The Borges notes on the front page made me think of this question I've always had. Would appreciate some education by the fine folks of mgoblue: I hear all the time that RBs need to learn "blocking schemes" in order to become well rounded. What exactly does a "blocking scheme" entail?
When I see RBs who are good blockers, typically they come out of the snap and are to the side of the QB and generally they just block whichever defender breaks through the line. From what I have seen, the OL typically doesn't leave guys unblocked. So, how do you really scheme this? Wouldn't the RB just pick up whichever defender is going to kill his QB?
Just curious if any coach could explain to me what the RB is looking for. Does he look at defensive alignment in combination with which way the OL is slanting, or what?