Category Archives: Defensive Plays

Defensive football plays are the foundation of any successful team. Offense can come and go, your quarterback can have an off day, or the weather might make your execution shaky at best. Defense can be a consistent competitive advantage for your team and if select the appropriate strategy and execute it effectively.

4-3 Defense – Freeky Fire Zone Blitz

Play Type: Zone Blitz Setup An exotic blitz that will expose all but the most disciplined offensive lines. Effective on all passing downs.   Execution For this play the defense will come out in their cover 1 alignment, with the strong safety up in the box, and the free safety back deep in centerfield. Defensive…

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3-4 Defense – Cover 4 Zone

Play Type: Zone Coverage Setup When the offense is looking to complete a deep pass – 3rd and long, or at the end of a half or the game – this is a fantastic playcall. While it leaves the underneath routes open, with all four members of the secondary back, it’s very difficult for the…

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2 Killer Drills to Improve Pass Blocking Skills

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2 Drills to Improve Pass Blocking Skills In today’s video blog post, we are talking about 2 great drills to improve your pass blocking skills – the “3 Point Mirror Drill” and the “Beat ‘Em Drill”. These drills work on moving laterally and not leaning the body, while reinforcing the lockout, the punch, the timing,…

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Video: Defensive Blitz Packages

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During this video, you’re going to learn about a few football plays that utilize blitzes. Here are some highlights of what you’ll see in the video: SMash Blitz – Sam & Mike With this football play, we’re playing cover one behind it because we’re expecting something to develop quickly. Our quarterbacks will press the receivers…

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Video: Defending the Wing-T-Concepts and Strategies

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The above youth football video discusses the main philosophy and various concepts when approaching how to defend against a wing-T team. Here are the  main points: The main philosophy is to be an attacking defense—to get upfield and disrupt what’s going on with the offensive side. As a youth football coach, you then want to…

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