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The “O” in Power-O

12 Jul

160711 - Power O (2)

Given the way youth defenses leverage the outside to prevent running plays beyond their contain personnel, we would argue that a well-run Power-O — more than most Sweep or Pitch actions — has the most potential to bust for long yardage.  Consider first the advantages of your basic Power-O play:

— It permits the OL to come off hard and aggressive.
— It uses a gap blocking scheme which lets the OL handle slants, stunts, and blitzes.
— It can be run from any number of formations and personnel groupings.
— And, lastly, the play is downhill which reduces the risk of tackles behind the LOS.

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