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Sunday, December 4, 2016
The passing game in football can become very important when it’s
time to lead a team down the field when the game is on the line. But for this passing game to open up
throughout the game. A strong running game must be imputed into an offense. In the
last blog written; the zone run game was examined and explained on how to be successful
in both inside and outside zone running. Many coaches at all levels of
football, can agree that their favorite play can mostly likely be “power”. The power
run game offers a hammering and physical answer towards any defensive scheme
that will also set up a nice play action opportunities for offenses throughout
Zone running can also be emphasized on a physical scheme
that focuses on doubling up on defensive linemen and making linebackers make
tough decisions, but the power run game includes both a double team and a lead
blocker coming to blow up a linebacker for the running back. In power run, the
double team happens at the point of attack that is meant to drive the defensive
linemen off the ball. Power is the best way to set up play action because it
helps create gaps at the point of attack and can trigger the defense to respond
to the run in a quicker reaction that throws them off.
POWER 3 Main Elements:
1)A double team at the point of attack
2)Kick out block of the end man of the line of
3)Lead block through the resulting hole
Rules and responsibilities:
The playside linmen should first check their inside gap,
then look to see if a defender is lined up across from them. If not then they
will block a backside linebacker. The goal of this is to help create at least
one double team block to the playside of the ball. The center should step
backside to stop any penetration by the defensive line. Backside guard of the
play is known as the wrapper, which will wrap around to be the lead blocker for
the running back. He will block the first unblocked defender who appears
infront of him. The read for the running back could be taught to read the
playside gaps for running lanes. The key is for the running back to understand
patience and let the play develop and not be too fast through the mesh.
The power run game can be very effective that starts upfront
with the offensive linemen to be as aggressive and physical against the defensive
linemen as they could. Aggressive approach and patience from the running back
for the play to develop is the key for the power to be successful.