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    Why is the J Bird so popular?

    I guess I should also ask where the formation is weakest. You mentioned the tendency toward multiple sets, but I've probably seen at least 5 variants on the J bird so far; under center, shotgun, balanced, FB over behind the linemen and under center the same way. Wouldn't they give the variety...
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    Why is the J Bird so popular?

    Hope I'm getting the name of the formation correct... it's an overloaded line with a single back and an H back next to the center. Either under center or shotgun. It's not run much in my neck of the woods but it looks like most Texas teams run one version or another. As far as I can see it...
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    Commentary on Six-Man offenses

    1) Technique 2) Personnel 3) System I know that's the proper order but probably spend half the time on part 3, and I assume a lot of other people do too because no matter how much our rosters change most of us run very similar offenses year over year. At least that's how it works up in this...
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    Which of the old school systems work best in six man?

    Don't know why but I love the old footage. My recollection of '72 was a lot more colorful, though. The last college guy I know of to run the single wing in a dedicated way was a guy named Keith Piper at Denison University. He held on until the mid 80's and you can find a fair amount of their...
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    Which of the old school systems work best in six man?

    Thank you coach. Here's a link to a single wing series by a guy named Bruce Eien. It's eleven man, but i's pretty easy to see plays we're used to and how easy it cuts down to six man size. http://coachsomebody.com/2014/10/bruce-eien-fat-formation/ Thanks to Coach Somebody for putting it...
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    Which of the old school systems work best in six man?

    Not familiar with this terminology. Do you mean keying on gaps with match up advantages before the snap? Does QB communicate a pre snap read or do you use a system like unmanned gap = target?
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    Which of the old school systems work best in six man?

    Does he say anything about how to establish the pitch man as a run threat? Out of I or T formation getting a hand off before going into the veer (making the ball carrier a run threat) is pretty cumbersome. Did he discuss a read on the play? Just giving it to the dive or the pitch is OK, but...
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    Which of the old school systems work best in six man?

    The "T" is something I struggle with. With both backs the same distance from the QB, it's harder to ball fake to one and then the other. Direct attacks into the line always require angles and turns that don't hit as fast. At least not when you're trying to get a lead blocker in there. One...
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    Which of the old school systems work best in six man?

    Hope you all find this as interesting as I do. For example: Single wing Wing T Wishbone Veer From what I can tell, a lot of people are running a modified version of the single wing, whether they know it or not. We ran a modified version of the wing T with more T and less wing and both of...
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    What do you hate to defend (and how to stop it) ?

    We have some teams that play action effectively out of these sets. Most often it's a bootleg to one side or the other with two receivers in the pattern. One of the best ways we've found to defend it is to simply to deny primary receivers by jamming them at the line. I have started to toy...
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    What do you hate to defend (and how to stop it) ?

    Wait. Are you still talking 11 man or are you referring to a six man spread formation? To date I've seen teams try but it looks more like that dabble version you're referring to. And thanks for the power defense tips. It may be old fashioned but what they sometimes say is true - nothing takes...
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    What do you hate to defend (and how to stop it) ?

    Thanks for the reply: Based on your questions I'd like to clarify: this isn't our offensive set, but it is one that's popular and gives us headaches. I'd like to know how you might set up to defend it. About 5 yards off the ball. Kickout block on DE by pulling guard hits before FB leads...
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    What do you hate to defend (and how to stop it) ?

    Talking scheme here, not personnel. Assuming talent is equal, what do you least like to see schematically? Mine is probably an under center, I formation B gap lead with a pull block on the D end by the backside guard. V V V --V-- --V-- --V-- Ex. Play goes to the right. Right guard and...
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    Talking A gap

    "What tight formation you are talking about?" Don't know what you all might call it but it looks like a dice face would look if it was part six and part five. Three tight linemen with a QB under center and two backs split behind. Later in the year we ran more shotgun in part because of pressure...
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    Talking A gap

    Thanks for the reply. I'm not familiar with the formation. Is there anyone in the "six man video links" section running this?
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