Well let's look at that.... Zone blocking has been successfull due to the fact that the OL coach has to ensure that all linemen are moving in the same dirction to exicuse specific plays. We all know the Stretch play is from Zone blocking but we can't just say that it's a grouping of people.
Yes, they can smaller as long as they are quick, but look at the teams that have had success over the last couple year.
- Oakland went to Zone blocking 3 years ago have been in the top 7 each year
- Denver was always good regardless of the RB because of Zone blocking.
When Denver lost the their OL coach who went to Atlant, then Atlanta became a top 5 RB team. My point is with all the change that takes place in the NFL knowing who is or has implimented a Zone scheme would be important to know when drafting RB's.
Seattle is applying it now with a new coach a healthy OL. Why is that important? Last time J. Jones was a topic of conversastion was in Dallas in a 1 cut and Zone blocking system. It's simple.... make a cut and go North and South.
- We know that KC, Seattle, Oakland and Atlanta will all use it this year. Does anyone else know of any other teams using it?
QB: B. Rothlesburgh, C. Palmer
RB: S. Alexander, L. Johnson,
WR: T. Holt, Burress, M. Clayton, B. Edwards
TE: T. Heap
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