This post will work as a primer for blocking the Power O run scheme. In the next post, we'll look at how the play is run against specific fronts.
|X||Backside, online WR|
|Y||Playside Tight End|
We're actually going to simplify this quite a bit so that they are easy to remember. For combo blocks we'll have the calls below combined with a "front", "Mike", or "back". This is not normal, but it makes it easier to first teach it. "Front" will indicate the frontside LB; "Mike" the MIKE; and "back" the backside LB. Note that these are simplified calls, and only a portion of the total calls offensive lineman will be tasked with making, the ones relevant to Power O.
EAT - End and Tackle - AKA a Trey Block (often referenced in "Counter Trey")
TAG - Tackle and Guard - AKA a Deuce Block
CAGE - Center and Guard
Man/Gap Solo Blocks
Kick - Kick out block from the FB.
OTIS - Outside Tackle, Inside (TE)
Me - OC help the BST
You - No OC help for BST
Blunt - First step inside by BST then fan back
Closed Power O
And a quick diagram of the play