Defense’s for the longest time have always set the front to the Tight End and with a four-man front that sent our 3 technique to the Tight End. Some coordinators swapped weak and strong defenders and even rotate secondary based on strength.
Defensive football has become more of a challenge over time and this is seen on every level of football from youth to the pros. The challenge of a defensive coordinator is how do you get your players to play fast, play aggressive, and play against every offense that you could possibly see with keeping your […]
Playing cornerback is difficult, there’s no doubt about it. It is a position where you need confident kids that are also a great athletes.
There are several different slants and stunts that can be implemented to generate blocking confusion and put pressure on the offensive line. Below are our favorite ones!
The Inside Zone is one of the top offensive schemes in football. This play is so dominant because it can be run from so many different formations and personnel groups.
By Ross Maddalon (Assistant Coach, Cinnaminson High School – formerly the OC at Old Bridge HS and Nottingham HS, NJ) Having coached the triple option for over 11 years, I have seen many different ways teams have tried to stop it. Here are three things teams have done in the past that have given us […]
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.
One of the most difficult tasks in football is getting Linebackers to have an effective pass drop. Linebackers, by their nature, are not great pass defenders.
The Power Play is one of the most universal running schemes in football. In order to defend it properly the defense must have all players on their game and completing their jobs.
The Jet Sweep is a difficult play for any defense to defend. The heart of what makes the Jet Sweep so difficult to defend is the play design.
In defense it’s important to have multiple blitz packages to achieve different objectives. As a whole blitzes fall into two different categories, overload blitzes and interior blitzes.
This past season we made it to the semi-finals of the playoffs. We played great defense at times, but we also played bad defense at times.
Defensive Coordinators have one of the hardest jobs in football. They must prepare for an offense that can run just about any formation or play out of that formation.
There are 4 things all championship defenses do well. They all pursuit relentlessly to the ball carrier, they are able to beat blocks, they tackle well, and they are able to generate turnovers.
Championship defenses all have one thing in common, they all do a great job of swarming the ball carrier. There is nothing more demoralizing for an offense than having a defense that is absolutely smothering.