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Vol III - 2017

Gridiron Strategies Magazine Cover 3. Letter From the Managing Editor

4. RPO Packaged Plays - Kristian Johnson, Assistant Coach, Tyler Junior College

8. The Nuts and Bolts of Power Football - Joe Hensel, Offensive Line Coach, Carthage College

17. Tampa Coverage - Zack Wilkerson, Defensive Coordinator, Hardin-Simmons University

22. The Art of the Pass Rush - Payam Saadat, Defensive Line Coach, Cal Poly

25. Returning to Play Following Injury: Basic Assessments to Determine Functional Status - Bryan Dorrel, Assistant Professor, Tarleton State University

28. From the GS Archives: The Quad Option - Rick Martin, Offensive Line Coach, Marlboro County High School (SC)
- from the August-September issue of GS - Vol. 9, Number 2 - 2009


 X's & O's FROM THE VAULT


  • Left Doubles, 28 Wheel
  • Jeff Shutter Assistant Football Coach, Franklin And Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa

    DIAGRAM: This “wheel route” puts pressure on all defenses and allows the QB to concentrate on reading half the field. The offensive linemen use slide protection to the TE side. The FB blocks down to the edge on the play side. Receiver Z goes into motion and runs the “wheel” fade route upfield. Receiver X runs a skinny post route, while Receiver A runs a middle seam route. The QB takes a 5-step

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    DrillsFEATURE ARTICLES

    Supplementing Your Running Game with Screen Concepts

    by Ray La Forte Offensive Coordinator • United States Coast Guard Academy

    The USCG comes into every game with six different screen plays with each one having multiple variations.

    As America’s smallest National Service Academy, our cadets are faced with many daily challenges. We have continued to adapt and adjust our football practices to meet the demanding cadet schedules and rigors. Along with academic schedules routinely set at 20 credits and shorter practices come many obstacles. One obstacle that we have normalized over our 16 seasons is our height and we ...more...





    DrillsOFFENSE

    POWER PLAY (GAP SCHEME)

    Chennis Berry Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach Southern University

    POWER PLAY (GAP SCHEME)


    By Chennis Berry, Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach

    Southern University


    When we ...more.


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    DEFENSIVE LINE FUNDAMENTALS

    Danny White Defensive Coordinator Madison Ridge Academy (MS)

    Fundamentals can be taught in three steps.

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    DrillsSPECIAL TEAMS

    PUNT PRESSURE

    Michael Cieri Special Teams Coordinator and D-Line Coach Montblair State College

    A Two-Tiered Circuit Drill Program That Fine Tunes the Development of Critical Punt Pressure Skills


    Once the introductory circuit has taught the players the essential techniques and the coaching staff has evaluated the skill level, tier two is utilized. These drills are more advanced and will concentrate on combining the k ...more.



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    DrillsSTRENGTH & CONDITIONING

    Using the Clean and Jerk as Your In-Season Workout

    Tim Tobin Assistant Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Tusculum College

    The clean and jerk is the ideal in-season workout and designed to increase explosiveness.

    In our weight room, the clean and jerk is our lift during the season. It builds explosiveness and has shown to keep athletes healthy. The clean primarily works the hamstrings, lattisumus dorsi, biceps, and trapezius muscles. Players learn with this li ...more.




    DrillsDRILLS

    Pass Protection The Cone Drill

    Jim Hanifan former NFL Offensive Line Coach



     Pass Protection The Cone Drill (offensive tackles)    ...more.




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    The Nuts and Bolts of Power Football

    The Nuts and Bolts of Power Football   by Joe Hensel – Carthage College   Let?s get right into the topic of power football. I?m going to discuss the 2 back power play and what techniques I teach the offensive line. I will talk about how the fullback and tight end fit into the scheme. …

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    The Ultimate Offense ? Run Plays and Concepts (Part III)

      By Bruce Pielstick, Offensive Coordinator MidAmerica Nazarene University       PLAY BLOCKING Point Of RB AIMING STYLE CONCEPT ATTACK POINT   ZONE SCHEMES Inside ZoneVertical ZoneG-Toutside hip G   Outside ZoneReach ZoneTEoutside hip of TE   JetReach ZoneTE or wk OToutside TE or wk OT   GAP SCHEMES PowerDown, Kick & Pull TE …

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    THE ULTIMATE OFFENSE ? OFFENSIVE PHILOSOPHY (Part II)

    ?Multiplicity and Balance with Great Tempo?   By Bruce Pielstick, Offensive Coordinator MidAmerica Nazarene University   MULTIPLE GROUPINGS There will be a wide variety and number of combinations of each position utilized. From 0-3 running backs to 0-3 Tight Ends, to 0-5 Wide Receivers. Plus extra linemen if available and different styles of Quarterbacks.   …

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    The ?Ultimate? Offense ? A new way of thinking about Offense (Part I)

      A new way of thinking about Offense By Bruce Pielstick, Offensive Coordinator MidAmerica Nazarene University Every offensive coach in America is looking for the edge or a way to get ahead of their opponent?s defense. There is no question that conducting an organized, quick, efficient offense in the fastest manner possible is a great …

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    Inside Veer: How Adding a TE Gives You an Advantage on the Defense (Part II)

    Inside Veer: How Adding a TE Gives You and Advantage on the Defense (Part II) By Payton Haynes, Offensive Coordinator, Luther College 3-4 Defense ? Adding TE to the playside Adding a TE to the playside of the formation against a 3-4 or an odd front defense can give you an extra blocker to help …

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