Offensive Line Basics Part II: Run Blocking and The Colts Line

Posted: 14th October 2009 by Justin Javan in NFL
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á To understand why the Colts are ranked 29th in the league running the ball, you have to understand the basics of run blocking. When you have a Pro-Bowl running back on your team, and an explosive backup running back as your No. 2, and you can only average around 3.8 yards a carry, then something is wrong with your offensive line. Before I go any further here is the link to the diagrams that show the different techniques discussed in this article:áá
The Basics: For the most part, the way offensive lineman run block is different than from the way they pass block, although there is some overlap in the two different styles of blocking. The biggest trait the two styles of blocking have in common is aggressiveness. An offen ...

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