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Oakland Raider Football 101: Zone Blocking System

Published by on June 10, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

 

We all know The Oakland Raiders and Al Davis are a Man to Man team, defensively. When it comes to the offensive side of the ball, Tom Cable and company employ the Zone Blocking scheme or system. 

This article will uncover the advantages and disadvantages of the Zone Blocking System. The ZBS (zone blocking Scheme/System) is about blocking men in a particular area (Zone) and letting the running back choose the hole with his vision. Made popular with Terrell Davis and the Denver Broncos in the 90's, the ZBS was around in some form prior but didn't yet have the label.



There are two types of Zone run plays, inside and outside, with a third being a designed cutback off of each of t...

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