How Do You Teach Defensive Adjustments?

By FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 21, 2020

Can you get on the grease board and fit your base defense up against any formation that the offense might throw at you? What about shifts, motions and trades? Do you have those handled?

Your rules are consistent right? You don’t have one rule for this formation and a complete different set of rules if the offense comes out in a different personnel grouping or formation type do you?

If you are wondering what we are talking about it means you have not seen the FirstDown PlayBook Defense section. We take a total of five different defensive fronts and we fit them up against over 25 different formations.

Oh yeah, we do this with five different coverages behind them. Every FirstDown PlayBook Defensive front is drawn up with the following coverages:

Cover 1: Man Free Coverage

Cover 2: Two Deep Safeties-Five Underneath

Cover 3: Middle of the field closed zone with strong or weak Safety roll.

Cover 4: Four deep quarters coverage. Defenders read #2 in the formation.

Cover 6: Quarters to passing strength. 2 Deep coverage on the other side.

Here is a sample PlayGrid to show you what we mean but of course you can create your own off of our templates or from scratch. That’s your call. Our point here today is that being detailed with your defensive adjustments is non-negotiable if you want to be good.

FirstDown PlayBook can help you with that regardless of if you are looking for a reference tool or a teaching tool. Let us help you teach better and in a fraction of the time.

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