Lesson 6: So What’s An A Gap Coach?

By FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 21, 2016

“The Nose Tackle has two gap responsibility when they play that defense.” “The Running Back did a great job of stepping up into the A gap to pick up the blitzing Linebacker.” Watch almost any football game and you will hear the announcers talk about this word “Gap” that seems to be very important to both the offense and the defense. So just what is a gap? How many of them are there and why are they so important on every football play?

Coaches Mike Singletary and Jen Welter are going to coach you up from the ground up today to clear up exactly what a “Gap” is in the game of football and why knowing this will help you understand the game of football and enjoy it even more than you do now!