Fusing Bracket Coverage & Pressure Concepts in the 3-3 Defense

JOHN RICE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR CANYON SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL MORENO VALLEY, CA (951) 537-9902 zacoach102@aol.com

Pressure Component

• Pressure concepts carry over from base package to eliminate new teaching • We are sending 4, 5, or 6

Coverage Components

• Bracket • Man coverage • Dime Assignment

Bracket Component • Begin teaching in Spring. motion from day 1 . carry on through Summer • Utilize extensively in 7 on 7 during summer • May play “up/back” or “under/over” • Must practice checks vs.

Bracket Technique (in and out) Z Z C C F F Free Safety maintains inside leverage on all routes on the outside of passing tree Corner maintains outside leverage on All routes on the outside of passing tree .

Bracket Technique (in and out) Z 7-8 yds deep F C Free Safety maintains inside leverage on all routes on the outside of passing tree Corner maintains outside leverage on All routes on the outside of passing tree .

1 for each assignment – – – – – Hole (Low Hole) Robber (High Hole) Deep Middle (“Free”) Deep Half (“Deep”) Off Man (covering for blitzing Spur) .Dime ($) Assignment Component • Taught during summer • Work on it during 7 on 7 during the summer • 4 techniques.

eliminating new teaching • Inside press technique (inside/outside bracket) and trail man technique (under/over technique) is taught .Man Coverage Component • May assign press man technique or off man technique • Concept is a carry over from base package.

Bracket-Pressure Schemes • • • • • 1 bracket Duo Dime Lock Vise (Spur or Bandit) Numbers .

From Base Package • 1 bracket package (Free safety & pass defender on one receiver) • “Duo” package .

two will blitz. the remaining backer will play a low hole technique . • Example. then the huddle call would be: • “(blitz) 1 bracket #89) • Of 3 stacked Linebackers.1 Bracket Package (from Base) • Free Safety is in bracket coverage with a defender and a pre-determined receiver.if double coverage is desired on #89.

1 bracket .

Linebacker play in “1 bracket” .

Tiger or Ox Bracketed Player in Play it with in-out the backfield alignment adjustment .“1 Bracket” Formation/Motion Checks Formation/Motion: Check: Trips/Motion to Trips Empty/Motion to Empty Play it Ram or Lion man on #3.

keep inside leverage Bracket #2. inside leverage Pressure . outside leverage Bracket #2. inside leverage Pressure Bracket #2.“Duo” Package S C E N N M F E $ B C Corners Spur Nickel Mike Dime Bandit Free Safety Man on #1. inside leverage Bracket #2.

“Duo” Package • Best when back is in protection or not a significant threat to release into the pass pattern • Effective vs. “Big on Big” (man) protection .

Duo Pressure E N M F Tags: Right Left Field Boundary E E N M F “Indiana Left” E “Indiana Right” E N M F E E N M E “Ohio Left” “Ohio Right” F .

Dime Lock .

.Dime Lock Package • More effective if back is left in protection • Has built in remedies if back releases • If back is frequently releases into pass pattern. we will go to “hang” package.

Dime Lock Switch .

Various Sets S E C L N M E S E C L N M E C B C B $ FS $ Q FS S C $ B E L N M E C C S E L $ N M E B C FS FS .Dime Lock vs.

Dime‟s Assignments in „Dime Lock” Hole E S L C N M E B Hole $ F C .

Dime‟s Assignments in “Dime Lock” Free

E S L C

N M

E

B

C

$

Free/Deep Middle

F

Play: Post, Verticals by #2s

Dime‟s Assignments in “Dime Lock” Deep Half

E S L C

N M

E

B

C

$

Deep Half

Play: Stop-n-go, Smash-Corner, Verticals

F

Dime‟s Assignments in “Dime Lock” Robber

E S L C

N M

E

B

C

$

High Hole/Robber Play: Dig route, mid-level crosses

F

Dime‟s Assignments in “Dime Lock” Adjuster for Blitz E S L C $ N M E B C F .

Dime Lock Tiger (Swap) Hole E S L C N E B M Hole $ F C .

Verticals by #2s .Dime Lock Tiger (Swap) 1 Free E S L C N E B M C $ $ Free/Deep Middle F Play: Post.

Dime Lock Tiger (Swap) “Deep” E S L C N E B M C $ $ Deep Half Play: Stop-n-go. Verticals F . Smash-Corner.

Dime Lock Tiger (Swap) “Robber” E S L C N E B M C $ High Hole/Robber Play: Dig route. mid-level crosses F .

Dime Lock Tiger (Swap) Spur E S L C N E B M C $ F .

Free. Robber.Dime Lock Ox (Swap) Hole. or Spur E S L C N E B M C $ F . Deep.

Dime Lock Cross Plug Hole. or Spur E S L C N E B M C $ F . Free. Deep. Robber.

Dime Lock Spur Cross Plug Hole. Deep. Robber. or Spur E S L C N E B M C $ F . Free.

Dime Lock Red “Hole” E S L C N M E B Hole $ F C .

Deep. or Spur E S L C N M E B Low Hole C $ F .Dime Lock Anchor Free. Robber.

Dime Lock Anchor Robber E S L C N M E B Low Hole High Hole/Robber Coaching Points: Use vs. Multi-leveled crossing routes C $ F .

Robber.Dime Lock Torpedo Hole. Free. or Spur E S L C N M E B Low Hole C $ F . Deep.

Multi-leveled crossing routes C $ F .Dime Lock Torpedo Robber E S L C N M E B Low Hole High Hole/Robber Coaching Points: Use vs.

Free.Dime Lock Cross Plug Hole. or Spur E S L C N E B M F C $ . Robber. Deep.

or Spur F C R E M N B C L E S . Free. Deep. Robber.Dime Lock Zoo Hole.

Dime Lock .Motion vs.

Dime Vise .

Dime Vise Anchor E S L C $ N M E B Low Hole F C .

Dime Vise Torpedo E S L C $ N M E B Low Hole F C .

Dime Vise Tiger (Swap) E S L C $ N E B M F C .

Dime Vise Ox (Swap) E S L C $ N E B M F C .

Dime Vise Red : E S L C $ N M E B Coaching Point: Very High Risk F C .

Dime Vise Cross Plug E S L C $ N E B M F C .

Dime Vise Possible Checks Formation Check #1 Check #2 Check #3 or Motion Trips Empty (3x2) Cover 4 Deep Cover 4 Deep Cover 4 Deep Bracket # 1 Play it.Motion vs. LB to Trips man on #3 Quads $ man on #4 to quads . FS or $ man on #3 Bracket # 1 to vacated side. Spur/Bandit go over on #3: FS or Play it. LB to vacated to Trips side man on #3 Bracket off to Trips side.

the “Hang” strategy is an answer to this offensive strategy. .Q-What if a team starts sending the back into the pass route? Answer-Although it is NOT part of the bracket/pressure package.

Dime “Hang” .

“Hang” Package • Utilized exclusively to defend offensive strategy of releasing back into pass routes • Is a combination coverage – Man coverage with no safety help – Spur and Bandit are flat defenders .

Numbers package .

Numbers Package with Pressure • When double-bracket coverage with pressure is desirable as part of a package • May play single bracket with pressure if desired • When a team places their best receiver at various positions in the offensive formation .

Dime Numbers “11” Anchor E S L C $ N M E B Low Hole F C .

Dime Numbers “12” Anchor E S L C $ N M E B Low Hole F C .

Dime Numbers “11”Torpedo E S L C $ N M E B Low Hole F C .

Dime Numbers “12” Torpedo E S L C $ N M E B Low Hole F C .

Numbers 11 Tiger (Swap) E S L C $ N E B M F C .

Numbers 12 Tiger (Swap) E S L C $ N E B M F C .

Numbers 11 Ox (Swap) E S L C $ N E B M F C .

Numbers 12 Ox (Swap) E S L C $ N E B M F C .

Dime Numbers “11” Red E S L C $ N M E B Coaching Point: Very High Risk F C .

Dime Numbers “12” Red E S L C $ N M E B Coaching Point: Very High Risk F C .

Dime Numbers “11” Cross Plug E S L C $ N E B M F C .

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