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    Zone blocking scheme

    What do you think about the implemented zone blocking scheme after watching last nights game? Is the Steelers going to base their entire offense on it? If they are basing the entire offense on it than just looking at some of the teams listed below doesn't really give me confidence that this is a winning strategy for the Steelers because the current personnel don't fit the scheme:

    1995-2009: Denver Broncos [HC Mike Shanahan and Josh McDaniels (kept scheme in first year)]
    2004-2006: Atlanta Falcons [HC Jim L. Mora]
    2006-Present: Green Bay Packers [HC Mike McCarthy]
    2006-Present: Houston Texans [HC Gary Kubiak]
    2010-Present: Seattle Seahawks [HC Pete Carroll]
    2010-Present: Washington Redskins [HC Mike Shanahan]
    2012-2012: Oakland Raiders [HC Dennis Allen]
    2012-Present: Miami Dolphins [HC Joe Philbin]
    2013-Present: Jacksonville Jaguars [HC Gus Bradley]

    If the whole offense is based on this scheme than its like the Steelers are conceding that the o-line is undersized and doesn't have the muscle for using the man-blocking scheme for a downhill running attack.
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    Overall being the first game it wad deployed I thought it showed promise. I am all for it actually, as I believe it will be a big benefit in the run game for Bell and LSH.

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    I thought it showed promise as well, but it just seems that the scheme is designed for smaller to medium sized running backs versus a big guy like Bell and on top of that the o-line has to be pretty athletic for the scheme to be effective. If it works I'm all for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSteelers View Post
    I thought it showed promise as well, but it just seems that the scheme is designed for smaller to medium sized running backs versus a big guy like Bell and on top of that the o-line has to be pretty athletic for the scheme to be effective. If it works I'm all for it.
    Our starting O-Line is incredibly athletic.
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    Zone blocking scheme

    I'm more worried about pass protection. The zone stuff looked good and will help get our running game going again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TarlsQtr View Post
    Our starting O-Line is incredibly athletic.
    Time will only tell. I just don't picture all 5 o-line guys fitting this style of offense and that is not even including the TE into the equation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LatrobePA View Post
    I'm more worried about pass protection. The zone stuff looked good and will help get our running game going again!
    I can't comment because I'm not sure if the Steelers will base their entire offense on this scheme even during passing plays.

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    the oline is not undersized and thinking that is just buying into people saying "x player is small, but his best bet would be to move to a zone scheme at the next level" which is usually true, but you have to be able to move in a ZBS and that doesn mean be small....

    Gilbert: 6-5 330, was talked about as a guard his rookie year because of his ability to pull and run
    Foster, 6-6 330, slimmed down because he was by far the worst fit forr a ZBS we had but has made a real case for himself
    Pouncey 6-5 310, one of the fastest and most athletic linemen in the league
    Decastro 6-5 310, one of the best guard prospects in the last decade, still a lot to learn about him but his size is protoype
    Adam 6-8, 330, again one of the most athletic big men in the league, is a terror as a blocker in the second level

    Not even one of those guys would be considered undersized on any line

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    the oline is not undersized and thinking that is just buying into people saying "x player is small, but his best bet would be to move to a zone scheme at the next level" which is usually true, but you have to be able to move in a ZBS and that doesn mean be small....

    Gilbert: 6-5 330, was talked about as a guard his rookie year because of his ability to pull and run
    Foster, 6-6 330, slimmed down because he was by far the worst fit forr a ZBS we had but has made a real case for himself
    Pouncey 6-5 310, one of the fastest and most athletic linemen in the league
    Decastro 6-5 310, one of the best guard prospects in the last decade, still a lot to learn about him but his size is protoype
    Adam 6-8, 330, again one of the most athletic big men in the league, is a terror as a blocker in the second level

    Not even one of those guys would be considered undersized on any line
    I couldn't agree more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChucktownSteeler View Post
    I couldn't agree more.
    i also agree but foster was slow last night they should give golic a shot at gaurd or beachum

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