We’ve covered outside zone on here, and given how omnipresent the play is in college football today, we’ll discuss it countless times more this season. Today we’re looking at adjusting outside zone against an Indian stunt. Defensive lines stunt their players for many reasons, sometimes to confuse the blocking scheme or a QB read. While coaches all have their own terminology, the phrase “Indian” stunt comes the fact that both ends go inside, so end in becomes indian.
We all know the basic concept of outside: the offensive line wants to get horizontal displacement on the defensive line and linebackers to seal defenders inside. The RB reads the blocks to make Bounce/Bang/Bend read.
Against Mississippi State, A&M is operating out of 11 personnel. Jalen Wydermyer motions from right to left, giving the Aggies six potential blockers against State’s 33 front showing a 4-2 alignment.
Executing Outside Against An Indian Stunt
Zach Calzada is at QB with Isaiah Spiller aligned behind him at RB. Jalen Preston is the boundary receiver and Demond Demas is the field receiver. Ainias Smith is at slot.
The weakside DE and 2-tech tackle stunt, the end coming inside and 2-tech going outside. The strongside edge and strongside 2-tech do the same stunt, so ends in or Indian stunt. LT Jahmir Johnson zones down to take the outside shoulder of the 2-tech but he is stunting outside. Wydermyer blocks the strongside edge as he attempts to stunt inside. LG Kenyon Green helps Bryce Foster as he picks up the blitz from the MLB, then Green climbs second level. RG Layden Robinson zones outside and picks up the inside stunt of the weakside end. RT Reuben Fatheree picks up the outside stunt of the weakside 2-tech. Isaiah Spiller takes the handoff and looks for the Bounce read outside, but the free safety flows outside. Spiller makes the Bang read inside.
Green’s blocks on the backside LB allows Spiller to cut up and outside. A violent stiff-arm 15 yards down the field allows Spiller to continue running. The ball is knocked out of bounds, but not after a 15 yard gain for a first down.
Tight View – Outside Zone Against An Indian Stunt
The tite view gives a better depiction of the OL blocking outside zone against the Indian stunt by Mississippi State.
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