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    When running Belly, how do you handle the blocking when you get a walked up LB into the B gap, as far as the blocking goes?

    For example, we like running Right against this set out of this formation:


    B...............M...........W.........$

    ........E........T.........N......E
    ......TE....T....G....C...G...T................... .......X
    ...H....................Q..........H

    .........................F.

    When running Belly to this look our C & RG double the NG to the Mike (M), our Tackle base blocks the DE and the RHB will lead on the Will (W). We generally run Rocket motion with it to handle the $.

    One issue that we will see some teams do is to walk their Will (W) into the B gap to stop the Belly. When this happens he is able to get into the hole faster than the HB who is folding into the hole.

    So...the above front would look more like this, after the Will walked into the B gap (he's either on the LOS or on the heels of the DL):


    B...............M....................$
    ................................W
    ........E........T.........N......E
    ......TE....T....G....C...G...T................... .......X
    ...H....................Q..........H

    .........................F.

    Any, how would you block Belly against this reaction? I know that there are probably some better plays than Belly if they are doing this consistently but if you got caught in the situation how would you block it?

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    We would've first check to rocket that way if we had the time. If the will walked up during the cadence, the tackle would make a "gap" call and block down on the will. The slot would zone off the 5tech-he would step with his left foot and run straight ahead and do the best he could. This allows us to protect mesh.

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    For us,

    LT would cut the T
    LG would scoop up to the M
    C and RG would combo up to W with an emphasis on N.
    RT would base E
    HB would lead through to W and then $ if W is handled by C and RG

    If W walked up late or just close, we would let RG get W.

    If W was on the LOS before the snap, we would call "3" meaning there is a 3 tech. We cross block all 3 techs. That means RT would block 3, RG would trap E, and C would have the N by himself - a cut block.

    If we left it as a "1" tech call, then it would be blocked like I said orginally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silkyice
    For us,

    LT would cut the T
    LG would scoop up to the M
    C and RG would combo up to W with an emphasis on N.
    RT would base E
    HB would lead through to W and then $ if W is handled by C and RG

    If W walked up late or just close, we would let RG get W.

    If W was on the LOS before the snap, we would call "3" meaning there is a 3 tech. We cross block all 3 techs. That means RT would block 3, RG would trap E, and C would have the N by himself - a cut block.

    If we left it as a "1" tech call, then it would be blocked like I said orginally.
    Coach, who makes the decision on if it is going to be a 3 call or a 1 call in that situation with the LB walking up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by runtheball
    We would've first check to rocket that way if we had the time. If the will walked up during the cadence, the tackle would make a "gap" call and block down on the will. The slot would zone off the 5tech-he would step with his left foot and run straight ahead and do the best he could. This allows us to protect mesh.
    Thanks coach, so its just a situation where you try and make the best of a bad situation and adjust later with a different play call?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachSchelb
    Coach, who makes the decision on if it is going to be a 3 call or a 1 call in that situation with the LB walking up?
    The guard makes the call. But the tackle could. If the lb is playing games, we would just leave it as a 1 call.

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    If we stayed with belly, it still is a situation where we can gain yardage. However, if we get checked to sweep, it is an ideal situation because we only need to block two players and we have three to block two because the will has removed himself by blitzing.

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    Kevin
    Now you know why we zone it.
    WHO?
    C=zero
    PSG= 1
    PST= 2
    PSWB= 3
    BSG= 1
    BST= 2

    NT=0
    WLB =1
    5 tech = 2
    SLB = 3
    3 tech= 1
    7 tech =2
    HOW?
    Covered: double w/backside teammate
    *if backside teammate is also covered block man

    Uncovered: double w/playside teammate.
    *watch DL on your playside teammate.
    1. He goes out you climb to LBER.
    2. He comes toward you then double him.
    Good Luck
    Coach Wright

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWright
    Kevin
    Now you know why we zone it.
    WHO?
    C=zero
    PSG= 1
    PST= 2
    PSWB= 3
    BSG= 1
    BST= 2

    NT=0
    WLB =1
    5 tech = 2
    SLB = 3
    3 tech= 1
    7 tech =2
    HOW?
    Covered: double w/backside teammate
    *if backside teammate is also covered block man

    Uncovered: double w/playside teammate.
    *watch DL on your playside teammate.
    1. He goes out you climb to LBER.
    2. He comes toward you then double him.
    Good Luck
    Coach Wright

    Jim we have to discuss this.....
    Chris Cuomo
    Offensive Coordinator
    East Haven High School
    East Haven, CT

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    Coach, this is exactly why we went to a no huddle system. We have incorporated "freeze" motion which would help us with the defense walking the LB into the B gap or adjusting when the motion starts. We would run Freeze motion, which you see especially the Academies running where the motion starts then "freezes" and returns back to his original alignment, we then look at the defensive adjustment and change if necessary. We would then either run Rocket or Jet to the split end side or check Belly back to the TE Side. Belly to the TE side in the front you have drawn up has been a very efficient play for us. Hope this helps..

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