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 […]
This Zone Blitz out of the 3-5-3 Stack Defense is a low-risk, high-reward blitz. Personally, I am not as aggressive as I probably should be as far as blitzing goes.
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.
The 3-5-3 Stack Defense is one of the best defenses in football. It is becoming more and more popular as more offenses are spreading the field and becoming multiple.
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.
The Aces Blitz out of the 3-5-3 Defense is a blitz that attacks the interior of the offense. We like to call it “ACES” because we are blitzing through the A gaps.
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.
There are 5 reasons why you need levels to your defense. Having three distinct levels of defense will allow your players to pursuit to the ball carrier, it will help defend against passing plays, and it will allow you to utilize the different physical skill sets of your players.
In the modern game teams are moving towards more running Quarterbacks. This, combined with the Spread Offense, has led to an increase in the average points scored in games.
Our Leo Storm Blitz out of the 3-5-3 defense is very easy to install and it works very well in youth football. This is a blitz that can be successfully execute at any age level of youth football.
The Downtown Leo Blitz out of the 3-5-3 Stack Defense is very easy to install but very difficult for the offense to pick up. The linebackers are stacked behind the 3 defensive linemen.