defense

Backs On The Wall. What’s Your Call?

Posted on March 5th, 2021

The play drawing below is one example of what you will find in the FirstDown PlayBook short yardage and goal line section....

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3-3 Stack Defense Install Begins

Posted on February 6th, 2021

FirstDown PlayBook works hard to tailor our football playbook sections to your needs. So we are going to install a 3-3 Stack defen...

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Bills Disguise Cover 2 For A Pick 6

Posted on December 18th, 2020

NFL defenses can be known for their complexity, however when you go back and look at the tape, sometimes it reveals a very simple ...

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Create Your Pressure Away From Rotation

Posted on December 4th, 2020

This is a base personnel pressure below that we call 3-4 Wig where you are getting your pressure off of the weak side of a 3x1 for...

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Seattle Walk Off Sack Well Designed

Posted on November 27th, 2020

The Seahawks drop eight defenders. They essentially take away the sticks and are still in position to contain Murray if he runs....

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FirstDown PlayBook Spread Beaters Changeups

Posted on November 22nd, 2020

The FirstDown PlayBook "Spread Beaters" section gives you three personnel driven approaches to stopping the spread and plenty of c...

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Rodgers Pick 6? Not Often But It Happens.

Posted on October 20th, 2020

Aaron Rodgers can make a case as one of the best quarterbacks to ever play football. However, he wishes he had this Pick 6 throw b...

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Come On Todd Bowles! That’s A Four Man Rush?

Posted on September 30th, 2020

What the best mad scientists of defense do is freak a quarterback out with the threat of pressure. Once the ball is snapped, howev...

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Get Your Defense Going The Right Way!

Posted on September 26th, 2020

If you are getting hurt to one side or the other, always have a "Rip" or "Liz" call that your linebackers can make to slant that w...

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Sniffing Out A Screen NFL Style

Posted on September 17th, 2020

Take a look at Brian Burns of the Panthers. The first thing to note is how quickly he transitions from a pass rusher to a screen d...

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Detailed Coaching Points You Can Lean On

Posted on September 16th, 2020

Every FirstDown PlayBook play, defense and special teams scheme has detailed coaching points just like the ones you are seeing her...

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Use Varsity Offense To Teach Coverage

Posted on August 24th, 2020

If you are a defensive coach we strongly urge you to use the FirstDown PlayBook Varsity Offense to prepare your players each week...

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