/stat-analysis/2484/

Are both good on this.

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#8 : March 29, 2007, 07:38:44 PM

One of the problems is that usually these teams use smallish guys who can move on the OL. Then they aren't great at pass protection.



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#9 : March 29, 2007, 07:52:16 PM

Anyone have any advanced knowledge of what zone blocking really is? It's a term you hear all the time but it's never really emplained. I assume it's assigning a zone of the field and blocking whoever comes into it, but I don't really know. Also, teams that use it are generally very effective running the ball, but not everyone does it so I assume there are also drawbacks. What are they?

Its a simplified blocking scheme where the OL move in unison and essentially all have the same assignment.

 On a running play to the right, the first step made by all 5 OL iswith their right foot to their right. They move to the right like a wall, and block down to the left. So generally on a running play to the right, the man assigned to each OL will depend on the defensive allignment. Each member of the OL will block whoever is lined up to the left of them. And of course when it is a run play to the left each member of teh OL steps to the left and blocks down to the right

I'm no OL expert, but I believe that is the general concepts of the zone blocking scheme.Since it is more left to right blocking, rather than downhill and straight ahead, it requires smaller OL who are better athletes as opposed to bigt heavy footed maulers
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