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The Mora Effect: Five Scheme Changes in Seattle

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The Jim Mora-led Seahawks could be a very different proposition from the Mike Holmgren era. Here are some of the changes you should expect to see when the 2009 season kicks off.


In the Zone

Seattle began to develop their zone-blocking scheme when they appointed Mike Solari last year to coach the offensive line. However, expect to see this cranked up a notch with Greg Knapp controlling the offense.

In a zone system, lineman are expected to block an area (or zone) as opposed to an individual (man scheme). The running back is given the freedom to find a hole and make a cut to get down field, something that should suit Julius Jones in particular.

Emphasis is placed on ...

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