Systemic Problems Part II: Zone Blocking

Ransom Hawthorne

Ransom Hawthorne

Ransom Hawthorne is an electrician living in central KS. He's married and has two young boys. Born in KS, and raised in Tucson, Ransom spent his middle school years in southern Mexico.
Ransom Hawthorne

Follow @arrowhead_one Systemic Problems Part II: Zone Blocking  •  by Ransom Hawthorne “Systemic Problems” is a 3-Part Series. Read “Systemic Problems- Part I: West Coast Offense” –> here. In the NFL, there are two primary run blocking systems: the Zone Blocking System (ZBS) and the Power Blocking System (PBS). Chiefs predominantly run a Zone Blocking System. The central goal of zone blocking, is to create holes for the running back through lateral, rather than forward movement. In pass blocking, the ZBS teaches linemen to focus on their part of the…

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