You Have To Give Effort As A Coach Too!
By FirstDown PlayBook on May 19, 2017

Anyone who has coached enough football knows that one of the hardest plays to get your team to put effort into is the Point After Attempt and the Field Goal unit.  There is often a let down after the opponent scores and even when there is a field goal attempt it is often after a long exhausting drive and the opponent is attempting to score.

It’s for this reason that you hear a lot of coaches say things like “This play reveals the effort and discipline of the defense”. This is not inaccurate at all but the the thing that is often not talked about is the effort of the football coach coaching this same play.

That’s right. The same guy who is going to be critical of his unit for not going all out to attempt to block the extra point is often the coach who mails in the game plan for this play each week. In other words there is no attention given to scheme. It’s just line up and try to “out-effort” the other team’s protection unit.

While in no way are we endorsing making this play complicated and giving the players that much more to digest during a game week we do think that if it’s a football play then it’s worth the field goal defense coach doing his due diligence especially when points are at stake on an important play like this!


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