Running the Option Play in Football : The Blocking Assignment for Each Lineman in Football

Running the Option Play in Football : The Blocking Assignment for Each Lineman in Football


Hi, this is Sean Hobson for Expert Village.
What I want to talk about right now is when running the option play what we are going
to do with our line in a blocking scheme. We are not going to be very fancy in the blocking
scheme here running the option because of the fact that a lot of the option plays take
place between the quarter back and the running back to the outside. You are not really sure
what is going to happen. You don’t know if a quarter back is going to tuck it up inside,
you don’t know if the quarter back is going to keep it and go to the outside and you don’t
know if the running back is going to get it and take wide side or cut it back. So you
are not really sure what is going to happen there. So what I want to do in the option
plays we just want to have our of our line men lock in on somebody and dry them up the
field to stay with them. You are going to hold these blocks a little bit longer then
you would normally would on a running play because of the fact that this play take a
little bit of time to develop and you are not sure what really is going to happen from
it. So obviously our tackles are going to be lined up across the tackles so they are
going to come up and they are going to hit the tackles. The guards usually will not have
anybody lined up on them. So they are going to go head up and hit the line backer and
keep the line backer stuck to the inside. We have our center here, he is going to be
lined up against the nose guard. He is going to come through and he is going to hit the
nose guard. This guard is going to get the line backer and this guy is going to go ahead
and get the tackle in front of him. They have to make sure they find somebody with a different
color jersey. Lock in on them and block them up the field to give us the best route to
run through the outside.

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