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3-3-5 Defense 4 MAN PACKAGES The 4-man packages are the result of adding one additional defender to the front. They can be any of the single backer Dogs or Blitzes. All of the coverage packages can be used in 4-man packages; however offensive sets could require a coverage call change (check) at the line of scrimmage. Call: “Eagle 4” or ...

Defensive line Stimulus Response Learning Have you caught yourself yelling at players, “You’re too high”?  Have you overheard coaches giving verbal dissertations as they correct players?  You can be sure that every one of your players wants to do things correctly.  So help them perform correctly.    Teach them through positives by helping them recognize, and the visualize performing correctly.  For ...

Defending the Option The 30 Stack is outstanding versus the option because it creates a defensive triangle on the perimeter.  As such, the veer option is defended (see diagram below), as well as the gun option, which keys the backside end.  The midline option can be run, but the read is wide (4-technique) and the nose in a ...

Run Block Stimulus for Linebackers About the Author of this post: Jerry Campbell has over 30 years of high school and college coaching experience. He has experience as a head coach, offensive coordinator, and various position coaches. Jerry has written numerous football coaching articles in various publications, is the author of over 30 books on coaching football, and has produced 12 ...

3.3.5 Chase and Collapse About the Author of this post: Jerry Campbell has over 30 years of high school and college coaching experience. He has experience as a head coach, offensive coordinator, and various position coaches. Jerry has written numerous football coaching articles in various publications, is the author of over 30 books on coaching football, and has produced 12 ...

Linebackers: Progression–Fundamental and Technique Drills Contributed By Joe Nemith III Assistant Football Coach, Baldwin Wallace University Please make sure that you click on the video to play. PUT YOUR CURSOR OVER THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF THE VIDEO AND CLICK (IMAGE LOOKS LIKE THIS) TO WATCH THE VIDEO ON FULL SCREEN TO BE ABLE SEE LARGER DIAGRAMS AND VIDEOS Click the play arrow to ...

Linebacker Stance and Drills Jerry Campbell has over 30 years of high school and college coaching experience. He has experience as a head coach, offensive coordinator, and various position coaches. He has written numerous football coaching articles in various publications, is the author of over 30 books on coaching football, and has produced 12 coaching video series. Additionally, he ...

Defending Trips in the 4-2-5 This post was provided by Joe Daniel Football Joe Daniel is the Offensive Coordinator at Amelia County High School in Virginia. He works with the Offensive Line and Linebackers. When you prepare your 4-2-5 Defense to defend against Trips Formations, start by focusing on what you need to stop first. In High School and Youth Football, that ...

5 Points of Pass Rush About the Author of this post: Jerry Campbell has over 30 years of high school and college coaching experience. He has experience as a head coach, offensive coordinator, and various position coaches. He has written numerous football coaching articles in various publications, is the author of over 30 books on coaching football, and has produced 12 ...

Linebacker Reads Donnie Militzer Delta State Coach Militzer begins his power point presentation starting with his 3 R’s which is Read, React, and Reap. Coach Militzer shares in detail his Inside Linebacker’s thought process prior to the snap of the ball followed by actual Linebacker reads. Coach provides illustrations on how to read guards, near back, and fill point ...

3.3.5 Pressure Package Approach Pressure can cause big football plays (“BFP”) because it disrupts the blocking schemes (sacks and tackles for loss), the ball carrier (taking multiple hits), and the passing game (hurries and interceptions). Pressure is not only running through gaps, but it is quickness in execution and arriving at the ball. When opposing coaches look at the ...

Six-Man Packages: Three Backer Dogs These dogs will have all three inside backers running through gaps, with coordinated action, either between backers, and/or defensive linemen. The defensive linemen may have an automatic “scalp” slant to gap, or can be called into a specific gap. These Dogs use word calls that identify the defenders involved and the blitz numbering system to ...

Five Man Packages: Two Backer Dogs All of the Dogs, including the Two Backer Dogs use word calls that identify the defenders involved in the Dog and the blitz numbering system to identify the blitz gaps. The word call puts the strong side (“callside”) defenders in the Dog. However, all of the Two Backer Dogs can be run based upon field by adding the ...

Defensive Line Calls and Stunts Part 2 Inside and Outside Stunt System Of Movement Sam, Rover, and Defensive Ends Click here to read part 1 of this article Jam, Pinch, and Tango deal with Ends and Outside Inverts (Sam and Rover). 1. Jam: Both Ends and Inverts execute stunt 2. Jam Weak: Backside End and Rover execute stunt 3. Jam Strong: Callside End and Sam execute stunt 4. ...

Fire and Hot Zone Blitz Packages Out of the 3-3 Defense Tim Randall Defensive Coordinator Clovis High School Coach Randall begins his 3.3 presentation explaining the characteristics of the 3.3 with Hot and Fire Zone Blitzes. Coach provides terms and descriptions he uses to install techniques and responsibilities when incorporating zone blitzes into the 3.3. This presentation provides illustrations and teaching landmarks versus different offensive formations to assist in ...

Defensive Line Calls and Stunts Part 1 Inside and Outside Stunt System Of Movement Sam, Rover, and Defensive Ends Jam, Pinch, and Tango deal with Ends and Outside Inverts (Sam and Rover). 1. Jam: Both Ends and Inverts execute stunt 2. Jam Weak: Backside End and Rover execute stunt 3. Jam Strong: Callside End and Sam execute stunt 4. Pinch: Both Ends and Inverts execute stunt 5. Pinch ...

Odd Stack-6,7,8 Man Pressures William Mitchell Chester High School, SC. Coach Mitchell begins his presentation explaining his Blitzing techniques that he incorporates into his defensive approach starting with the blitz techniques for inside Linebackers followed by the outside Linebackers or over hang players. Coach Mitchell breaks down blitz levels and blitz terminology. This presentation also explains line stunts and calls with combinations ...

Swarm 3-3 Defense David Jacobs Former Assistant at Illinois Coach Jacobs begins his power point presentation by explaining his Defensive philosophy and how their defensive objectives will be accomplished. Coach Explains his swarm squad goals followed by his tackling philosophy that he explains in complete detail. Coach Jacobs explains how he studies offenses which will influence his defensive game plans. ...

SNU Stack 5 Craig Hubbard Southern Nazarene University Coach Hubbard begins his presentation by explaining his personal philosophy followed by his team philosophy and defensive goals. Coach Hubbard explains why he likes the Stack 5 as his defensive approach for multiple reasons. Coach Hubbard explains his tackling drills and coaching points and techniques. This presentation offers multiple illustrations to help ...

Constant Illusion of Pressure Bob Benson Defensive Coordinator Colorado school of Mines Mines 3-5-3: 2-3 Deep Coverages, Constant Illusion of Pressure, and Man Blitzes – Defending the Zone Read Option This Power Point by Coach Benson is excellent for understanding the 3-5-3 and 2 and 3 secondary coverages. Coach Benson shares his defensive goals, defensive philosophy, attacking offensive schemes, tackling techniques, multiple coverages, ...

3-3-5 Pressure and Blitz Packages Blane Tetreault Defensive Coordinator at St. Thomas Coach Tetreault shares his presentation with a power point with an overview of his general rules, coverage adjustments, line stunts, 4, 5 & 6-man pressure schemes, match-up blitzes, audible systems, and his approach to watching film. This presentation offers excellent illustrations to assist in understanding Coach Tetreault defensive approach for ...

Basic Concepts of the 30 Stack Defense James Vint Coach Vint starts his power point presentation explaining the advantages of the 30 Stack followed by defensive priorities, his personnel packages, base alignments using the 30 stack, Pursuit rules, and game planning notes. Coach Vint shares his personal views on priorities and must do with each position involving the 30 Stack. This presentation offers ...

3.5.3 System of Pressure The 30 Stack Defensive scheme is a multiple, disguised, pressure package, designed to put eight or nine in the box by moving the front and creating mismatches with varying alignments that can disrupt blocking assignments causing a negative play for the offense. The system is modular, creating multiple looks while simple to learn. This allows ...

Secondary Play and Coverages Part 4   This is part 3 of a 4 part series on Secondary Play Click here to read Part 1 Cover 5 Orange Depending upon the offensive formation the Outside Inverts are the first to make their adjustments and come off their “Dog” to cover a receiver or running back to their side “man to man”. Cover “5” is a full ...

Secondary Play and Coverages Part 3   This is part 3 of a 4 part series on Secondary Play Click here to read Part 1 Cover 2 Robber Cover “2” Robber puts the safety aligning 3 to 4 yards between and behind the linebackers. First, check release of nearest receiver and mirror the quarterback. Second, drop straight back and help on inside routes. On all ...

Secondary Play and Coverages Part 2   This is part 2 of a 4 part series on Secondary Play Click here to read Part 1 Cover 1 (Red) Cover “1” puts the Free safety in a position too be free to help support the deep ball or support alley play on runs. Both Sam and Rover will have number two receiver to their side. Depending ...

Understanding Secondary Play and Coverages This is part 1 of a 4 part series on Secondary Play The reason for the color code added is the ability for a defense to make adjustments on the field by using colors rather than using the term for the actual coverage. Field Identification: Diving the Field into Drop Zones Field identification is important to understand what ...

Defending the Run in the 3-4 Butch Dimovitz Christian Brothers High School St. Louis, Mo. This presentation by Coach Dimovitz begins by presenting his thoughts on the importance of teaching proper tackling techniques and how coaches must understand the liability of teaching proper techniques. Coach shares how they commit 15 minutes per day on tackling during the summer and early when the in ...

Pass Rush Techniques & Stunts Ron Burton Michigan State / DL Coach This presentation by Coach Burton is an excellent Defensive line video on teaching proper pass rush techniques. Coach gives a step by step progression for teaching pass rush providing actual video from on the field of practice by first teaching the long arm approach. The terminology, practice video and actual ...

Zone Blitzes and Coverages out of the 4-3 Jim Hilvert Head Football Coach Baldwin Wallace This presentation presented by Coach Hilvert is a power point that features why you would consider adding a Zone Blitz approach to a 4-3 Scheme. Coach gives his keys for running zone blitz, teaching, blitz coverage, single Lb’er blitz, and two Lber blitzes. Coach explains the positive and ...

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