Denny Marcin - New York Jets Consultant
Bear, Under and Over Fronts and Stunts
from Jets Consultant Denny Marcin. Coach Marcin presents his philosophy on running a High School defense - what would he use if he werecoaching there today. He describes the Under and Bear fronts in great detail. From the Harrisburg Glazier Clinic in 2009.
Using Different Fronts in your Defense
Decide how much additional teaching it involves to add a new front.
Everything starts with your base front.
Certain fronts will aid you in your pass rush.
Certain fronts allow you to use different people.
Certain fronts allow you to play the Option, or special offenses.
Building Your Zone Stunts
Put your personnel down on paper. Start with your base front.2.
List the strengths and weaknesses of each player.3.
All of their players have a name for the position they line up in (Alignment). Forexample, a 5-Tech is a FIN. Don't spend forever coming up with those names though.4.
You can individualize each player, or name groups for several actions. An example of agroup is "Slant" in which the defensive line slants strong.5.
Use stunts according to your scouting report.
The Under Front: What I Would Use if I Coached in HighSchool
The Under front is the front to use in High School Football, according to coach Marcin. Decidethe type of personnel you want first, though. The Left End and the Mike Backer need to be goodin this front. You can flop your players, or play Left and Right. If you decide to play them Leftand Right, then coach them that way. In High School and even college, Coach Marcin