Category - DEFENSIVE PLAYBOOK

By Aaron Nowell, Midway High (Texas) Defensive Line Coach                                                    We run a 3-4 defense here at Midway and predominantly line up in a 5, Shade and 4i. We...

By Clayton Cason Man Man coverage is exactly as it sounds. Each defender has a designated man across the entire field. Vision is on the man the defender is covering, typically in his hip pocket. Example – The Corner has the most outside receiver...

By Clayton Carson Background/History In 1994 when Nick Saban and Bill Belichick were with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, they led Cleveland to its last playoff victory. However, following three losses in one Season to the Pittsburgh Steelers, they...

By Dan Guttenplan Mike Tyson made famous the quote, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” While he was speaking about boxing, the same can be said for football. A perfect game plan is only perfect until you give up a first...

By Jerry Gordon Football is about momentum, and nothing changes momentum within a game like a successful goal line stand. This defense is called Goal Line Cover 4 and should only be played when the offense presents two tight ends and a minimum of...

By Jerry Gordon Zone blitzes from the under front have three things in common: There will be five rushers. There will be three underneath players, two seam/curl/flat defenders and one No. 3 control defender. There will be three deep players. The...

By Mike Pettine Today we are here to talk about different looks out of the double mug package. As defensive coaches, we are always looking for ways to line up that are simple for us and difficult on the offense. We know that threatening both A-gaps...

By Steve Specht Today we are going to talk about identifying a key receiver and how you can isolate to take that receiver out of the game. At Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier High School, we see a lot of spread offenses. Every time we see spread...