coaching defense

3 Reasons To Use Jam Technique On Receivers

3 Reasons To Use Jam Technique On Receivers

by FirstDown PlayBook on May 10, 2022

Once your defensive backs use the jam technique and it disrupts a release or two, you will see the receiver frustration start setting in....

Got A Nose? 5-3 Youth Football Defense

Got A Nose? 5-3 Youth Football Defense

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 21, 2022

Lining your best player up as close to the ball as possible and with a 2 way go in a youth football 5-3 defense is probably a good thought....

Snake: Sam Strong Safety Pressure

Snake: Sam Strong Safety Pressure

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 2, 2022

The FirstDown PlayBook Sam Strong Safety Zone Dog pressure is jut one example of how we pump your playbook full of defensive pressures....

Your Press Box Personnel Coach Is Critical

Your Press Box Personnel Coach Is Critical

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 27, 2021

Nick Saban goes ballistic. Belichick makes a note to chew someone's rear. Who are they mad at? The press box personnel coach of course....

Defensive Coaches: Details Matter Too

Defensive Coaches: Details Matter Too

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 15, 2021

There is no earthly explanation of why defensive coaches would teach players from the offensive side of the ball....

3 Reasons Pursuit Drill Should Be Your First Drill

3 Reasons Pursuit Drill Should Be Your First Drill

by FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 1, 2021

Here are three reasons that the very first defensive drill you should run with your defense should be the pursuit drill. ...

Kyle Fuller Says Tackling Is Not A Lost Art

Kyle Fuller Says Tackling Is Not A Lost Art

by will.cinelli on Jul 1, 2021

Fuller elects to go low here, driving his shoulder through the thigh of the runner while his arm wraps the inside leg....

Faulkner’s Five Across Is Magic!

Faulkner’s Five Across Is Magic!

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 9, 2021

Faulkner is playing five across the backend. The other six players are showing an odd front with the possibility of six man pressure....

Steelers’ Rat In The Hole Bites Mayfield

Steelers’ Rat In The Hole Bites Mayfield

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 21, 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 eyes. ...

How Do You Teach Defensive Adjustments?

How Do You Teach Defensive Adjustments?

by FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 21, 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, motions and trades?...

Wisconsin Leaves Few Places For This Ball To Go

Wisconsin Leaves Few Places For This Ball To Go

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 26, 2020

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

Man Coverage And Then Some

Man Coverage And Then Some

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 4, 2020

This week we look at Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard. Aligned in Press, he patiently waits for the WR to show his hand with the inside speed release....