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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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How Do You Teach Defensive Adjustments?

Posted on August 21st, 2020

Can you get on the board and fit your base defense up against any formation that the offense might throw at you? What about shifts...

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Teachtape Thursday Looks At Jamal Adams

Posted on August 6th, 2020

The calculus was different in the recent trade involving Jamal Adams because he does so much beyond what a traditional safety does...

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Tramon Williams’ Patience Gives Him The Complete Picture

Posted on July 23rd, 2020

Here, Green Bay cornerback Tramon Williams demonstrates patience and discipline to put himself in position to make the play....

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Wisconsin Leaves Few Places For This Ball To Go

Posted on June 26th, 2020

Obviously the Wisconsin staff had done their homework because this defense looked like it was designed specifically for this play....

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Their Slot Is Wearing You Out. How Can You Fix It?

Posted on May 11th, 2020

We have all seen that slot receiver who has wiggle and can just get open in space. Think Wes Welker and Julian Edelman from the Pa...

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Teach Tape Thursday Looks At Press Coverage

Posted on April 9th, 2020

Defenders who can play their assigned man but also play the ball in the air once it is thrown are truly rare players. Here is an e...

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How Would You Defend This Bunch Set?

Posted on March 9th, 2020

How would you coach the three defenders to that side? What would you tell them about their pre-snap alignment? What about after th...

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49ers Count To Five & Cover Them

Posted on January 27th, 2020

The veteran secondary coach pointed out that there are only five eligible receivers and only three directions they can go. They ca...

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