The Seahawks & the Zone Blocking Scheme
I know this should probably go into the "General Forumn" but I found it interesting when it comes to some of the things we've been seeing the Vikes try to do the last couple of years especially when it comes to AD and his inability to both pass protect and hit the right holes.
Case in point......
The Vikings don't do that with AD. I am not sure of the percentages, but I sure seem to chart alot of A and B gap runs. Alot more than one would think for a team that uses the ZB scheme.\
when you run a real zone offense, you're talking about the offensive linemen stepping laterally at the snap, and running toward the sidelines, creating seams horizontally instead of trying to blow guys off the ball. Every offensive line uses some elements of zone-blocking, but teams like the Redskins and Texans do it predominantly. They have a very simple running game that is predicated on running toward the sideline."
Our passing game, unlike the Seachickens is still Dink/Dunk.
But, I think the important part of the passing game is that it needs to be explosive." "That's what we want to do, it's what we want to be," Bevell explained. "It gives us opportunities to throw it, not just the little, you know, West-Coast Offense style where you're going five or six yards, we want to be able to get big chunks. If you're going to drive the length of the field, you're going to have to do that, and I think that's something that we're still working on."
Don't get me wrong, as I love AD to death, but he still sucks at pass protection (the stuff they are talking about here.
Said Payne, "I think it's true that you don't have to have a truly, Peyton Manning-type precision quarterback to [run the system effectively]......snip......The offense is predicated on] the line and the running backs," Payne went on. "If you listen to some coaches that talk about coaching the system, all they talk about is -- you almost have to look at the running back as an extension of the offensive line. That running back, more so than in a conventional scheme, really has to understand what those offensive linemen are doing, and it's up to the running back, more so than in a conventional blocking offense, to really read, and understand where a center or guard are taking guys, because they'll just wash them upfield if they're beat
Anyone remember the video clip of our RB's coach getting in AD's locker room last year about how many steps, what he shows, etc etc etc.....
The Seahawks & the Zone Blocking Scheme - Field Gulls
Anyway, I just thought this was interesting especially when you compare it to the Vikes.