Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! I found this series of pics showing how well Kyle Long pulls to lead block for a run to the left side of the formation but what the pics also show his how well the new blocking scheme is working at creating diagonal cutback lanes for Matt Forte. It's Armando Allen carrying the ball here but that's unimportant. It's watching how the blocking develops to create daylight for the back. In this case the play resulted in only a five yard gain but had Allen timed his cut upfield a little better and hit that cutback lane all he'd have is the SS between him an a very long gain. It's the way the blocking is designed to open those lanes that's important because Forte is an excellent cutback runner. This is the same basic scheme the Broncos ran for years that turned late round picks and UDFA's into 1000 yard plus rushers every year. This is an extremely well blocked play and that's a huge running lane. So in the above Long is already beginning to pass the center point of the formation before Allen ever gets the handoff. He's very quick getting over to his spot and picking up his target. Here he squares up on the LB and prepares to take him outside to open up the running lane. Now engaged with the LB he can easily move him back and to the outside so that even though Allen has overrun the lane he still has an opening to gain yardage between Maneri and Long. A better runner might have chopped his steps and been able to wait just a split second to hit the lane on Maneri's right rather than his left. Anyway this is a whole different approach to run blocking than Tice was using and so far it seems to be having a positive effect.