Originally Posted by jnday
I understand the zone system well. I played with both schemes and coached both. I would call it the opposite of power football. One reason is that small linemen are usually used and they do more blocking by walling off and creating lanes rather than driving the dlineman backwards. A 295lb guard is not going to move a 330lb DT. I call that 295lb lineman getting in the DTs way, finesse. Physical, smashmouth football is ramming the ball down the defenses throats by drive blocking.
The size of the lineman is irrelevant in regards to ZBS concepts. What most ZBS teams look for are quickness. Something big Fluker type guys don't have, but that doesn't mean that all big burly lineman can't play in a ZBS. They can weight 340 and be perfectly fine in a ZBS if they can move quickly within 10 yards.
I think Warmack would fit fine in a ZBS and he'd still get to roadgrade people.
I do agree though, we don't currently have anyone that fits ideally into a ZBS other than Tyron Smith (and possibly Costa?).
I don't care what scheme we run, but we need upgrades in talent on the OL either way.