Defensive Coordinator

New! Practice Scripts & Cards Made Easy

Posted on June 8th, 2022

The new FirstDown PlayBook Practice Scripts tool improves how football coaches prepare their practice cards and scripts....

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Peel Pressure Let’s You “Cheat”

Posted on May 7th, 2022

There are details with a peel pressure that must be coached well or you will have the offense's best player with the ball running ...

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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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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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Snake: Sam Strong Safety Pressure

Posted on January 2nd, 2022

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

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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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Football Coaching Carousel Gives Venables A Chance

Posted on December 11th, 2021

We don't get into the coaching carousel very much anymore but we like it when coaches like Brent Venables get a chance....

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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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OSU Steals Texas With Red Zone Tampa 2 Pick 6

Posted on October 17th, 2021

Oklahoma State robbed Texas yesterday on this beautifully executed red zone coverage. We are going to call it a version of red zon...

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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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Offensive Coordinators Suffering Self Inflicted Wounds

Posted on October 8th, 2021

News flash. Defense is not dead. One reason is that defensive coordinators are allowing offensive coordinators to self inflict wou...

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