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A detailed analysis of the Patriots' zone-blocking scheme

Discussion in 'American Football' started by WonderSlug, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    The Patriots plan on using zone-blocking schemes much more frequently this season, to aid their RB Maroney in his rushing attack.

    This is very similar to what the Broncos do with their OL, only that the Pats won't be cut blocking like the frackin' Donks.


     
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    AnteaterRaider Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    the big thing in a zone blocking scheme is to have your ILBs fill those gaps immediately because those gaps are the one cut that backs like Maroney or Henry need to run to day-light.
     
  3. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    Which is why it's important that we have good ILBs that can attack the LOS and clog those gaps, instead of waiting 5 yards away for the RB to come to them.....
     
  4. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    are you thinking of a particular ILB? maybe a recent ex-charger? :icon_shrug:
     
  5. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    Godfrey, maybe? I liked his balls out agressive style of play.
     

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