coaching defense

Is Tackling A Lost Art? Not For Kyle Fuller.

Posted on July 1st, 2021

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

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Coaching Youth Football Linebacker Fits

Posted on June 21st, 2021

Every formation should tell your linebackers something about their assignments but also it tells them about their alignment....

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Faulkner’s Five Across Is Magic!

Posted on March 9th, 2021

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

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Former FirstDown PlayBook Coach In Today’s Big Game!

Posted on February 7th, 2021

Tampa Bay coach Tim Atkins had a big hand in developing and drawing the FirstDown PlayBook Varsity Defensive section that you coac...

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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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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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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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Man Coverage And Then Some

Posted on June 4th, 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 in...

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Over 57 Different Defensive Pressures At Your Fingertips

Posted on April 18th, 2020

You can find pressures organized by which linebacker(s) is coming. Sam, Mike, Jack and Will linebacker pressures can easily be sor...

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How Would You Adjust To Stop This Run?

Posted on March 30th, 2020

You are the defensive coordinator. The zone read is cutting back to your weak side A gap. What adjustment(s) are you going to make...

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Nickel 33 Wham 3 Fire Zone

Posted on March 1st, 2020

We often think of defensive pressure as a way to get home against the pass, but there are other advantages against the run game....

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Monday Morning QB: How Would You Adjust To This?

Posted on February 24th, 2020

You are playing corners over and leaving the strong safety on the boundary side to defend the run.The offense orbit motions #1 to ...

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