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.

Dramatic Break (Inside & Outside)

Drill Type:  Defensive Back Drill Purpose This defensive back drill works on two types of releases: a dramatic break on the inside, and a dramatic break to the outside. The goal for your defensive back is to maintain a leverage where he’s aiming for the top shoulder of the other player, but he doesn’t want…

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Slant and Hitch Zone Coverage Play

Play Type:   Zone Coverage Purpose Practice timing and route running, two of the finer aspects of the passing game, that are going to help you bring your percentage way up, and your interceptions way down. Setup Put the receivers on opposite sides of the field. Execution On the one side, the receiver will run a…

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Hook and Flat Zone Coverage Play

Play Type:   Zone Coverage Purpose By running a hook on the outside with a slant coming underneath towards the sideline, you are isolating the safety, and forcing him to come up and bite on the hook, leaving the slant uncovered, or sitting back and allowing the completion underneath. Setup Set up a series of garbage…

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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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