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Falcons Petrino: Vick To Call Plays

Discussion in 'NFL Discussions' started by PackFanInSC, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. PackFanInSC

    PackFanInSC Cheesehead

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    Vick Allowed to Call Plays from NFL.com

    Does that mean that Atlanta will give up on zone blocking totally or, even better for us, release some linemen who are already familiar with the ZBS?

    If Vick is be able to change the plays, I would think that you would want the linemen to run block since they probably won't drop back to pass all that often.
  2. Greg C.

    Greg C. Cheesehead

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    Marquette, Michigan
    This is not big news. A lot of quarterbacks, probably most of them, are allowed to call audibles.

    But the part you highlighted is interesting. There was a Sunday night game in Denver this past season where Al Michaels asked John Madden why the zone blocking scheme is not used by more teams, even though the Broncos have had so much success with it. Madden said that maybe it's because it requires smaller linemen, which creates problems in pass protection. This article supports what Madden said. I hope the Packer linemen can get stronger so they don't need so much help in pass protection this year. Clifton and Tauscher are fine, obviously. It's the young interior linemen who need to improve.

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