Category - DEFENSIVE PLAYBOOK

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...

By Marty Berson Marty Berson has spent chunks of the last 30 years coaching special teams at various levels of high school football in Orange County. He has implemented an option kickoff return scheme that relies on reverses and misdirection to...

By Adam Harvey At Cibolo (Texas) Steele High School, we base out of a press-two coverage. Our checks are sky and cloud to go Cover 3, and we will play Cover 4 and Cover 1. Our Cover 2 Read takes away the things that usually attack Cover 2 like...

By Adam Gaylor Today we are going to talk about 20-personnel run fits. We are going to talk about our 3-4 odd fronts and how we fit it against the run. Base Structure In our odd front, the base we are going to set the front is towards the passing...