Wall Tag off of Inside Zone with a Tight-end

Wall Tag off of Inside Zone with a Tight-end

We have talked multiple times before about the problems a Tight End causes with the Inside Zone Scheme. By adding an extra gap, the defense must bring another defender down to deal with the run threat. This can make for a powerful run game but can also open up the RPO world with our Wall Tag.

Wall Tag off of Inside Zone with a Tight-end

We believe in keeping our tags as simple and universal as possible. We keep our tags the same across all of our schemes. Whenever we use a wall tag it means that the line will be blocking the C gap player and the Quarterback will move his read to the linebacker. We have found that the majority of defenses are capable of dealing with this tag and RPOs from a set with 4 wide receivers and no Tight Ends. Once the offense puts a Tight End into the formation things get significantly more difficult for the defense.

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We will run the Wall Tag from a Tight End on the Backside and keep everything the same. The rules will stay the same for all receivers. As a result it is a very simple install and looks like a completely different play to the defense.

 

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In addition this extra lineman causes the defense to respond differently to the formation. One of the top ways to defeat the Wall Tag against a 4 receiver look is to stunt and twist the defensive linemen. With the addition of the Tight End the defense is less likely to make any stunts.

Adding a Tight End while running the Wall Tag from Inside Zone is a great way to add window dressing and offer different fronts to the defense while still keeping things very simple for your players.

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