• Announcements

    • Coach Nowlin

      HEAD COACH OPENING 2018   10/21/2017

      CONFIRMED HEAD COACH CHANGES IN 2018 Lafayette Central Catholic;  Don Collier Brian Nay Hired Kankakee Valley:  Zack Prairie  Derek Thompson Hired Valparaiso:  Dave Coyle Steven Mueller Hired  Bill Marshall Promoted  Evansville North:  Brett Szabo Joey Paridaen Hired from Eastern Greene Hamilton Southeastern:  Scott May  Adam Morris Hired  Peru:  Bob Prescott Romison Saint-Louis Hired North Daviees:  Scott Helms  Trent Fine Hired Evansville Central:  Andy Owens Troy Burgess Hired River Forest: Austen Robison  Joe O'Connell Hired Shelbyville:  Pat Parks Mike Clevenger Hired from Clinton Prairie Rushville:  Scott McMurray Dan Rector Hired  Cathedral: Rick Strieff:  Bill Peebles Hired from Lawrence Central  South Spencer:  Tom Packer John Edge Hired  Bishop Dwenger:  Chris Svarczkopf  Jason Garrett Promoted  Maconaquah: Mark Hartman  Austin Colby Hired  Anderson High School:  Robert Brown Ron Quals Hired  Highland:  Trent Grinder Pete Koulianos Hired from Hanover Central  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer Greg Mose Hired   Warsaw:  Phil Jenson  Bart Curtis Hired From Mishawaka Lawrence Central:  Bill Peebles John Rodenberg Hired  Eastern Hancock:  Jim O'hara Doug Armstrong Hired Tri-Central:  George Gilbert  Shane Arnold Promoted Franklin County:  Kirk Kennedy  Wes Gillman Hired Hobart:  Ryan Turley  Craig Osika Promoted Anderson Prep Academy Randy Albano  Michael Torgerson Hired Clarksville:  Joby Turner Justin Boser Hired  New Haven  Jim Rowland  Jimmy Linn Promoted  S.B. Clay:  Will Porter Garrett Fields Hired Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Neil Kazmierczak Mike Kirschner Hired Central Noble  Greg Moe  Trevor Tipton Promoted  Clinton Prairie:  Mike Clevenger  Raymond Jones Hired From Fountain Central Ben Davis:  Mike Kirschner Jason Simmons Hired from Noblesville  Parke Heritage :  ????    Brian Moore Hired Mishawaka Marian:  Reggie Glon  Michael Davidson Promoted Hamilton Heights:  Mitch Street  Jon Kirschner Promoted  Knightstown:  Kevin Miller Chad Montgomery Hired Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Tony Lewis Hired Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Travis Wray Promoted  Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Keith Kinder Promoted Kokomo:  Brett Colby Richard Benberry Jr. Promoted  Hanover Central:  Pete Koulianos Brian Parker Hired  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding Eric Feller Hired Fountain Central: Raymond Jones  Ryan Hall Hired  Elwood:  Joe Kwisz Chuck Foga Hired Noblesville:  Jason Simmons Justin Roden Hired from East Central  Jeffersonville:  Alfonzo Browning Brian Glesing Hired from Floyd Central Wabash:  Floyd McWhirt  Adam Handley Hired Fairfield:  Bob Miller Matt Thacker Hired East Central:  Justin Roden Don Stonefield (Interim )  Munster:  Leroy Marsh  Jason Grunewald promoted Floyd Central:  Brian Glesing  James Bragg Hired Tell City:  Josh Teague Aaron Clements Hired Pike Central:  Erik Mattingly Dave Stephens Hired Crawford County:  Kevin Mills Northwestern Steve Dibler  Patrick Rosner hired  Gary West:  Jason Johnson Collin McCullough Hired
  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
cw13

Free Blocking Zone w/ Shotgun

Question

QB is aligned at 4 yds. from the ball. At the snap he will attack the snap stepping toward the LOS in order to mesh with the TB on the triple option. By the time he receives the snap the QB is at 3 yds.........can the OL still cut in the free blocking zone?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

7 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Nobody has a measuring stick out there to get that picky. If you are in shotgun the ball is most likely to be considered out of the free blocking zone immediately at the snap. That allows the linemen to cut other linemen if it's immediate with NO delay. That includes a reach block or if he has to step into the defender to reach him. This is all subject to change as there were several rule change proposals last year that I expect to return this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

but as of right now if the scoop block cut is immediately we are good, correct?

now we await any rules changes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
3 minutes ago, cw13 said:

but as of right now if the scoop block cut is immediately we are good, correct?

now we await any rules changes

That's right. The current interpretation of the rule is that blocking below the waist in the FBZ, provided all other requirements have been met, is legal if the block is immediate at the snap. Any delay, and it's a foul as the ball is deemed to have left the FBZ.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

just checking again. the free blocking zone allows for cut blocking and not clipping, correct? if in gun what constitute cutting immediately especially with the QB inside 4 yds when he catches the snap and meshes with the TB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
1 hour ago, cw13 said:

just checking again. the free blocking zone allows for cut blocking and not clipping, correct? if in gun what constitute cutting immediately especially with the QB inside 4 yds when he catches the snap and meshes with the TB

Clipping in the FBZ was declared illegal in a 2016 rule change.

Edited by bobref

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

refresh me on cut blocking when in shotgun: QB aligns at 4 yds and steps forward to receive the snap; meshes with dive back at 3yds; what is the rule for cut blocking?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
7 minutes ago, cw13 said:

refresh me on cut blocking when in shotgun: QB aligns at 4 yds and steps forward to receive the snap; meshes with dive back at 3yds; what is the rule for cut blocking?

Bison's post up above is a very complete answer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.