Triple Option Football Blocking: Ace Blocking vs. Slanting 2-Technique

On Triple Option, if the defense aligns in a 2-technique, the Center and Guard are responsible for blocking the 2-technique…

If the 2 technique slants inside toward the Center… nothing changes.

However, if the 2 technique slants outside, then the Center responsibility changes… he’s obviously not going into the B-gap to block a defensive lineman.

Ace v. slanting 2 technique

When the 2-technique slants away from the center on the Ace call, the Center continues to the second level  and looks to block the potential runthrough.

The old football adage, “When someone goes out, expect someone to come in” certainly applies here.

So, if the Center is ace blocking the 2-technique and the 2-technique slants away from him, the Center continues to the next level and should expect to contact the A-gap runthrough.



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