OL Blocking Scheme/Philosophy?

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  1. Stewie4Governor
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    Why do our tackles routinely look straight at the defensive end, then proceed to turn in and double team the defensive tackle (who the guard is already responsible for) and let the defensive end run free to the QB?

    Is there any advantage that could possibly be gained by doing this?
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    I think today it was not being raped by one of the best ends in eve football.
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    When they blocked the guy directly in front of them, they performed better. Of course, seeing this, someone kept calling plays like screens and counter plays that rely on certain linemen getting into a different spot.
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    This and we don't have max protection throws on 1st or 3rd down?

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    Nor do we ever call a draw play...
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    This O-line is clearly not comfortable in pass blocking! They do much better blocking for runs....but even that doesn't work consistently. They really need TE help but it doesn't seem to be part of the offense. Our starting TE can't catch a pass and seems to disappear when needed for blocking. Maybe we should revert to the old "wedge formation"?
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    I really don't understand it. Half the pass plays looked a screen play with unblocked DLs surrounding Murphy before he can check his first receiver. They had one DE that was reeking havoc the entire game, yet every time I looked at that end of the line, there was no TE. Do we really have no ability to double team a guy on passing downs?
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    Both sides of OT seems slow, real slow.
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    That's definitely happening.

    I don't know if lack of talent, lack of depth, or injuries are part of the OL problem. But coaching definitely is. You don't need the coach's film. Even on TV coverage, you can see this happening. That's a coaching problem.

    I remember seeing a big time college program play Ohio University once. The big program's OL could not handle a simple twist between the DT and the DE. The OT and the OG would both go for the DE, and no one would block the DT. In the press conference, the coach said the problem with our OL was the talent level of the players. But even sitting in the stands, it was obvious that the offensive linemen were clearly not being taught their blocking assignments against a DE/DT twist.

    The big time program was the Gators, and the coach was Ron Zook.

    When I see our OL double team the DT and let the DE run unblocked to the QB, it reminds me of a Ron Zook-coached team.
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    Garcia and Moore definitely got their tails kicked today... Several sacks were due to their inability to block.. they are slooooooooooowww ..
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    where to start on the many problems we have..
    I start with the Oline.............just awful......
    bet Jones is glad he didn't have to play today
    Kelvin looks great....with no blocking.........
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    My nephew plays college ball on the OL. Although he didn't see this game, he always takes up for OL in general and blames a lot of what we're seeing on "zone blocking". A lot of coaches are going to this instead of having the OL just taking out the guy across from them. Maybe we need to simplify this.
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    We are probably in a zone blocking scheme, and unless all our OL are the dumbest guys on the planet, this is a coaching issue. Pretty sure we switched to this back in 2010, and was part of the reason our O sucked in Urbz's last year. Weis used a zone blocking scheme too, so it's not like this is a new thing.
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    Yes there is...and it's for the defense! Every time they do that the defensive end comes in clean untouched and drills our quarterback usually for for a loss or sack. That's the advantage. It's for the opposing team and we continue to do it. This is the worst offensive unit I have ever seen the gators have. The last couple years has been bad but the tops it all. The o line coach needs to be fired and some serious evaluating needs to be done about this unit.
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    I constantly see two to three O-lineman stand around on one side of the ball while the QB is getting chased from the other side... So, there is definitely something wrong with our O-line blocking scheme and coaching.
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