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Ross Fulton

11W Staff

Columbus, OH

Member since 15 February 2011 | Blog

Ross is a senior editor at Eleven Warriors where he focuses on football strategy and X's and O's. His work has also been featured on and When not focused on zone blocking, Ross practices law in Columbus, Ohio, where he was born and raised.

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Comment 29 Jul 2014

Great analysis by all.  As people said, it by design.  The crack back block is made possible by the split back look. Normally the Y arc releases and blocks the first defender to show in the alley. But because that responsibility is given to Hyde, Heuerman can crack back.

The play is set up for Miller to ideally keep and create the vertical alley.

Comment 21 May 2014

As I wrote about a couple weeks ago, playing press man coverage does take away some of the effectiveness of packaged plays, because a man defender should execute his man responsibilities no matter what the offense does. But that obviously opens up other opportunities -- you should have better numbers in the box to run against, and you can attack downfield. So the package play also becomes less necessary.