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Brandon Staley & Rams Defense Shines Again!

Posted on January 12th, 2021

We worked with Brandon Staley. He is truly one of the good guys and good football coaches in the league and likely destined to be ...

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FirstDown PlayBook Coverage Beaters: Cover 2

Posted on December 21st, 2020

FirstDown PlayBook’s Cover 2 is your traditional two deep safeties with five underneath defenders and everyone is playing zone....

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Bills Disguise Cover 2 For A Pick 6

Posted on December 18th, 2020

NFL defenses can be known for their complexity, however when you go back and look at the tape, sometimes it reveals a very simple ...

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FirstDown PlayBook Coverage Beaters: Cover 1

Posted on December 12th, 2020

The FirstDown PlayBook Coverage Beaters is a section where an offensive coach can go to find effective passing game plays to attac...

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Seattle Walk Off Sack Well Designed

Posted on November 27th, 2020

The Seahawks drop eight defenders. They essentially take away the sticks and are still in position to contain Murray if he runs....

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FirstDown PlayBook “Invert” Coverage Explained

Posted on November 8th, 2020

Invert coverage allows you to predetermine that a safety or both safeties will drop down in the box on the snap of the ball. ...

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All 22 Tuesday Looks At 5’9 vs 6’5: Technique Matters

Posted on November 3rd, 2020

Defensive backs are coached too. All things being equal, technique can make the difference. That's even if equal means 6'5 vs 5'9....

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Diagnose. React. Tackle. Corner Play At Its Best.

Posted on October 22nd, 2020

Once Jaire Alexander has made the diagnosis, his reaction is almost instantaneous. There is no hesitation or false step. This is w...

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Steelers’ Rat In The Hole Bites Mayfield

Posted on October 21st, 2020

Fitzpatrick dropped down to play the "rat in the hole". This allowed him to play the short middle of the field and read Mayfield's...

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The Scouting Academy Looks At Sideline To Sideline Range

Posted on October 15th, 2020

Jessie Bates III is playing a middle-of-field safety. The Jags are going to throw a sideline vertical here but Bates shows tremend...

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FirstDown PlayBook 2 Man Coverage

Posted on September 27th, 2020

We think 2 man is one of the best pass defenses you can play. The rules are very simple and 2 man coverage can be played with any ...

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Use Varsity Offense To Teach Coverage

Posted on August 24th, 2020

If you are a defensive coach we strongly urge you to use the FirstDown PlayBook Varsity Offense to prepare your players each week...

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