Gambler II – Enter the Dragon

Content by: Steve Calande 1 Presentation by: Matt Finlon

Gap Labeling Nick (Noseguard) Always Counts 4 Men From SAM’S alignment The Snapper is not Always the Center of the Line!

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Wing-T Offense

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Slot Wing-T Offense C E W T N T S E C M F Content by: Steve Calande 4 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Double Tight Wing-T Offense E C W T N T M S C E F Content by: Steve Calande 5 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Double Tight Wing-T Offense “CLAW” Adjustment Use when TE is overpowering Cornerback. Switch DE and CB E C W T N T M S C E F Content by: Steve Calande 6 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Double Wing Offense E C S T N M T W C E F Content by: Steve Calande 7 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Double Wing Offense E C S M T N T F W C E “TOUGH” Call Move Mike over and bring Fred up. Content by: Steve Calande 8 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

(This would be “Fred/Sam Stone”) Could use other pairs such as “End/Sam Stone” Content by: Steve Calande 9 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .Double Wing Offense E C F S T N M T W C E “STONE” Call Move Fred up and doubleteam the TE on the side you think they are running to.

Power I Offense E C S M T N T W C E Content by: Steve Calande 10 Presentation by: Matt Finlon F .

Wishbone Offense E C S M T N T W C E Content by: Steve Calande 11 Presentation by: Matt Finlon F .

Pro-Set Offense C E T N T S E C W M F Content by: Steve Calande 12 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

One Back Set Offense C E T N T S E C W M F Content by: Steve Calande 13 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

“Trips” Offense With Tight End E S T N T E W F C C M Content by: Steve Calande 14 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

“Trips” Offense No Tight End C E T N T E C M S W F Content by: Steve Calande 15 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Spread Offense C E T N T E W C S M F Content by: Steve Calande 16 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Slot Wing-T Offense 2-Back Backfield C E T N T S E C W M F Content by: Steve Calande 17 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Split Back Offense C E T N T S E C W M F Content by: Steve Calande 18 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

I Wing Offense C E T N T S C E W M F Content by: Steve Calande 19 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

“Trips” Offense with Tight End C C W E T N T S E M F Content by: Steve Calande 20 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

“Quads” Offense C C W E F T N T S E M Content by: Steve Calande 21 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Open “Quads” Offense C W S E F T N T E C M Content by: Steve Calande 22 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Double Tight I Offense E S T N T C E C M W F Content by: Steve Calande 23 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Full House Backfield C E T N T M S E W F C Content by: Steve Calande 24 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Double Tight Twins E C T N M T S E C W F Content by: Steve Calande 25 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

End Over This man does not have an eligible number E T W F N T M S C E C Blitz Sam since his man is now ineligible Content by: Steve Calande 26 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Tackle Over This man does have an eligible number E S T M N T C W F E C Content by: Steve Calande 27 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Muddle Huddle E C C W E T N T S F M Content by: Steve Calande 28 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Shotgun Formation “Spy Coverage C S E T N M T E W C DE picks up coverage of back coming out of the backfield. Works well with blitzing Mike. F Content by: Steve Calande 29 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Single Wing Offense E C W T N T S E M F C Content by: Steve Calande 30 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

“NICK Right” Call Wing-T Offense DE Blasts Into Backfield As Hard As He Can Tackle Moves From a 3 Technique to a 1 Technique C E “Will” Steps Up and Assumes More Run Responsibility T W T M S C E N F Nose Guard Moves to Wide 9 Technique Outside DE And Turns Everything Inside Content by: Steve Calande Presentation by: Matt Finlon 31 .

“Nut” Call (weak) Wing-T Offense C E T N T S E C W M F Content by: Steve Calande 32 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

“Bear Call” Wing-T Offense DTs Bear crawl through B gaps. C E T N T S E C W M F Content by: Steve Calande 33 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

C E T N T S C E W M F Content by: Steve Calande 34 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .“Bolt Call” Wing-T Offense DTs get up-field as quick as possible and pass rush.

C E T N T S E C W M F Content by: Steve Calande 35 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .“Bite Call” Wing-T Offense DTs take hard angle to inside.

“Bend Call” Wing-T Offense DTs take inside shoulder of the OT. C E T N T S E C W M F Content by: Steve Calande 36 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

“Laser/Razer Call” Wing-T Offense Laser-Left DE crashes hard. Razer-Right DE crashes hard. C E T N T S C E W M F Content by: Steve Calande 37 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

“HAWK” Call Wing-T Offense C E T T S C E W N M F Content by: Steve Calande 38 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

E T T S C E W M $ F Content by: Steve Calande 39 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .“Victory” Call Wing-T Offense C “Nick” is removed and replaced with another Safety.

Content by: Steve Calande 40 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .“Mike” Call Wing-T Offense C “Mike” Strong Call “Mike”Weak Call E T N T S E W F M C “Nick” and “Mike” go through opposite “A” Gaps.

“Mikey” Call Wing-T Offense C E T N T S E C W M F Content by: Steve Calande 41 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

“Will” Call Wing-T Offense “Nick” and “Will” go through opposite “A” Gaps. C E T N T S C E W “Will” Strong Call “Will” Weak Call M F Content by: Steve Calande 42 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

T N T S C E W F M Content by: Steve Calande 43 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .“Willie” Call Wing-T Offense C E “Will” goes through “C” Gap.

Just before snap “Fred” moves over to pick up coverage of TE. M F Content by: Steve Calande 44 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .“Sam” Call Wing-T Offense C E T N T S C E W ““Sam” goes through “C” Gap.

M F Content by: Steve Calande 45 Presentation by: Matt Finlon . “Mike” picks up coverage of TE.“Samson” Call Wing-T Offense C E T N T S E C W ““Sam” goes through “C” Gap.

M F C Content by: Steve Calande 46 Presentation by: Matt Finlon . Just before snap “Fred” moves over to pick up coverage of TE.“Max” Call Wing-T Offense C E T N T S E W ““Sam” goes through “C” Gap.

“Mix” Call Wing-T Offense C E T N T S E W F M C Content by: Steve Calande 47 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

M F C Content by: Steve Calande 48 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .“Fred” Call Wing-T Offense C E T N T S E W ““Fred” taps “Nick” on side of leg to let him know which side he will be blitzing through.

“Freddy” Call Wing-T Offense C E T N T S C E W ““Fred” blitzes through “C” gap. M F Content by: Steve Calande 49 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

“7-Up” Call Wing-T Offense C E F T N T S C E W M Content by: Steve Calande 50 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Entire line shifts over a gap. “Nick” still has two gap responsibility but on OG. W M Content by: Steve Calande 51 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .“Freak” Call Pro-Set Offense C F E T N T S E C ““Fred” calls “Freak” and moves up to weakside DE position.

“Fire he goes to right. Rushes very aggressively. “Flame” he goes to the left W M Content by: Steve Calande 52 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .“Dragon (fire)” Call Pro-Set Offense C E T N T S F E C ““Fred” moves up and lines up on end of line.

“Mike Gambler” Call Pro-Set Offense C E T M N T S E ““Mike” moves up and assumes “A” gap responsibility as a down lineman next to “Nick” who has the other “A” gap. “Fred” moves up into “Mike’s” previous position. W F C Content by: Steve Calande 53 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

“Switch” Call Pro-Set Offense DE crashes hard into outside shoulder of TE and SAM loops around to the outside. C E T N T S E W M C F Content by: Steve Calande 54 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

“Gambler” Call Two Tight End Offense E S T N F M T W E C C ““Fred” moves up and assumes “A” gap responsibility as a down lineman next to “Nick” Calande who has the other “A”Content gap.by: Steve 55 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

C E T N F T M S E C W Content by: Steve Calande 56 Presentation by: Matt Finlon . Tackles push hard into backfield and try to get to handoff.“Gambler Nuke” Call Fred to A gap opposite Nick. Mike an Will shoot the A gaps. They push center back.

Combos – Dragon/Nick – Multiple Blitzes: Will/Mike. fred takes the te if he releases Freeze: Will is frozen is his spot and free from adjustment responsibilities. Fred is the adjustor Hammer: Fred plays very deep (25 yards). Ice (#): Tells Fred what number to double team or key on.net Content by: Steve Calande 57 Presentation by: Matt Finlon . Sam/Mikey Questions? •Steve Calande: coachcalande@comcast. Fred/Mike.Miscellaneous Calls • • • • • • • Chris: Blitz Right Cornerback Clyde: Blitz Left Cornerback Stay : Sam jams the te but plays run only.

Maintain b gap control.Defensive tackles • Align with inside ear to outside ear of the offensive guard. Content by: Steve Calande 58 Presentation by: Matt Finlon . • Attack the outside shoulder of the guard • Deny jump thru blocks. never allow the guard a clean shot on your linebacker • Deny reach block. Work your hips up-field.never allow the guard to get outside leverage on you.

defeat the trap by squeezing down as you attack the guards outside shoulder. instead follow the guard down the los to the ball carrier. as guard steps down. Content by: Steve Calande 59 Presentation by: Matt Finlon . • Make contact with the guard to prevent an easy double on the nose.Defensive tackles continued • If the guard attempts to pull away. follow that outside shoulder. • Use swim or rip moves to defeat centers attempts to block back for pulling guard. Do not over penetrate. • If you are unblocked.

instant penetration Bear crawl technique.Key drills for defensive tackles • • • • • • • • 5 on 3 drill.low to heels of guard ***emphasize attacking and making contact with the guards outside shoulder! Content by: Steve Calande 60 Presentation by: Matt Finlon . Deny the reach block Deny the jump thru block Squeeze the trap Defeat and split the double team Bolt technique.fight pressure with pressure.

Nose guard “nick” • Align in a 0 technique. Own the line! • In blitz situation. shoot proper gap. • Read the centers block and use arms and hips to cross face to proper gap. Your responsibility is the play side A gap. Never run around the block. you attack the center. • If defeated “die in the hole” don’t get driven back into linebackers Content by: Steve Calande 61 Presentation by: Matt Finlon . • Split the double team by fighting pressure and working hips into the guard. stand him up and play “peek-a-boo” or “hit and hunt” to the ball. • In base call. crowding the ball head up from the center. use swim or rip to defeat centers block.

defeat reach. • Contain drills with des for “nick” stunt Content by: Steve Calande 62 Presentation by: Matt Finlon . Driving low thru the crotch of the center.defeat combo and double team block attempts • Bolt technique. drive and cut blocks • Two on one. • Goal line or “nuke” technique.Key drills for the nose guard • One on one. Work with lbers on blitz calls. instant penetration.

• ALWAYS ATTACK DOWN HILL!!! • KEYS • First identify backfield strength. 4 yards deep. Content by: Steve Calande 63 Presentation by: Matt Finlon . • First step is with fullbacks(near back) first step • Pick up on alarms such as guards pulling away. formation strength. Yell “pull!!!” if this happens.Mike linebacker • ALIGNMENT • Ace/empty sets.head up over center 4 yards deep • deuce/full house setsalign head up over strong tackle.

reverse or trap. Pursuit with eye for cut back. Play over any pullers. 64 Content by: Steve Calande Presentation by: Matt Finlon .Mike linebacker reactions • If the near back attacks the los. keep outside leverage and drive him into the runners path. tackle him. If he is a blocker. blow him up. • If you read flow to. check thru near a gap for possible counter. attack through the first open window. play under the second puller. If there are two pullers. as you step with fullback. If he is a ball carrier. attack him and meet him in the backfield. Do not hesitate! Get psycho! • If you read flow away.

Never allow a potential receiver to cross your face. Content by: Steve Calande Presentation by: Matt Finlon . • If it appears that your near back is pass blocking. • Never take a hit. That’s a linebackers rule.Mike linebacker reactions contd • Your pass responsibility is “first back out to your side”…the backs can and often do cross. only dish them out. Be prepared for it. rush the passer! • Be sure to be in on every tackle. knock him down. • Every play is an opportunity to be more hated than 65 the last.

• Key thru the near guard to the near back. head up on the weak side offensive tackle. drop him for a loss. • If he is the runner.Will linebacker • You are the adjustor. attack him. • Your base alignment. You must respond to any uncovered receivers in an ace set. versus two or three back sets is 4 yards deep. If he is a blocker. drive him into the runners lane while maintaining outside leverage. blow him up. • If the near back attacks the los. Content by: Steve Calande 66 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Never allow a potential receiver to cross your face. play under the pullers. Content by: Steve Calande 67 Presentation by: Matt Finlon . Be prepared as backs often cross. If you get flow away. • If you get flow to. play over any pullers.Will linebacker continued • Key the fullback or near backs first step. • Your pass responsibility is “first back out to your side”. Knock him down. If you get a “flow away” read. then check thru the near a gap for possible counter and pursuit with an eye for the cutback.

• Never take a hit. just dish them out! • Always attack DOWN HILL!!! • If you are matched up with a receiver use bump and run techniques and be physical! Content by: Steve Calande 68 Presentation by: Matt Finlon . • Be sure to be in on every tackle.Will linebacker continued • If your near back appears to be pass blocking then rush the passer. That’s a linebackers rule • Every play is an opportunity to be more hated than the last.

you will play in multiple alignments. You will play no deeper than 6 yards. 69 Content by: Steve Calande Presentation by: Matt Finlon . • 10 yards deep versus two wr sets • 8 yards deep versus one wr sets • 6 yards deep versus 0 wr sets • Shade over the weak side guard. • In a “tough” alignment. you are a linebacker.Fred (free safety/free backer) • You are the rover. • Your base alignment is. That’s a linebackers rule. You will be in on every tackle.

• If you read that the qb has handed off. You will shuffle toward the flow. You key the ball. 70 Content by: Steve Calande Presentation by: Matt Finlon .Fred continued • You will not backpedal at the snap. If you read that the qb has bootlegged attack him full bore with the intention of forcing a fumble with a fierce collision. make sure you are a difference maker. run into the play with the intention of forcing a fumble with a fierce collision. • When given an opportunity to blitz. Blow up everything in your path and be in on every tackle.

Always redirect outside and down the los. Hands are up and ready to strike the te in the sternum. Each play is an opportunity to be more hated than the last. outside foot back at approximately a 30 degree angle. • Deny the te a free release and never allow an inside release. Content by: Steve Calande 71 Presentation by: Matt Finlon .“roger”=right. • Align with outside foot splitting the crotch of the te. “louie” = left.Sam (7 tech lber) • Declare formation strength. Feet staggered with inside foot up. The stud te is the strong side te.

You are the terminator. Fight pressure with pressure. • If the te attempts to go out for a pass. You are the reason we run this defense. delay his route and cover him man to man. • When given the opportunity to blitz. Destroy all blockers between you and the ball.Sam lber continued • You play with “inside arm free”. Content by: Steve Calande 72 Presentation by: Matt Finlon . do so with an appetite for destruction. Be the nastiest player on the field. Never be scooped or driven out of the c gap.

Chris and Clyde (corners)
• Align, inside shade on the #1 receiver to your side. In the event that sam chooses to cover the only receiver on your side, then you must apply the corner over rule unless there is a “full” call by the mike backer. Remember, 5 guys have to cover 5 guys. You always have a man. • Stance is designed to deny the inside release. Ignore outside fakes and prepare to jam and ride all inside routes. Deny inside release and redirect outside and down the los. If your receiver is going deep, play inside trail technique.

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Corners continued
• If your man runs a pass pattern, smack him, force his route to the outside, play inside trail technique, focus on his eyes and hands. Use your hand to break up the pass by separating his hands.keep your outside arm free to make the tackle. • If your man blocks or attempts to run you off. Quickly find the ball, and leverage it back to the inside. Do not, ever, allow the sideline to the ball carrier. • If you read crack back block, you must quickly alert the de, then assume force role. Become a big74 hitter! Replace a down blocking wing!

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Defensive ends
• Align with inside foot up- 1.5 to 2 yards outside of the tackle or te to your side. • Be instantly aware of any flanking offensive player (ie, wing or wr with a small split) • Be instantly aware of any potential crack back block • Key the near foot of the near back. If he steps laterally prepare for sweep, if he steps toward the line, prepare for kickout. • Always force the ball, keep the ball to your inside, 75 maintain outside leverage on blockers.

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Defensive ends continued • Getting a great take off is VERY IMPORTANT. you are reading the play and attacking the ball on your first two steps. • Be in on every tackle. Watch the ball from the corner of your eye and take off with a burst into the backfield. Make plays that other players can only dream about. Use the dip and rip move to maintain proper position and defeat the blocker. Get to the ball!!! • Always cross the face of any blocker. never allow a blocker to get his head to your outside shoulder and arm.never rest! 76 Content by: Steve Calande Presentation by: Matt Finlon .

Be prepared to make a quick move inside on the counter or a quick move upfield to stop the qb on a keeper. smash the qb. Be a wreaking ball! • If qb shows option. Never allow the qb outside of you. slow play it.Defensive ends continued • When both backs go away. Keep them upfield. never show your numbers to the inside of a formation. you must assume it’s a bootleg or reverse or counter. Be alert for pullers! • Do not bite inside. Never be blown out. on crash call. 77 Content by: Steve Calande Presentation by: Matt Finlon . • Squeeze down on all counters and off tackle runs.

align with outside foot up. Attack and neutralize his attempts to block you before making your way into the backfield. tackle all inside runs or plays to the other side for a loss. Content by: Steve Calande 78 Presentation by: Matt Finlon . align with inside foot up. refuse to be kicked out.Defensive ends continued • In a crash call. attack the area directly behind the te or t to your side. angled at the inside shoulder of the te. Get a good shot on the te. • In a “claw” call. angle in toward the fullback. do not over penetrate.

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