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The style of offensive line blocking taught at Virginia Tech. The technique is characterized by the offensive lineman standing straight up at the snap of the ball and then taking a bucket step to encourage the on-rushing defensive lineman to charge into him which then results in a second drop step to regain his balance. Now two steps deep into his offensive backfield, the offensive lineman tries to chest up and wall-off the defensive lineman. High grades are given if the offensive lineman only “dances” for a second or two. Grades are lowered if blocks are sustained until the whistle and it is apparently also frowned on to try to get to the second level to block a LB or block downfield.
This style of blocking only works with very wide splits in order to give the Running Back or Quarterback a half chance to get back to the line of scrimmage. Titty Dancing is not for use in short yardage situations, misdirections, reverses, sweeps, powers, counters, gadget plays, or traps.
When Tight Ends are employed in the blocking scheme, they are encouraged to use the “ole” variation of Titty Dancing whereby they pretend to be matadors at a bull fight and let the charging defensive lineman come through untouched under their cape while yelling “ole”. When Wide Receivers are asked to block within the Titty Dancing technique, they are taught to pirouette completely out of the way of a potential tackler which when slowed down on film is another beautiful dance step in itself.
The Titty Dancing technique was eliminated at most other college institutions with the innovation of hard plastic helmets and facemasks. It also has the potential for ruining very good former high school offensive linemen who deserve to be taught better techniques.
what about when wang pulled to the left and fell down, not touching anyone on the first quarter stuffed 4th down play with Michael Holmes running the ball. What kind of blocking do we call that? The weeble wobble or the drunken two step? or just crap blocking.
My question is why not run to the right behind our two best blockers, Painter & Benedict. We had 3rd and 2, and 4th and 1, and got stuffed.
yep, we run behind wang and martin, who have been struggling with run blocking ALL DAMN YEAR! Our coaches are just clueless on the offensive side of the ball.
This post was edited by BrewThruHokie 18 months ago
Because we like running behind our most injured and least effective in Wang and Martin...
This is my definition of titty dancing:
When VT offensive linemen prance around more than Michael Jackson at a kiddy carnival. Instead of engaging with the defender, they flap their arms and get go down more than a stripper on a Friday night.
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