Over 5,000 Defensive Drawings? Say What?
By FirstDown PlayBook on Nov 23, 2018

Over 5,000 defensive drawings… Let that sink in for a second…over 5,000 defensive drawings can be accessed on FirstDown PlayBook in the Varsity defensive area alone. Yes, we have a separate youth football defense too. From time to time, FirstDown PlayBook gets accused of overkill when it comes to this section of the playbook but there is definitely a method to our madness.

Before FirstDown PlayBook ever took the first step towards building the Varsity Defense Builder section we spent a lot of time with high school coaches across the country and there was one thing that they said again and again. A defensive section has to have the different adjustments to formations, shifts, Tight End Trades and motions or it is useless to us.

FirstDown PlayBook took that to heart and has painstakingly worked our tails off to be as comprehensive as possible as we have installed this section over the past three to four years. It is important to note that we don’t claim to have all of the answers about how defenses should adjust to the many things that offenses can throw at you but a defensive coach using FirstDown PlayBook can be assured that there is a starting point for any defensive front vs any defensive formation and it is easy to find with the Defense Builder.

Those of you who are already taking advantage of this section understand, as powerful as it is right now, it will be exponentially more powerful when FirstDown PlayBook hands the chalk back to you in January with the Draw and Edit tool. To say that this is going to change the world of football playbooks forever may sound a bit arrogant, but it also sounds a lot like what “they” said when we said we were going to draw up over 5,000 defensive football play drawings.

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FirstDown PlayBook is the only Digital Football PlayBook that gives you access to over thirty five thousand football plays, schemes and technique help all designed by coaches and players with NFL experience. FirstDown Playbook is also the official PlayBook resource of USA Football and Football Canada..

On January 6, 2019 FirstDown PlayBook is going to hand the chalk back to you, the coach. You will finally have the capability of editing our database of plays, which should be pushing 40,000 by then, as well as create your own plays. Want it first and for less? Bang on the football to your left to learn how.


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