defense

Bring Pressure To The Protection Back

Posted on April 28th, 2022

Once you figure out which way the center is turning this pressure to the protection back is easier to arrive at than you might thi...

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Youth Football Green Dog?

Posted on April 10th, 2022

Youth football green dogs are not common. Most coaches do not want to overload their young players but this might be a case for on...

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Solve Linebacker Conflict Of Assignment

Posted on April 4th, 2022

Conflict of assignment is exactly what it says it is. It is when a defensive player has two responsibilities that work against eac...

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4-3 Under Base Defense

Posted on February 19th, 2022

Let’s slow down today to look at FirstDown PlayBook’s 4-3 Under Base defense. Sometimes as football coaches we spit wo...

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This Corner Fire Good No Matter The Hash

Posted on December 22nd, 2021

Regardless of the playing field, no hash is so far away from the boundary that a Corner Fire can't get home to ruin a quarterback'...

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Your Press Box Personnel Coach Is Critical

Posted on October 27th, 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 c...

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Youth Football 5-3 Under Defense

Posted on October 19th, 2021

The FirstDown PlayBook 5-3 Under youth football defense is probably our least understood. Understanding starts with one word...lev...

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Defensive Coaches: Details Matter Too

Posted on October 15th, 2021

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

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Bearcat Red Zone Defense Creates Irish Pick

Posted on October 3rd, 2021

When we first saw this Cincinnati Bearcat red zone defense yesterday, we were pretty sure it was a green dog pressure. Maybe not.....

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Not Too Late For Your Defensive Pressure Package

Posted on October 2nd, 2021

One of the areas that you may still be tweaking week to week with your football team is your defensive pressure package....

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Chargers’ 2 Safeties Give Them Options

Posted on September 27th, 2021

If you are a football coach and started watching the Chargers' 2 safeties yesterday you would be close to the action on almost eve...

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Defensive Football Help That Actually Helps

Posted on August 13th, 2021

We aren't in a contest to have the most Twitter followers. We are in a contest though, to provide you with sound defensive footbal...

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