Much of the reason for why the Broncos ran zone blocking schemes was because Alex Gibbs was the line coach and that's what he coaches. The other reason was because the Broncos typically had smaller quicker lineman who wouldn't hold up well in a man on man power game. The advantage was that it creates space and opens cutback lanes so that's the type of RB's Shanny drafted. They were perfect for that scheme.
Originally Posted by Dagan81
I really don't know what's on Tice's mind as far as that goes. Our lineman are bigger but they're certainly athletic enough to run zone blocking schemes and Forte is exactly the kind of back that can benefit from it. You need a back who doesn't dance of waste time on fancy moves. You want a one cut back who finds the cutback lane and explodes through it. Forte doesn't have great top end speed but he accelerates quickly enough and he has the ability to make people miss once he gets to the second level.
My guess is with Tice always looking to get bigger on the line he coaches more of a power blocking game than he does a finesse game but I could be wrong. Someone like Butka or Windy who know more about line play would be good guys to ask.
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I'd add SF into that mix too. Alex Smith for the first time in 7 yrs looks like he belongs. And w/Vernon Davis, and some of those wr's starting to step up, it's keeping the D's off Gore and the other RB's. They look real good on O also.
I would put, when healthy, Hou 1st on the most complete list though. I'd probably have NO in there also, b/c even though they don't, they can run the ball very effectively w/that stable of rb's.
I would've picked Houston for the SB if Schaub hadn't gone down. That's easily the most complete team in the league in my mind.
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