8 Man QB Power Rules Look Very Familiar


By FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 3, 2021

There is a lot more translation from your FirstDown PlayBook 11 man football plays to your 8 man football plays than the 6 man game. The 8 man football QB Power is a pretty good example. It’s a great example of a “Numbers” play. Meaning that it can really get down to the Free Safety vs the Quarterback if everyone blocks their defender.

Here at FirstDown PlayBook we often refer 8 man football coaches to our 11 man plays for this very reason. With over 35,000 football plays it is hard to fault us with the available content. Saying that, we will get them all drawn at some point.

8 Man Football Toss Sweep

Today we want to share this one example of what we do here though. We also want to add that we are always looking for input from all of our coaches. That certainly means any of our coaches at the high school level who coach 8 man football. If you have a suggestion just hit us up at info@firstdownapp.com! Now let’s take a look at this 8 man football QB Power.

FORMATION: ONE BACK WING

PLAY: QB POWER

DESCRIPTION:

-QB PREDETERMINED POWER PLAY RUN TO AN ATTACHED TE WITH THE GUARD PULLING.

-THE RUNNING BACK SERVES AS THE LEAD BLOCKER IN PLACE OF THE TRADITIONAL FULLBACK.

-BEST IF RUN TO A 3 TECHNIQUE VS AN OVER OR UNDER FRONT.

GENERAL RULES:

-THE OFFENSIVE LINE WILL USE POWER BLOCKING RULES.

-THE OFFENSIVE LINE WILL LEAVE TWO UNBLOCKED DEFENDERS PLAYSIDE.

-THE TWO DEFENDERS LEFT BY THE O-LINE WILL BE BLOCKED BY THE GUARD AND THE RB.


COACHING POINTS:

QB:

-CATCH THE SNAP DROP THE PLAYSIDE FOOT AND ATTACK THE B GAP DOWNHILL.

-IF THE RB IS FORCED TO BOUNCE OUTSIDE THEN GO WITH HIM.

RUNNING BACK:

-CHEAT OUT(C GAP) AND UP PRE-SNAP.

-ON THE SNAP ATTACK THE C GAP (3 TECH) OR B GAP (GUARD BUBBLE) DOWNHILL.

-CLEAN OUT ANY TRASH IN THE B OR C GAP.

-ONLY BOUNCE OUTSIDE IF A STUNT INSIDE MAKES THIS ABSOLUTELY NECESSSARY.


TE:

-BLOCK THE END MAN ON THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE (COULD BE AN END OR AN OLB).

OR

-ARC TO THE STRONG SIDE LB (SEE DIAGRAM)

-CHEAT SPLIT SLIGHTLY WIDER FOR GUARD AND RB ENTRY.

OFFENSIVE LINE:

-THE TIGHT END WILL BLOCK THE END MAN ON THE LOS OR ARC TO LB.

-LEAVE TWO DEFENDERS UNBLOCKED PLAYSIDE.


Offensive Line

PLAYSIDE TACKLE:

-DOUBLE TEAM ANY B GAP DEFENDER WITH THE GUARD BACK TO THE THIRD DEFENDER OFF THE BALL.

-NO B GAP DEFENDER (GUARD BUBBLE)) = BLOCK ON TO OUTSIDE.

-VS A SOLID FRONT SOLO DOWN ON THE B GAP DEFENDER.

-COMMUNICATE THE FRONT TO THE BACKSIDE PULLING GUARD TO ASSURE ASSIGNMENTS.


PLAYSIDE GUARD:

-DOUBLE TEAM ANY B GAP DEFENDER WITH THE TACKLE BACK TO THE THIRD DEFENDER OFF OF THE BALL.

-DOUBLE TEAM ANY A GAP DEFENDER WITH CENTER TO THE THIRD DEFENDER OFF OF THE BALL.

-VS SOLID BLOCK DOWN ON THE A GAP DEFENDER AND EXPECT THE CENTER TO BE GONE.


CENTER:

-DOUBLE TEAM ANY A GAP DEFENDER STRONG WITH THE GUARD TO THE THIRD DEFENDER OFF OF THE BALL.

-BLOCK BACK VS ANY A GAP DEFENDER WEAK TO SECURE THE GUARD PULL.

-VS SOLID BLOCK BACK WEAK TO SECURE THE GUARD PULL.


BACKSIDE GUARD:

-SQUARE PULL PLAYSIDE AND LOOK TO TURN UP IN THE FIRST HOLE POSSIBLE.

-INSERT IN THE FIRST HOLE THAT SHOWS AND LOOK INSIDE OUT FOR THE #2 UNBLOCKED LB.

-A PRE-SNAP LOOK AND A CALL FROM THE FRONTSIDE TACKLE AND CLEAR ASSIGNMENT UP BEFORE THE SNAP.

-IF THE TE ARC BLOCKS KICK THE DEFENSIVE END OUT.


BACKSIDE TACKLE:

-HINGE BLOCK INSIDE TO SECURE B GAP EARLY.

-LOOK OUTSIDE LATE TO SECURE ANY C GAP DEFENDER WHO IS A THREAT.