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.
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.
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.
The Laser Blitz out of the 5-3 defense is a great way to take away one side of the field. Laser indicates that the defensive linemen (on the left) and linebackers all slant left.
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.
The 53 defense offers balance and flexibility and is a widely used youth football defense. I see the 53 about 4-5 times every season.
The Storm Blitz out of the 53 Defense is a very effective blitz in youth football. It is pretty much an overload to one side of the field.
Open Field Tackling Techniques in Youth Football Open field tackling techniques are difficult to execute successfully at any age level of football. It is even more difficult to tackle in the open field when the ball carrier is a good athlete.
Coaching Tips for the Defensive Line & Stances by Coach Andy Bryson After being around a couple of good defensive line staffs at LSU and SLU, I can say with certainty that there is no way to reinvent the wheel when it comes to coaching defensive line. The most important thing to understand is that […]