Dirty Work Wednesday: Maintain Outside Contain


# Getting to the next level

They say that a Hallmark of great offensive line play is whether linemen can consistently get to the second level and effectively get on linebackers. Here is a classic zone blocking scheme by the Houston Cougars. The center and guard get to the second level and lock on, and the tackle hooks the defensive end to create a crease for Patrick Carr to run through. Some of you sticklers for the rules might say the tackle holds but out philosophy is rules are malleable and meant for expansion, and the crafty lineman should be a master of the dark arts of liberal hand placement and control.

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