Fast as Lightning!
- Reaction score
Scrambling is by definition unplanned chaos. You do not in any strict definition of the word "plan" for that as far as lineman patterns or assignments are concerned. OLine readiness for scrambling is largely mental: Awareness and reaction and willingness to hustle to the end of play. The main issue in training, in my opinion, is to teach the OLine when NOT to block during a scramble. This chaos is when the engaged defensive player will turn to pursue, and the OLineman will suddenly find his arms in "Holding Call" position, which he has to release immediately or we get red-flagged. It probably is the biggest "p!ss-me-off" (and usually unjust) moment OLinemen face. I predict that ignorant fans will many times this year jump down OLinemen's throats for these faux-holding penalties, when it might not be their faults at all.