If any picture pages cried out for a few "why dis so hard?"s, it was this one. Step up your game, Blue in Bry South Mac Bend.
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The line about the witch is worth your day's paycheck all by itself. Good stuff, sir.
Lost it at "do a barrel roll". Ah, memories...
"I'll try spinning! That's a good trick!"
P.S. Someone check Jabrill's midichlorian count
Me too. An actual LOL... And again with the defensive assignment pic at the end.
FWIW, when I was in HS, we could block this power two different ways. The first is how they did it. Either block straight up or pull the guard around on the play-side middle linebacker and then the fullback kicks out the defensive end. It's called a blast. The other way is for the tackle to kick out the end and leave the play-side ILB for the fullback to take on.. ISO. I'm sure you all already knew this.
The fullback here does a terrible job even getting his head on the right side and his body between the defender and the ball carrier.
The other thing is that these kids are in high school... so the "hanging around" that they do could be that they're just slow at reading through the pulling guard to the backs.
Just a case of a bunch of normal HS kids getting punk'd by ManBearPig.
Power O and Iso are two seperate plays. You will occassionally see Power blocked similar to Iso if the defensive EMOL lines up inside the offensive EMOL (likely with a LB stacked). I'll actually have an article on Maize n Blue up tomorrow discussing just that (the primer will be up today).
And yes, the FB doesn't do a very good job here, first because his initial target is poor. He's taking an angle (to the outside foot of the OT) that you would use if you had a TE to that side, rather than the angle for an Open Power (inside foot of the OT) when there is no TE lined up as the EMOL. So it's his initial aiming point off his first step that gets his head to the wrong side of the defender, and when the DE tries to get back inside the FB can't make the block.
For whatever it's worth, it's more common to run ISO to open formations and power to closed formations simply because of the timing of the play. But both can be run to or away from strength (or with or without a TE).
part is all of it. Also, the part where you keyed all 11 defenders on Peppers and I still doubt they could stop him. Honestly, I don't know if I've ever been this excited for a recruit to just get here and be on our team.
BiSB. Take the rest of the week off. Monty Python seals the deal.
Nice article as always.
FWIW: typically LBs are taught at this level to read through OG to FB to take them to the play. So at most the down blocks should be only a minor indication of the possibility of zone right. WILL should have his eyes on the OG and as soon as he pulls he should be scraping over the top. The MIKE should read down block from the playside OG and then read the FB to take him to the ball. Now they may be teaching something different there, but they need to get those LBs flowing faster to close down the hole. But we'll call it a wash because the FB also didn't get a good kick. Welcome to high school football.
21 of these people were playing high school football. One was playing a video game.
Thanks again for the assist on the football knowledge stuffs.
For the Top Gun reference ... Seriously, weren't you like, 5, when that movie premiered? And, I'm just sayin', but I think 'Shoe was already at Michigan telling unsuspecting co-eds that he was going to be doing some of that flying shit (didn't we all?).
The suggested defensive assignment chart is actually not a half bad idea. With someone like Peppers the coach knows he has a once-in-a-lifetime toy to play with; he's going to put the ball in the freak's hands. Even hedging your bets I'd just deploy a single-deep safety in an "anti-robber" role where is job is to watch the play and go after the ball if it's NOT in Jabrill's hands. OK so the poor kid's screwed if the other team so much as sends two receivers deep on play action, but considering NINE guys couldn't keep Jabrill out of the end zone, I'm gonna need ten for that job.
Yeah, yeah, I know, it's a freak play; not even Jabrill scores a TD on every run. I'm just joking around, but the talent disparity in HS football can get silly. Hyperbole aside, sometimes you really do need several defenders keying on just one guy because the mismatch that sprung the big play was:
Jabrill Peppers, one of the top recruits in the nation, likely future NFL first-rounder
Playside DE, who for all I know was asked to play football by the coach because he was in good shape and weighed over 200 pounds.
As OP pointed out the blocking wasn't even that great considering they let the DT through and triple-teamed the WILL. When I'm looking at a top-ranked recruit I generally expect silliness against regional HS competition. The difference here is that Jabrill made at least two absolutely sick cuts that literally sent half the defense tumbling. Those were Denard-grade cuts right there.
On the triple team of the WILL? I would like to imagine that it was bushell Beaty (73) as he has the easiest release from his assignment on the DT. Granted I have no first hand knowledge of run blocking schemes. Also it would be nice to know how another one of our commits faired on a damn impressive highlight.
It depends on where the DT was lined up. You'd prefer to seal off the DT with the OG, and it looks like the OG was capable of doing it. This is what's preferred because the OT has a better angle to attack the backside LB to seal him on the backside of the play.
However, it looks like the DT in lined up heads up on the OG to maybe a little outside of him, so there's some grey area here where the angle doesn't provide enough info. Likely you'd still want to only double until the OG can take over and then have the OT release, because I don't think the DT is shaded enough toward the OT to make this primarily the job of the OT, but again, it's difficult to tell here.
It is certainly not the job of the backside OT though, though at a high school level they may simply be teaching him to essentially stun the backside DE and then get to the next level to try to break a bigger play. Not many DEs athletic enough at this level to make that play coming from the backside on a guy like Peppers.
If Jabrill's got the ball you're not too worried about backside pursuit. Just bump the backside DE and that's all the time Jabrill needs. It's like racing an F1 car in a pick-up truck -- how's technique going to help?
be the brunt of your humor there. :) At least it's for a higher cause--the greater glory of my other alma mater--MEECHIGAN!
if this was 4 years ago Rich Rod would be recruiting Peppers for QB....
someone start singing the fight song in the full clip after he scored the TD or am I just going nutz and need to Saturday to be here? Anyone else?
Whatever his assignment - he has opportunity to pancake and does not. He also does not play to the whistle. There is work to be done there.
If you want him to finish harder on that linebacker, I guess that's fine. But I don't see how he didn't play to the whistle. It looked to me like he did a pretty decent job in this play.
Not a good play for an OL to play to the whistle on because it looks finished so many times. I don't know his assignment but yes if it is to block down then pancake was there. His assignment actually releases and has a go at the RB. If graded - that is a negative.
Contrast 75 playing to the whistle, finding a second block and running after Peppers in the endzone.
There are two guys coming to Michigan here from this team. I'm looking at Juwann. He deserves a mention.
That because the guard had a good angle on the DT, JBB's job was probably to combo him and then move on to the second level (probably to the WILL). Pancaking the DT does nothing if they don't get to the linebackers. Now, obviously ONE of the playside linemen should have stayed on the DT, but we don't know which one, so we can't draw many conclusions. Besides, the guy did his job and was still the closest Paramus guy to the ball 15 yards downfield.
Big picture, though, there's not much to extrapolate on JBB in this clip. There is very, very much to extrapolate about JP. Hence the piece.
Things I want to see from JBB: bad intent, finish and hustle - the clay of a good D-1 OL. JBB is going to get this exposure because of JP. I'm interested in his play and progress - I will post no more.
I agree with other posters that it appears he has nothing to do with the DT. He is asked to release to the LB. He and 75 have a chance to bury him and the guy squirts free. I haz a sad.
75 BTW is a Va Tech commit.. Billy Ray Mitchell - 6'5" 292. This is really man vs. boy here...
After watching the video, I thought to myself, "There's no way Red Bank can be a good team, look at how terribly they tackle." Howeva', it turns out that Red Bank went 10-1 last year, and are ranked in the top 10 teams in the state.
Is who they had in the game at that time. Those could be the 2s on the field, they could be the JV if they had a single scrimmage for all I know. They could also be the starters, but you just never know what's happening in a scrimmage.
Regardless, it's still quite the awesome run by Peppers.
the cheesey fight scenes where there are thugs that have the hero surrounded but simply attempt to take him on 1 or 3 at a time and ultimately fail instead of everyone just trying to take him down at once. We are just missing the bad voice-overs on the film.
and we woulda won state my senior year too if I hadn't gotten that damned dancer's hip
just for the Top Gun reference.
Made me laugh out loud at my desk!
If you play against Jabril Peppers, you're going to have a bad time.
Especially if your name is AJ and you don't have your head on a swivel.
That whirling dervish could run for 15 minutes in a phone booth without touching the sides
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