The Crimson Tide ran this defensive play against the University of Tennessee during their matchup several seasons back, and it resulted in a sack and forced fumble.
Learning to tackle properly in the correct situations helps defensive players make the right decisions quickly and effectively.
Today’s passing offenses are getting tougher to defend by the game. Here’s an in-depth look (with diagrams and teaching points) at how one team utilizes quarters coverage, combined with clearly defined set of secondary reads and keys, to help defend the front side against Pro-Set, Twins and Trips Formations.
At UW-Platteville, we play a 3-4/4-3 Hybrid Defense, meaning that we are able to play both looks without changing any personnel. Our fourth Defensive Lineman in our 4-3 Package becomes the Will Outside Linebacker in our 3-4 look. This hybrid defense offers us a lot of flexibility in terms of our play calling, while providing all of the benefits of both systems.
Tom Coughlin’s New York Giants, in their two Super Bowl runs, scored post-season wins over the Green Bay’s and New England’s of the world, and provided defensive coaches with a beacon of hope that all is not lost for defense in the modern era. So what is the future Hall-of-Fame coach’s magic formula for defensive success? Heavy defensive pressure.
All players, whether they are offense, defense or special teams, need to be taught how to recover a fumble because the football may be jarred loose during any phase of the game.
This defense is called when the position of the ball and game circumstances make it unlikely that the kicking team will truly kick.
When Gary Patterson was defensive coordinator at New Mexico, his team ran a 4-2-5 defense. In the following article, Patterson describes why they ran this defense at New Mexico. To hear more from Patterson, attend the General Session on Tuesday at 4:10 pm in KICC Exhibit Halls 1AB.
“Under Tan” was a call in Louisville’s base personnel package (4-3) that former head coach Charlie Strong ran until the end of the 2013 season, when he became the head coach at the University of Texas. This package allowed the Cardinals to load the box with eight players while playing man-to-man coverage with low-hole help at the linebacker level and free safety help in the deep middle of the field.
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