Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cut up of the day: Screens

I have been going through every offensive clip of the season, and picking out clips to include in my presentations at a clinic in the Spring.

Since I now have some playlists saved by play type, they are easy to load on here.

I will start this off with screens, since that has been the most popular of my posts on this blog.

Now I am going to warn you, you are not going to see linemen all over the place lead blocking in the past.  We went away from this some this year because my OL was just bigger than in the past (weight wise) so they didn't move as well, and they struggled when releasing so we OZ'd called screens.  Also we got in to running more screen/run combos as we went along.

My goal with screens was no to exploit the defense any time they gave us the number/leverage advantage.

There is one RB screen where we release the OL in these clips.

Enjoy... new set of cut ups will follow tomorrow.


  1. hey coach, always like your stuff on the screens. but i have some questions:
    when you say you outsidezone the screens do you simply mean that you dont release your ol to the screen but let them block like on an OZ-run? so the screen becomes a quickscreen with only wideouts blocking for each other?
    and what is the advantage that brings for you? its easier for the OL if they dont have extra screen rules, but for the play itself? does the runaction freeze the defense or something?

    greetings from germany

  2. Yes they would block it like an OZ run to ensure we got hands on the DE for an easier throwing lane as well as "seal the bbox" My reasoning for calling screens was because we had some advantage to that side, so if my OL could seal off any box defender from being able to pursue to the ball on the perimeter than they had done their job. We mostly ran quick screens with the wideouts blocking for one another

    My OL just wasnt very athletic and struggled getting out to block in front and were better off going this way on our screens. We also ran a ton of screen/run combos where the OL was blocking IZ, while the WRs were running a screen and the QB delivered the ball where we had the numerical advantage

  3. Coach Dudley,
    New to your blog and I really appreciate it.

    Do you have rules that your WR's use to determine who to block? Out of 3 x 1 we have our wr's x block. We tried to teach block the most dangerous, but I was looking for something more logical.



  4. We teach it as "Most dangerous"

    In trips, in most cases this is the corner and OLB... if there is a 3rd defender out there he is usually aligned for enough inside where we hope to get the ball out there and up the field before he can close on it

    The 2 blocking WRs will communicate if they are going to do a man block or a cross block.... man meaning of the 2 blockers, outermost has the corner, inside wr has the OLB

    against a soft corner, the cross is usually better, I should have told our WRs to cross it more times this year

    against a situation where 2 LBs are way out there and flowing hard we might have to block these 2 and leave the corner alone because he is deepest