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Old 01-30-2013, 10:42 AM   #38
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Default Re: Steelers Hire Jack Bicknell Jr. As OLine Coach

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Originally Posted by El-Gonzo Jackson View Post
Please explain, I am confused.

Screen plays involve O linemen releasing from pass protection to block for the RB getting the screen. How would a Zone Block system in which all 5 linemen move laterally to block in the run game, in unison, help to setup screen passes????
Typically, zone blocking linemen are quicker to the point of attack, a talent needed to make screen passes work. Arians didn't use them much, and got similar results with the Bubble Screen, with much less work and effort reguired by the linemen.

Add to that we didn't have the linemen to get to the edge. Our offensive guards we've played over the years, sans DeCastro, are way too slow. Heck, they can't even get to the point of attact to hit a trap block in the 3-4 hole more than twice a game.
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