MMI Tigers Defensive Philosophy
Stop the run.
We will mix fronts, movement and coverages in order to confuse and pressure theoffense.
In all situations, defend the inside or middle of the field first.
vs. Run — We will not allow the ball to be run inside — Force ball outside!
vs. Pass — We will not allow the ball to be thrown deep down the middle — Forcequarterback to throw short or outside!
We will be physically and mentally tough.
No opponent will out-hustle our defensive unit. We will relentlessly pursue the ball carrier and gang tackle.
Eliminate mental errors. Each player must be absolutely committed to knowing hisresponsibilities and learning the techniques that will allow him to fulfill his responsibilities.
We will be disciplined. No foolish penalties. No made up personal defensive schemes.
Strong at the line of scrimmage. Defensive tackles will read their keys and maintain their responsibility. DT’s will not be driven off the LOS or allow offensive linemen to blocksecond level defenders.
We will be efficient in red zone and goal line situations.
We will stop the run in these situations even if it takes 11 men in the box and force theoffense to kick field goals.
We will maintain concentration in 3
Adaptability to any situation.
We will have great communications and teamwork. We will work together. There is noroom for heroes.
We will be prepared for sudden changes.
We will create turnovers and score on defense.
Second defender to the ball carrier will tackle the ball. Intense pass rush and tightcoverage will force the QB into making poor decisions.
We will score on defense. After we have caused a fumble we will pick it up and run to theendzone.
Play wide open for 48 minutes
quarter is the moment of truth.
We will give 100% regardless of the score.
We will give 100% until the last play of the last game.In order for a team to be good, really good, they have to first be good on defense. The key to a successfulfootball season lies with one group, the defense. If you as an individual, have decided and dedicated your body and mind, to football, your team, and your coaches, then success can become a reality.Aggressiveness coupled with a burning desire to be the best that you can be, is the foundation on whichwe can build a successful season..