The success of this play will depend largely in deceiving opponents into believing it is a real kick. All the men in the interference must do their duty. Center in making the pass should make it so that the full back will get it on the run. This will help the play along very much. Left Guard blocks to the left. Right Guard blocks to the left. Left Tackle blocks to the left and goes through to block opposing full back. Right Tackle blocks to the left. Left End goes ahead and blocks any of the opposing backs he can. Right End blocks opposing end.
Photo by Lyndon. Formation for the defense against a punt or fake kick. - Two men in back-field to receive kick; man at quater ready for any fake through line or around ends; ends ready for fake or to block opposing ends going down under punt; line to go through and block kick.
Fake Kick - Left Half Back Straight Through.
This play can be used with effect when the opposing line is playing wide so as to get through to block the kick or to stop a big kick around end.
Center passes to quarter and then blocks to the left. Left Guard blocks to the left. Right Guard blocks to the left.
Left Tackle goes through, blocks defensive quarter back. Right Tackle blocks to the right. Left End goes across and joins the runner. Right End blocks opposing end. Quarter Back receives the ball from center on the run and passes it to the left half back. Left Half Back hesitates a second, receives the ball and then goes directly ahead. Right Half Back assists right tackle in blocking out. Full Back follows from behind.
Regular formation on defense. - Ends should not be too wide from trickles.
Defensive Formation - Regular.
The two ends should play close to the tackle, about three yards out; should charge ahead instantly with the snap of the ball, turning in quickly if play is directed at the line, but keeping well outside of all opponents' interference.
The two tackles must play wide enough so that they cannot be easily boxed by the opposing ends, yet not so wide that they can be easily thrown out. Use hands freely. Remember the end is the dangerous man.
The center should play a little higher and freer than either of the guards and he must be in position to do tackling on either side of center, or in fact along the entire line.
The three defensive backs must tackle everywhere. Wherever the runner is, there they must be.
The defensive quarter back should judge his distance behind the line by the direction of the wind and the strength of the opposing kicker. He must never be drawn in too close.
Defense. - Shifted to meet a shifting attack, such as tackle-over or tackle-back formations.
Defensive Formation - Line and Back-Field Shift.
This formation is used to meet the various tackle-back plays and tackle over on the line plays. The halftone illustration on the opposite page shows the position the men should assume just before the opponents snap the ball. In the diagram above the opposing center is shown, so that the relative position of the defensive linemen is shown as compared with the offensive linemen; the entire line on defense is shifted a, half a man to the right. The right half back has gone up on the line with the right tackle. The defensive quarter back, which is being played by the full back, and the left half back have shifted their positions to the right. This would be the positron taken by the team if the opposing side were using right tackle back or right tackle over on the line. The men would shift to just the opposite position should the opposing attack demand it.
Defensive Formation - Ends In.
This diagram shows what is commonly known as the Pennsylvania defense. The ends are played in very close to tackle and sent immediately into the opposing interference to break it up or tackle the runner. They will meet the interference before it is under much headway and will often be successful in spoiling the play behind the line. If the ends do not get the runner he will usually be left without interference and can be easily tackled by one of the defensive backs.
The two tackles play wide, but are driven in toward the center by a shove from the defensive backs.
The men are supposed to play along the lines as shown in the diagram. The halftone illustration on the opposite page shows the position the men should assume just before the ball is put in play by the opponents.