John any advice? Im getting frustrated.. It seem that any play that take time to develop doesnt work. pass plays dont have time to develop and we have been intercepted 50% of the time. I'm trying shot gun tonight Ill let you know how it works.John, Our rush is immediately and usually 4-5 players rush at once so things happen quickly. Qb has less than 3 sec to throw the ball on the spead formation not sure if that formation will work for us. it does tend to get physical up front. We have our biggest and faster player at QB and he has a good arm. we havnt scrimmaged yet so I havnt got a real feeling of what will work best yet , or if shot gun may work best. we will find out more this week. I feel the need to put our kids in certain positions so they learn what is expected of them but, I'm not sure who should go where except or QB. Thats one of the hardest things to do at this point and our first game is in one week.. John I appreciate you taking the time helping me out. gary
We are fairly balanced---probably pass 45% of the plays. You noted you have a 5-yard rush. Does this mean that all players can rush immediately from five yards out on all plays? Or is it after a certain number of seconds? If the latter, I think you'll see that if you start hitting passes underneath it will deter the rush. If the former, I would suggest putting your fastest player at QB (assuming he can throw).
Last season I believe our blitzing rules were anyone could rush after 7 seconds. Most teams would send one player, and anyone that sent more would typically get burned. This is because the offense either had a smart QB who could quickly find the open receiver when they blitzed, or they had a very fast QB would easily get around the rushers and be off for a long gain.
Regarding blocking (and the size of players), I would not recommend putting too much emphasis on the size of your blockers (and everyone who does not have the ball should block, IMO). Instead, my advice is to work more on teaching the kids to get into position to block. In fact, I've learned that the faster/smaller players make the best blockers. This is because what you'll really want is for the player to simply target a defender, get to him, and then "be in the way" for a second or two. Blocking in flag football (at least on my team) is more about finesse as opposed with strength.
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