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Founder and Owner of the Flexbone Association. Since 2007 we have provided the tools necessary for teams to succeed running the Flexbone Association System. Over the last ten years over 200 teams have been instructed by the Flexbone Association. I've consulted with teams and or run camps everywhere from Belfair, WA to Key West, FL. The Flexbone Association strives daily to help coaches succeed with this time tested offense, I have been a football coach for 16 seasons, currently at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, GA I played at St. Mary's Springs High School in Fond du Lac, WI under legendary head coach Bob Hyland. I've been fortunate to be part of five state championship teams (1997,1998,2002,2011,2012). In 2011-2012 St. Mary's Springs led the state of Wisconsin in scoring and set consecutive school records for points scored, Psalm 27

Flexbone Half-Roll Passing Game Protection


Half roll protection is when the backfield action mimics the Sprint Out series, but the Offensive Line blocks similar to regular play action protection. The PSG and PST are aggressive in their protection. We try to have them attack the DL if they are covered. They need to form a wall frontside, because the QB will be setting up behind the PST. The BSG and BST “swing the gate” a bit on the backside to sift out threats better and wall defenders from the QB.

Rules:
PST – Base/Down
PSG – Base/Down
C – You/Me Scan (Nose/Shade to BSLB)
BSG – You/Me Scan (Nose/Shade to BSLB)
BST – Base 4i out/possible White call
B-Back back – Blocks first unblocked man outside the PST
QB – Takes his same steps for Sprint Out, but pulls up around PST.

Now you can release four receivers because you don’t have to keep the PS Slotback in to block C-Gap like you do in Sprint Out protection

Weaknesses:
You are susceptible them sending four weak blitz off of the backside vs an even front, but you are half-rolling away from the pressure.
You are also not protected vs three play-side rushers outside the PST. Hopefully the QB sees this and gets us out of it, or gets rid of the ball quickly.

Keys:
PST & PSG have to be able to handle their BASE blocks and not allow any free runs at the QB.
Your C, BSG and BST need to really communicate and scan for threats backside (White calls, fan calls,).

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