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195. We see all sorts of variations of the 5-3, often with the DT head up on our OT, and I'm embarrassed to say that I don't have the trap in yet. I asked the kids which one they would rather run and they all said trap, so trap it is. They've run it before, so we can install it and run it this Saturday.

So, on a 3T2 (vs this 5-3) I'm trapping the DT. Should both the TE and OT release inside on the MLB? I don't block the DE, but then should I have the playside wing got the OLB? The way it usually plays out is that the OLB is flying to the wings movement, so the wing kind of continues to help him to the outside and the FB runs in that channel between the MLB and OLB. I haven't been that successful with the trap in the past, probably for a couple of reasons....not a good enough push from C-G double team vs an odd front, and FB not kind of angling to the right a bit (on 3T2) after the handoff, in the past, he had just plowed straight ahead into the double team(s). I have had kids wrap up the FB, then let him go thinking that the wing had the ball.

Since our trap is meant mainly to complement our sweep, I think that the combination of the motion and the QB's fake should be enough to occupy the DE, and the OLB, too.

So you get a double-team on the nose and if your tackle can release inside onto the MLB he does so - but the key is that in doing so he must not so much as graze the DT. If he is smart enough, we will even let him take an intelligent split against a "4" or "5" technique in order to facilitate his release. We 'd rather he didn't release outside or he'll get in the way of the TE, who is also going after the MLB, increasing the likelihood that neither will get him.

If he can't release inside, even after taking a slight split, I will have him sucker the DT by either pulling outside and blocking the DE or - and this is really cool - setting up as if to pass block the DT.

In any case, with the TE also coming down onto the MLB, so you may get two guys on him.

Tip- to help your B-Back understand where to run, stand him behind the offense with you, and run the play (without him) and let him see where his blocking is. Once he learns it, he won't forget it.



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1. Playside G on 6-G/7-G

26. Disloyal Asst.

51. I want to be HS coach

76. Where to learn?

101. Counting Men

126. More sets or more plays?

151. "Bootleg" & "Waggle"

176. When defense "keys" on S-P

2. DL who grab legs

27. Off-season ideas

52. Tackle Over/Under

77. Change my defense?

102. C-QB Exchange

127. Which action on the trap?

152. A Pass play for every kid?

177. Depth of backs in "Full"

3. Preventing Leakage

28. #1 Thing on "O"

53. Change Terminology?

78. The going gets tough

103. Wing-T & DW?

128. Increasing the turnout?

153. 5-3 with boxing end

178. Preparing for the "next level"

4. Can you run option?

29. Game-planning

54. Which plays to install

79. My son was demoted

104. No Huddle?

129. Spreading it Out?

154. Which sweep do you use?

179. How much motion???

5. G's causing fumbles

30. Wider splits?

55. Walking to the line

80. I feel unappreciated

105. All-Stars run DW?

130. Basic core of plays- youth

155. PowerPoint at job interview?

180. Help from the press box

6. Power/Super Power?

31. Spread & Slot?

56. 6/7-G coaching points

81. 5-2 w blitzing LBers

106. Play-calling - I

131- Basic core of plays- HS

156. Super Power vs "6-4-1"

181. RED-RED (Roll Right)

7. Fullback's Stance?

32. Our OL is weak

57. I've got slow backs

82. Hard backside chase

107. Play-calling - II

132- If Passed Over- Be His Assistant?

157. Faking

182. More on RED-RED

8. Inside hands down?

33. FB up tight?

58. Playbook for kids?

83. 9 & 10-man fronts?

108. Long-ydge plays

133. How Much Option to Run?

158. Special Recognition for Linemen?

183. Play-calling

9. Teaching soft toss

34. Highlight video

59. What do 6 & 9 mean?

84. Types of blocks

109. Correct trapping

134. Getting QB out of OL's way

159. Who is the "featured back?"

184- Practice Every Play Every Day?

10. Do you scrimmage?

35. Looking for a center

60. Defensive Numbering

85. Blocking techniques

110. Installing Tips

135. Tackler is getting "bowled over"

160. A "rating system" for linemen

185. Keep Punchin'- Don't Stop Yourself

11. Is he a FB or tackle?

36. What is a shoeshine?

61. Defensive Numbering

86. OL back off the ball

111. Negative Assistant

136. Put best linemen on left side?

161. Counter From Power-I

186. Facing an Eagle front

12. How do I stop DW?

37. Is A-gap a "Nose"

62. Defensive Numbering

87. Sending in plays

112. Legal Stance?

137. Scrimmage? West Point Drill

162. Blocking at the corner on S-P

187. Correct Pulling Technique

13. Should I show it?

38. One-sport specialists

63. Defensive Numbering

88. Youngsters/weights?

113. Backside of 6-G

138. You should run Super Power

163. Blocking the split look

188. Time spent in groups? or in team?

14. Blocking a "9"

39. First thing to teach

64. Defensive Numbering

89. Video production

114. Blitzing 43 MLB

139. Less group work, more team

164. Pulling OT is faster than pulling G

189. Put a good athlete at QB?

15. A "Gadget" Play

40. Vs. wrong-shoulder?

65. Resistance to change

90. Overshifted defenses

115. Dealing with a loss

140. Direction of the Double-Team

165. Pulling playside G on Super Power?

190. Drills to keep linemen low

16. Quick Passing Game

41. Adjust to personnel?

66. Run inside the block

91. QB on Super Power

116. Gap-8 Defense

141. Nose is too fast for center

166. "They're stopping us!"

191. Getting QB "comfortable"

17. Tight Splits?

42. Timing of the motion

67. WB's push on wedge

92. Can you run bone?

117. How many reps?

142. Review OL assignments

167. Wedge isn't working

192. Wildcat - who to snap to?

18. Sprint Motion

43. "Punch" blocking

68. Passing too much?

93. QB stance

118. Prevent Fumbling

143. Blitzing TNT

168. Blocking below the waist

193. Power play to shortside of unbalanced

19. Boxing DE's

44. How many plays?

(I don't issue the number)

94. Difference from Del.

119. Rip & Strip Drill

144. 5-6 Defense

169. "Uptight" vs a "9" Technique

194. Opinion of "Severe Angle Blocking?

20. Do I go for it?

45. Running ball control

70. Entitled to play?

95. Recommend camera?

120. Monkey Roll Drill

145. "10 in the box"

170. Big changes for the big game?

21. Staying the Course

46. Problems for officials

71. Locating a template

96. Your practice sched?

121. Pancake for RB's

146. Why not Super Power from Wildcat?

171. Changing Formations

22. Play-calling sense

47. Center-QB exchange

72. Free-lancing assistant

97. DW coaches older?

122. Gauntlet Drill

147. Dealing with "grabbers"

172. An Audible System - for kids?

23. Speed Sweep?

48. Stemming by DL

73. Making hard decisions

98. Should I move?

123. Prevent Fumbling

148. Fold ("Charlie") Blocking

173. Wingbacks - Up or Down?

24. Sprint v Buck Sweep

49. Attacking the knees

74. A losing attitude

99. Hiding vs faking

124. Drawing Program

149. Do you make line blocking calls?

174. Personnel selection

25. Unbalanced

50. Attacking the knees

75. Who is eligible?

100. Submarining DT's?

125. Head Coach's Job

150. Rank importance of position coaches

175. Which counter play to run?


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