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Tim Murphy 4-4 Defense

Tim Murphy 4-4 Defense

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The 4-4 Swarm

Presented by Tim Murphy Head Football Coach Clovis East High School www.coachtimmurphy.com

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‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ No plays over 15 yards Give up 7 points or less Give up less than 100 yards rushing Create 3 or more turnovers Minimum of 3 tacklers on the ball

Pro E Head Up 4x4 T B gap N A gap E Head Up L S 5 off G R 4x4 W 5 off G 7-10 x 1-2C C 7-10 x 1-2 F 10-12 x s plit .4-4 Swarm ± Alignment vs.

4-4 Swarm ± Alignment vs. TE Quads E Head Up 4x4 T B gap N A gap E Head Up L S 5 off G R W 5 off G 5 x 0-2 or s plit C 7-10 x 1-2 7-10 x 1-2C F 10-12 x s plit .

Trips E Head Up T B gap N A gap E Head Up 5 x 0-2 or split L R 5 x 0-2 or split S 7x4 W 5 off G C 5 off G C F 10-12 x split 7-10 x 1-2 .4-4 Swarm ± Alignment vs.

4-4 Swarm ± Alignment vs. Quads E 5 x 0-2 or s plit L Head Up or 7 T N E Head Up or 7 Head Up Head Up or 3 or 3 R S 5 off G 5 x 0-2 or s plit W 5 off G 7-10 x 1-2C C 7-10 x 1-2 F 10-12 x s plit .

Swarm4-4 ± Alignment vs. Wing T E 2x2 T N A gap E Head Up L Head Up B gap R 4x4 S C 7-10 x 1-2 5 off G W 5 off G F 8x10 #2 Eligable 7-10 x 1-2C .

Philosophy against the run ³Bounce and Attack´ Overview D-line will bounce Outside backers will contain Corner will ensure contain Inside backers will fill Free safety will fill ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ .

Philosophy against the run Reasons for Bounce Slows down ball carrier Forces him to go horizontal Takes him away from assigned hole Buys time for gang tackling (³Swarm´) to develop Breaks up offense working as a team Frustrates ball carrier ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ .

Philosophy against the run Reasons for Contain Takes the width of the field down from 54 yards to around 5 yards Significantly reduces chances of big play Forces ball carrier back to the teeth of the defense Enables fill players to come aggressively ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ .

Philosophy against the run Reasons for Fillers Inside-out tackles are easier than outside-in Balances the talent differential Promotes big hits Enables us to be position specific Causes turnovers ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ .

Run Defense ± Direct Attack Tos s Stretch Trap Power E L T N E R S C F W C .

Run Defense ± Counter Attack Counter Ins ide Zone E L T N E R S C F W C .

Philosophy against the pass ³Disrupt and Attack´ Overview ‡ D-line will disrupt quarterbacks/tight ends ‡ Backers will disrupt routes of receivers and vision of quarterback ‡ Defensive backs will disrupt all phases of the vertical game .

Straight Drop Back 18 18 No Cover Zone No Cover Zone E L Rally Zone T N E R S C F L W C R 14 Rally Zone 4 9 14 S 19 24 24 W 19 9 4 No Cover Zone 7 12 C No Cover Zone 16 20 F 27 20 16 C 12 7 .Pass Defense .

Disrupt and Attack ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Defensive Line Will get into throwing lanes (especially against the 3-step drop game) Will collapse pocket forcing quarterback to throw off back foot and not follow thru Will not allow the quarterback to roll out Will jam tight ends on any release Will relentlessly attack down field after ball is released .

Pass Defense .Straight Drop Back 18 18 No Cover Zone No Cover Zone E L Rally Zone T N E R S C F L W C R 14 Rally Zone 4 9 14 S 19 24 24 W 19 9 4 No Cover Zone 7 12 C No Cover Zone 16 20 F 27 20 16 C 12 7 .

Disrupt and Attack Linebackers Will drop into throwing lanes Will re-route receivers Will break on quarterbacks near shoulder Will blitz from all areas Will relentlessly attack when ball is released ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ .

Pass Defense .Straight Drop Back 18 18 No Cover Zone No Cover Zone E L Rally Zone T N E R S C F L W C R 14 Rally Zone 4 9 14 S 19 24 24 W 19 9 4 No Cover Zone 7 12 C No Cover Zone 16 20 F 27 20 16 C 12 7 .

knock down or intercept any ball thrown in that area .Disturb and Attack Defensive backs ‡ Will take away all deep routes ‡ Will break on deep intermediate routes (routes 15 yards or more) ‡ On vertical seam routes will make big hits.

Straight Drop Back 18 18 No Cover Zone No Cover Zone E L Rally Zone T N E R S C F L W C R 14 Rally Zone 4 9 14 S 19 24 24 W 19 9 4 No Cover Zone 7 12 C No Cover Zone 16 20 F 27 20 16 C 12 7 .Pass Defense .

Pass Defense .Roll Out 18 18 No Cover Zone No Cover Zone E L Rally Zone T N E R S C F L W 14 19 24 W C R 24 19 14 Rally Zone 4 9 9 4 No Cover Zone 7 No Cover Zone C 12 16 20 F 27 20 16 C 12 7 .

Pass Defense .Roll Out Robber 18 18 No over one No over one E L Rall T N E R one S C F W 24 W C R 24 19 14 Rall one L 4 9 14 F 19 9 7 C 12 16 20 27 20 16 12 7 C ¡ ¡ No over one No over one   ¡ ¡¢   ¡ ¡¢   4   .

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