Coming Up
  • Tue., Aug. 30, 2016 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Cooley & Kevin Join Cooley & Kevin on each weekday morning from 7-11am on ESPN980!
  • Tue., Aug. 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT The Bram Weinstein Show Bram Weinstein is the latest addition to ESPN 980’s team, hosting “The Bram Weinstein Show” weekdays from 11am-1pm presented by Window Nation! “The Bram Weinstein Show” will deliver provocative sportstalk led by Weinstein, whose passion for DC sports runs deep, having grown up in Silver Spring, MD.
  • Tue., Aug. 30, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Inside the Locker Room Join Doc Walker, B-Mitch and Scott Jackson weekday afternoons at their new, expanded time – 1pm-4pm on ESPN980!
  • Tue., Aug. 30, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT The Sports Reporters Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin are live from 4-7pm on ESPN980!
  • Wed., Aug. 31, 2016 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM EDT The Morning Blitz The Morning Blitz with Al Galdi is a fast-moving, high-energy show that covers everything you need to begin your day.  Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, Capitals, Terps, Hoyas, Orioles…Galdi covers them all in addition to hitting on the national sports stories that matter to you.  Galdi is a DMV-lifer, a huge proponent of analytics and a big fan of old-school hip-hop.  He also hosts The Official Redskins Postgame Show after every Redskins game and Chin Music with Al Galdi on Saturdays from 9am-10am.  Tweet him: @AlGaldi
  • Wed., Aug. 31, 2016 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Cooley & Kevin Join Cooley & Kevin on each weekday morning from 7-11am on ESPN980!
  • Wed., Aug. 31, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT The Bram Weinstein Show Bram Weinstein is the latest addition to ESPN 980’s team, hosting “The Bram Weinstein Show” weekdays from 11am-1pm presented by Window Nation!   “The Bram Weinstein Show” will deliver provocative sportstalk led by Weinstein, whose passion for DC sports runs deep, having grown up in Silver Spring, MD.
  • Wed., Aug. 31, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Inside the Locker Room Join Doc Walker, B-Mitch and Scott Jackson weekday afternoons at their new, expanded time – 1pm-4pm on ESPN980!
  • Wed., Aug. 31, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT The Sports Reporters Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin are live from 4-7pm on ESPN980!

News

Print
RSS

LeRibeus At Home In Zone-Blocking Scheme

Posted May 1, 2012

LeRibeus played almost exclusively in a man-blocking system at Southern Methodist University, but feels ready to make the transition to zone.


When the Redskins drafted Josh LeRibeus with the 71st overall selection in the draft, they had to project how he would adapt to a zone-blocking scheme.

Head coach Mike Shanahan has perfected the system, using smaller, more athletic linemen that move laterally and block downfield. 

LeRibeus played almost exclusively in a man-blocking system at Southern Methodist University, but feels ready to make the transition to zone.

"I love it," LeRibeus told the media in his draft day conference call.  "We did a lot of it at the [East-West] Shrine game.  Definitely feels more at home."

During his college days with the Mustangs, LeRibeus would take the snap from a two-point stance.  In Washington, he'll have one hand in the dirt, allowing him to take advantage of his physical nature.

"I play with a lot of strength and aggression," he said.  "The three-point stance is just exploding off of the ball, and it's definitely something I feel more comfortable with."

Head coach Mike Shanahan told the media after the draft that he had LeRibeus ranked high on his board, and sees him as a good fit in Washington.

"Here’s a guy that has pretty good size, does have quickness, plays the center or guard position, and is extremely bright," Shanahan explained.  "We’re very happy to get him."

 

 

widget powered by zoomph