This is the 3rd post on the 3-3 Darkside Defense.
You can read the first two parts at these links:
by Chad Hetlet Head Football coach at Glenbard West High School (Illinois).
Coach Hetlet has been a defensive coordinator for 22 years and has never suffered a losing season.
Chad has been a Head Coach for 12 seasons at 3 different schools; he has a career record of 130-28 and has been one of the quickest coaches to reach the 100 win mark in Illinois history.
This outline is taken from the Championship Systems “3-3 Defense System.”
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O-Lane – Dropback Pass
I-Lane – Outside Run (Perimeter)
2-Lane – Inside Run (Interior)
3-Lane – Out-of-Pocket Pass (Boot/Sprintout)
Concept- Every scheme can be broken down into four different lanes. Lanes are
read/responsibility fits. It will organize an offense into our scheme so we can drill our fits
O Lane-Pocket pass. QB drop straight back and remain in pocket (“Pass, Pass, Pass”)
1 Lane-Fast flow play that moves laterally down LOS attacking perimeter (“On, On, On”)
2 Lane- Play that moves downhill toward the LOS attacking the inside Run Box (“Off, Off, Off”)
3 Lane-Boot/Roll-out pass where QB is out of the pocket (Boot, Boot. Boot)
Lane Reads (What it all means)
Where do you fit in relationship to your defensive teammates? I-Lane (Outside Run) “build the wall”. 2-Lane (Inside Run) “gap replace”. Know where you “FIT”!!!
O-Lane is Drop back pass we will route recognize, re-route, wall-off and communicate. 3-Lane is Out-of-Pocket pass, we must force contain and slide