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    Zone or man blocking ?

    Does anyone know if we are going to zone block again this year ? I personally dislike zone blocking, and I think it in some ways nullifies the advantages we have, for example, with Hutchinson. My take is, go back to man blocking and just let our guys maul the defensive linemen. What do you guys think ?

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    Re: Zone or man blocking ?

    If we zone blocked last year and our new offensive coordinator is of the same mindset as Tomlin last year and nothing seems to have changed, we'll be doing it again.
    I agree though, that man blocking is much easier to learn.
    I think our biggest problem is the backfield picking up the rush blocking.
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    Re: Zone or man blocking ?

    Zone Blocking, although tough to install, is far superior to traditional blocking, especially in producing large gains by the running backs.


    Because of its flexibility and compexity it is hard for Defenses to game plan against.

    A couple of people did a bit of a breakdown a few months back.
    Take a read on these
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    Re: Zone or man blocking ?

    It will, like last year, be a mixture of zone and man-to-man blocking.....unless of course the Chiller is checking his spam email and changing his plan because some teenagers read a media hacks article on zone blocking and they relayed their newly found knowlege to Childress and he believes them and he will quit using the scheme implementing some version of a maddenesque blocking scheme that will make the mentally challenged happy.
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    Re: Zone or man blocking ?

    Almost every team in the NFL utilizes some form of zone blocking sometimes. From watching last year I would wager we did far less zone blocking then most people think. The majority of our blocking remains man.
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    Re: Zone or man blocking ?

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Zone Blocking, although tough to install, is far superior to traditional blocking, especially in producing large gains by the running backs.


    Because of its flexibility and compexity it is hard for Defenses to game plan against.

    A couple of people did a bit of a breakdown a few months back.
    Take a read on these
    ;D

    http://www.purplepride.org/index.php...&topic=32984.0

    http://www.purplepride.org/index.php...&topic=30710.0
    Just to pat you on the back again. That was the best post on the subject.
    The most fascinating aspect was the realization that the Vikings O-line isn't to large for a zone blocking scheme.
    The O-line had real pass protection problems last year. Mckinnie has slow feet and the right side was even worse.
    But on a positive note. Their zone blocking came together and wasn't too bad by the end of the year.
    They don't always zone block. But I think their zone blocking will be pretty good this year.
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    Re: Zone or man blocking ?

    "jargomcfargo" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Zone Blocking, although tough to install, is far superior to traditional blocking, especially in producing large gains by the running backs.


    Because of its flexibility and compexity it is hard for Defenses to game plan against.

    A couple of people did a bit of a breakdown a few months back.
    Take a read on these
    ;D

    http://www.purplepride.org/index.php...&topic=32984.0

    http://www.purplepride.org/index.php...&topic=30710.0
    Just to pat you on the back again. That was the best post on the subject.
    The most fascinating aspect was the realization that the Vikings O-line isn't to large for a zone blocking scheme.
    The O-line had real pass protection problems last year. Mckinnie has slow feet and the right side was even worse.
    But on a positive note. Their zone blocking came together and wasn't too bad by the end of the year.
    They don't always zone block. But I think their zone blocking will be pretty good this year.
    Thanks for your kind words.
    I wasn't trying to get a pat, however, I was hoping some people would try to search for info prior to just randomly posting.
    ;D

    These two gentlemen are prime examples as proof that some people on here have a clue.
    The ZB scheme or variation/mix that this staff is trying to install is a tough one.
    It lead to hesitation/confusion last year while the guys learned it.


    This year we, because of consistency we should see improvement with respect to all aspects of our OL play.

    Almost every team in the NFL utilizes some form of zone blocking sometimes. From watching last year I would wager we did far less zone blocking then most people think. The majority of our blocking remains man.
    It will, like last year, be a mixture of zone and man-to-man blocking.....u nless of course the Chiller is checking his spam email and changing his plan because some teenagers read a media hacks article on zone blocking and they relayed their newly found knowlege to Childress and he believes them and he will quit using the scheme implementing some version of a maddenesque blocking scheme that will make the mentally challenged happy.
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    Re: Zone or man blocking ?

    I can see them doing a bit of both But I would prefer if they stayed with man blocking but the zone does have it benefits. I still say Man-Blocking
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    Re: Zone or man blocking ?

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "jargomcfargo" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Zone Blocking, although tough to install, is far superior to traditional blocking, especially in producing large gains by the running backs.


    Because of its flexibility and compexity it is hard for Defenses to game plan against.

    A couple of people did a bit of a breakdown a few months back.
    Take a read on these
    ;D

    http://www.purplepride.org/index.php...&topic=32984.0

    http://www.purplepride.org/index.php...&topic=30710.0
    Just to pat you on the back again. That was the best post on the subject.
    The most fascinating aspect was the realization that the Vikings O-line isn't to large for a zone blocking scheme.
    The O-line had real pass protection problems last year. Mckinnie has slow feet and the right side was even worse.
    But on a positive note. Their zone blocking came together and wasn't too bad by the end of the year.
    They don't always zone block. But I think their zone blocking will be pretty good this year.
    Thanks for your kind words.
    I wasn't trying to get a pat, however, I was hoping some people would try to search for info prior to just randomly posting.

    ;D

    These two gentlemen are prime examples as proof that some people on here have a clue.
    The ZB scheme or variation/mix that this staff is trying to install is a tough one.
    It lead to hesitation/confusion last year while the guys learned it.


    This year we, because of consistency we should see improvement with respect to all aspects of our OL play.

    Almost every team in the NFL utilizes some form of zone blocking sometimes. From watching last year I would wager we did far less zone blocking then most people think. The majority of our blocking remains man.
    It will, like last year, be a mixture of zone and man-to-man blocking.....u nless of course the Chiller is checking his spam email and changing his plan because some teenagers read a media hacks article on zone blocking and they relayed their newly found knowlege to Childress and he believes them and he will quit using the scheme implementing some version of a maddenesque blocking scheme that will make the mentally challenged happy.
    Rather than a pat on the back, I should have said, it is a must read if you haven't.
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    Re: Zone or man blocking ?

    My response: three teams use zone blocking in the NFL:

    - Green Bay
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    - Houston
    - Denver

    All three, except Houston, I hate. I hate the "Donkeys", and of course the Packers. I hate zone blocking, because yes, it is "easy" to learn. But it also nullifies the "just let our guy maul their guy" aspect. Hutchinson is way better if you just let him loose. Zone blocking also tends to draw penalties and involves some chop blocking and other punk-ish stuff that I hate. It is for undersized O-linemen. Do we pay Hutch millions to zone block ??

    By the way, Addai, Westbrook, and almost every other running back got good yardage on teams that don't zone block.

    Both Super Bowl teams man block, as far as I know.

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