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© February, 2012

by Lew Johnston
• Head Coach • Nansemond-Suffolk Academy (VA)

There are many facets of the Delaware Wing-T that are unique to that system of offense. Coaches say that it’s like no other offense. That’s true – to an extent. We Wing-T coaches use different blocking rules and techniques, we use a different numbering system that is hard for some to decipher, and we run plays that many call antiquated. One thing we have in common with all other offenses, though, is we need to work on blocking fundamentals until our players can execute them to near perfection.

Monday is our individual skills and drills work day. We installed the Wing-T at my new school this summer. Quite frankly, we weren’t progressing as fast as I’d hoped as our season began. It was a case of the offense being brand new to both the coaches and the players. It was left to me to devise a way for everyone to “see” what was expected from our blocking drills. I borrowed a concept that I learned from Coach Gregg Perry from the University of Delaware and was explained in detail by Denny Creehan ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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