Championship defenses all have one thing in common- their defenders get to the ball carrier. We tell our players from day 1 that if they can’t or aren’t willing to hustle to the ball carrier then they will not be playing very much defense. Swarming the ball carrier will deter big plays, naturally force turnovers, and complete demoralize the defense.
I want to start out by saying that I do not hate flag football. I’ve coached spring flag football for almost as long as I have coached tackle youth football.
The Crossfire Blitz out of the 3-4 under defense is a great way to take away the strength of the offense’s formation. This blitz is easy to install, but very difficult for the offense to block.
We have talked multiple time before about the problems a Tight End causes with the Inside Zone Scheme. By adding an extra gap, the defense must bring another defender down to deal with the run threat.