Football Techique and Tactics; By Robert C. Zuppe

Football Techique and Tactics; By Robert C. Zuppe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...tandem fashion, and crash into the first man of the secondary defense just as that man comes up to the opening to tackle. This interferer with the aid of several linemen must be drilled to hamper the free movements of the secondary defense. The best way to accomplish this is to employ the tandem scheme of backfield attack, i.e., send, as mentioned above, one back directly to the spot designated by the signal for the opening, with the intention of intercepting the back of the secondary defense just on or across the scrimmage line. With this principle as a team fundamental, I think that the quick opening method of line attack can be made just as effective as the wedge method. The linemen should be arranged, as far as possible, so that two of the offense can attack one of the defense, and the whole backfield force itself with much speed and vigor into the opening in such a way that at least one, if not two, good blockers or interferers precede the runner. Thus four linemen would be utilized to block out and stay with two or three defensive linemen while three offensive linemen and a back or two hurl themselves toward the secondary defense. (B) The Wedge In the wedge method of line attack the back carrying the ball does not run immediately toward an opening, but runs rather directly at one of his own linemen designated by the signal. By this method of attack the back gets into the shelter of one of his linemen, and thus is protected for a little time from the onrushing defense. The designated lineman is supposed to become the apex of the now-developing wedge, and this lineman is protected on his flanks by his fellow linemen, who from tackle to tackle have charged toward him, adhering to him as tightly as possible, and in such a way that this...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955269
  • 9781236955265