Defensive Line Calls and Stunts Part 2

Inside and Outside Stunt System Of Movement Sam, Rover, and Defensive Ends

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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 Weak: Backside End and Rover execute stunt
6. Pinch Strong: Callside End and Sam execute stunt
7. Tango: Both Ends and Inverts execute stunt
8. Tango Weak: Backside End and Rover execute stunt
9. Tango Strong: Callside End and Sam execute stunt

Defense Called: 30 Tight Strong Pinch (Odd) Cover 33

Position Technique
Callside Bandit
6 Technique

Listen for right or left call and then align as a 6 technique. Slip inside aiming at near hip of tackle, you have collapse with run away work off back heels of offensive line.

Callside End
4 Technique
 Callside tackle will slip inside crossing the face of offensive tackle aiming at the near hip of the guard, cross the face of the guard if he blocks out. Collapse with run away.
Backside Nose
0 Technique
 Backside tackle align as a 0 technique or head up on the center. Play gap assignment according to defensive called.
Backside End
5 Technique
 Backside 5 technique has “C” gap responsibility. Split the crotch with inside foot. Wrong arm any trap your side. Run away collapse and play through back door.
Sam
Outside
 Will pressure off the outside edge with no contain responsibilty when cover 5 is attached to the call. Chase with ball away keeping ball on inside shoulder.
Mike
Linebacker
 Align in Callside “A” at a depth of 4 1/2 yards. Key near back yourside, check counter with run away. Play coverage called.
Will
Linebacker
 Align in backside “B” at a depth of 4 1/2 yards. Key near back yourside, check counter with run away. Play coverage called.
Rover
Outside
 Align 3 yards outside the backside tackle if no tight end, align at same depth as the Mike Linebacker. Contain with run to and play coverage called. Contain any trap or kick out.
Callside
Corner
 Play coverage called, you have number one your side. Alignment is dictated by the athletic ability of the receiver and defender.
Free
Safety
 Play cover called, responsibility dictated by coverage and formation.
Backside Corner  Play coverage called, you have number one your side. Alignment is dictated by the athletic ability of the receiver and defender.

 

Defense Called: 31 Tight Weak Pinch Cover 05

Position Technique
Callside End
5 Technique
Listen for right or left call and then align as a wide 9 technique. Contain with run to and chase with run away. With chase technique look for bootleg, reverse, zone cutback. Contain any trap your side.
Callside Bandit
3 Technique
 Callside 3 technique has “B” gap responsibility. Split the crotch with inside foot. Wrong arm any trap your side. Run away collapse and play through back door.
Backside Tackle
1 Technique
 Backside 3 technique has “B” gap responsibility. Split the crotch with inside foot. Wrong arm any trap your side. Run away collapse and play through back door.
Backside End
5 Technique
 Backside 5 technique cross the face of offensive tackle aiming at near hip of guard, ovid making contact with offensive tackle, you have collapse versus run away
Sam
Outside
 Strike play cover called
Mike
Linebacker
 Align in Callside “A” at a depth of 4 1/2 yards. Key near back yourside, check counter with run away. Play coverage called.
Will
Linebacker
 Align in backside “B” at a depth of 4 1/2 yards. Key near back yourside, check counter with run away. Play coverage called.
Rover
Outside
 With Pinch call the Razor comes off the outside edge with no contain responsibility with cover 5 coverage. Razor will keep the play on his inside shoulder, Chase with run away.
Callside
Corner
 Play coverage called, you have number one yourside. Alignment is dictated by the athletic ability of the receiver and defender.
Free
Safety
 Play cover called, responsibility dictated by coverage and formation.
Backside Corner  Play coverage called, you have number one yourside. Alignment is dictated by the athletic ability of the receiver and defender.

 

Defense Called: 31 Wide Pinch Cover 05

Position Technique
Callside Sam
5 Technique
Listen for right or left call and then align as a 7 technique. Contain with run to and chase with run away. With chase technique look for bootleg, reverse, zone cutback. Contain any trap your side
Callside End
3 Technique
 Callside 3 technique has “B” gap responsibility. Split the crotch with inside foot. Wrong arm any trap your side. Run away collapse and play through back door.
Backside Nose
1 Technique
 Backside 1 technique has “A” gap responsibility. Split the crotch of center with inside foot. Wrong arm any trap your side. Run away collapse and play through back door.
Backside End
5 Technique
 Backside 5 technique has “C” gap responsibility. Split the crotch with inside foot. Wrong arm any trap your side. Run away collapse and play through back door.
Bandit
Outside
 Align as a 6i technique with the outside foot splitting the crotch of the tight end, you hace “C” gap responsibility. Key near hip of tackle. Wrong arm any trap to you and chase vs run away. Play coverage called. Play in a 2 point stance.
Mike
Linebacker
 Align in Callside “A” at a depth of 4 1/2 yards. Key near back yourside, check counter with run away. Play coverage called.
Will
Linebacker
 Align in backside “B” at a depth of 4 1/2 yards. Key guarde to near back yourside, check counter with run away. Play coverage called.
Razor
Outside
 With Pinch call the Razor comes off the outside edge with no contain responsibility with cover 5 coverage. Razor will keep the play on his inside shoulder, Chase with run away.
Callside
Corner
 Play coverage called, you have number one yourside. Alignment is dictated by the athletic ability of the receiver and defender.
Free
Safety
 Play cover called, responsibility dictated by coverage and formation.
Backside Corner  Play coverage called, you have number one yourside. Alignment is dictated by the athletic ability of the receiver and defender.

 


Defense Called: 44 Stack Pinch Cover 05

Position Technique
Callside End
4 Technique
Listen for right or left call and then align as a 4 technique. “B” gap rersponsibility with run to and collapse with run away. With collapse technique look for zone cutback. Wrong arm any trap your side.
Callside Tackle
3 Technique
 Callside 3 technique has “B” gap responsibility. Split the crotch with inside foot. Wrong arm any trap your side. Run away collapse and play through back door.
Backside Nose
0 Technique
 Backside 0 technique has weakside “A” gap responsibility. Split the crotch of center with inside foot. Wrong arm any trap your side. Run away collapse and play through back door.
Backside End
4 Technique
 Backside 5 technique has “C” gap responsibility. Split the crotch with inside foot. Wrong arm any trap your side. Run away collapse and play through back door.
Sam
Outside
 Align as a 7 technique with the outside foot splitting the crotch of the tight end, you hace “C” gap responsibility. Key near hip of tackle. Wrong arm any trap to you and chase vs run away. Play coverage called. Play in a 2 point stance.
Mike
Linebacker
 Align in Callside “A” at a depth of 4 1/2 yards. Key near back yourside, check counter with run away. Play coverage called.
Will
Linebacker
 Align in backside “B” at a depth of 4 1/2 yards. Key near back yourside, check counter with run away. Play coverage called.
Rover
Outside
 With Pinch call the Razor comes off the outside edge with no contain
responsibility with cover 5 coverage. Razor will keep the play on his inside shoulder, Chase with run away.
Callside
Corner
 Play coverage called, you have number one yourside. Alignment is dictated by the athletic ability of the receiver and defender.
Free
Safety
 Play cover called, responsibility dictated by coverage and formation.
Backside Corner  Play coverage called, you have number one yourside. Alignment is dictated by the athletic ability of the receiver and defender.


Defense Called: 31 Tango Cover 05

Position Technique
Callside End
6i Technique
Callside end will align according to front called. Slip outside with contain responsibility and chase with ball away.
Callside Bandit
3 Technique
 Callside 3 technique has “B” gap responsibility. Split the crotch with inside foot. Wrong arm any trap your side. Run away collapse and play through back door.
Backside Nose
1 Technique
 Backside 1 technique has “A” gap responsibility. Split the crotch of center with inside foot. Wrong arm any trap your side. Run away collapse and play through back door.
Backside End
5 Technique
 Backside end will align according to front called. Slip outside with contain responsibility and chase with ball away.
Sam
Outside
 Tango puts the Strike working off the back and inside hip of the defensive end. You have collapse with ball away. Must be able to sell the pressure. If #2 receiver removes you from blitz…call “off” to DE.
Mike
Linebacker
 Align in Callside “A” at a depth of 4 1/2 yards. Key near back yourside, check counter with run away. Play coverage called.
Will
Linebacker
 Align in backside “B” gap at a depth of 4 1/2 yards. Key offensive guard to near back yourside, check counter with run away. Play coverage called.
Rover
Outside
 Tango puts the Razor working off the back and inside hip of the defensive end. You have collapse with ball away. Must be able to sell the pressure. If removed a #2 receiver removes you from blitz…call “off” to DE.
Callside
Corner
 Play coverage called, you have number one yourside. Alignment is dictated by the athletic ability of the receiver and defender.
Free
Safety
 Play cover called, responsibility dictated by coverage and formation.
Backside Corner  Play coverage called, you have number one yourside. Alignment is dictated by the athletic ability of the receiver and defender.

 

Defense Called: 31 Tight Tango Cover 05

Position Technique
Callside End
5 Technique
Callside end will align according to front called. Slip outside with contain responsibility and chase with ball away. If tight end blocks down cross his face.
Callside Bandit
3 Technique
 Callside 3 technique has “B” gap responsibility. Split the crotch with inside foot. Wrong arm any trap your side. Run away collapse and play through back door.
Backside Nose
1 Technique
 Backside 1 technique has “A” gap responsibility. Split the crotch of center with inside foot. Wrong arm any trap your side. Run away collapse and play through back door.
Backside End
5 Technique
 Backside end will align according to front called. Slip outside with contain responsibility and chase with ball away. If tight end blocks down cross his face
Sam Outside
7 Technique
 Tango puts the Strike working off the back and inside hip of the defensive end. You have collapse with ball away. Must be able to sell the pressure.
Mike
Linebacker
 Align in Callside “A” at a depth of 4 1/2 yards. Key near back yourside, check counter with run away. Play coverage called.
Will
Linebacker
 Align in backside “B” gap at a depth of 4 1/2 yards. Key offensive guard to near back yourside, check counter with run away. Play coverage called.
Rover
Outside
 Tango puts the Razor working off the back and inside hip of the defensive end. You have collapse with ball away. Must be able to sell the pressure.
Callside
Corner
Play coverage called, you have number one yourside. Alignment is dictated by the athletic ability of the receiver and defender.
Free
Safety
 Play cover called, responsibility dictated by coverage and formation.
Backside Corner  Play coverage called, you have number one yourside. Alignment is dictated by the athletic ability of the receiver and defender.

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 coaching video series. Additionally, he is a nationally sought after speaker on the coaching clinic circuit.

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