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Question about punt returns:
Why line up (basicly) like this:
x xxxxxxx x
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Why not let the fat guys run free and block the speed guys with extra men. Then have a couple about 15 yards deep to catch speed guys that get through?
This post was edited by johnsbr 2 years ago
140 Characters... too short for a good sig
Fake up the middle for a 15 yard gain easily.
Based on your Xs and Os, all I see is 4-5 yellow flags.
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if anybody recorded any games go back and look at our punt return blocking. it appears we never touch their gunners. We always let them run free and chase them down the field. i suspect that is why our returns have been nonexistant for three years.
I've noticed that too. And for the life of me, I can't figure out why we do that. The only thing I can think of, and I doubt there is any merit to this, is that we allow them to get past us and the guys chasing then have the angle once the PR catches the ball and makes his move. Unfortunately, the gunners are smothering our PR and he never gets a chance to make a cut thus setting up the gunners to get cracked on when they make their cut in response.
And the other thing that I've never understood, and I had a long talk with Justin Delaine and Corey Lemonier about this, is why in the hell we always let the TE's go unabated into the flats or across the middle. Just makes no sense to me. They told me that our DE's are supposed to slam the TE's and then move up field, staying as deep as the deepest person, forcing the ball back inside, or attack the QB on passing plays. I asked them then why we always line up on the outside shoulder of the OT and just let the TE blow by without ever touching him. They said that they didn't know why and that that has never been brought to their attention. They were looking at me dumbfounded. Beats the hell out of me.
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ahhh.... there's the rub
Yeah, he ight have one or two extra guys on the line. Not to mention not everyone heading up the middle is a lineman. Have to take in account the faster guys that will be lineup 5 yards back blocking the middle rushers.
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