Kellis Cougar Football
Defensive Playbook 2009
• • • • • • • • • • Player Expectations Cornerstones of Kellis Defense Defensive Philosophy Defensive Practice Policies Gaps and Technique Numbering System Receiver Numbering System Formation Strength Positions and Huddle Pursuit/Focal Point Fronts ◦ Texas (4-3) ◦ Florida (4-4) ◦ Georgia (6-2) Coverages ◦ White (Cover 9 Man. 1 or 0 free) ◦ Red (Cover 2) ◦ Blue (Cover 3)
but what you do the rest of the week too. 6. Have FUN! (Football is a GAME. Be Coachable – Understand that all of your coaches are working hard to make you the best player possible and this team the best team possible.John Wooden
Cornerstones of Kellis Defense
1. alignment.Player Expectations
Be a Team Player – Follow all team policies and guidelines. 2. (There is NO room for individuals on this defense. 5. work. girlfriend. Display Honor . and heavy pressure on the quarterback. family. attacking defensive unit based on the following: • Proper stance.) Do everything in your power for the team to win.) have a negative impact on your performance on the field. when will you have time to do it over?” .) Play for EACH OTHER. 7. Know and do YOUR job. Be Mentally Tough – Do not let what is going on in the outside world (school. Be relentless in your EFFORT and PURSUIT. Play UNITED. (Eleven men doing THEIR job creates an unstoppable force. Show Respect – Never talk when a coach is talking and never talk back to a coach.
. this includes school guidelines.) STOP THE RUN! Force the enemy to throw and then punish the QB for that decision. Accept correction and get better from it. etc. 3. enjoy it!)
Kellis Defense will be an unstoppable. Understand that your importance to this team does not only include what you do on Friday nights. 4.“If you don't have time to do it right. Have Pride – Never be last to anything on the field. and reads • Quick and violent shedding of blocks • Relentless pursuit to the ball by all 11 men on the field • Fundamentally sound tackling • Intense desire to punish the ball carrier We also will make use of multiple fronts. coverage disguises. (Eleven brothers as ONE. Work Hard – Don't look back on your high school football career and wonder “what if?” Be Responsible – There are no good excuses for being late to practice or meetings.
If we are not tackling. Encourage and make positive comments. When groups or players are switching in and out. Know the defense called and watch your position as it is played. pursue at full speed to the ball and break down in a good football stance.
. Yell “RUN!” when there is a run read. You will not make this decision for yourself. Do not get on another player when he makes a mistake.Defensive Practice Policies
The following policies are necessary in order to have a good defensive practice and acquire winning habits. Most importantly. If you are injured or sick. Yell “PASS!” when there is a pass read. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Be ON TIME to all practices and meetings. You either get better or worse everyday. Nothing is half speed mentally. (If the meeting starts at 2:45 and you arrive at 2:45. Arrive at least five minutes early to be safe. Work everyday to improve yourself and together we will be an unstoppable DEFENSIVE UNIT. This is the first step in having a successful practice. This is where we get better. you should be paying attention. Do not sit on your helmet. It is impossible for you to maintain. They will be followed everyday on the practice field because you DO play like you practice. Give 100% effort in every practice situation. get better each practice. Yell “OSKIE!” when there is an interception. jog ALL THE WAY to the sideline or to the place your position coach wants you. only the trainer or one of the coaches will determine if you will sit out of practice or go home.) Being in the training room is not an acceptable excuse to miss meetings or practice unless you have been cleared AHEAD OF TIME by Coach Golden or Coach Hogg. Mentally prepare yourself for practice everyday. you are late. Yell “BALL!” when a pass is thrown or if there is a fumble. NEVER WALK ON THE FIELD! When you are not in a drill or a rep.
Gaps and Technique Numbering System
Offensive Line Positions
Center – snaps ball to quarterback Guards – outside C Tackles – outside G Tight End – outside T
A gap – between C and G B gap – between G and T C gap – between T and TE or outside T if no TE D gap – outside TE
Technique Numbering System
0 – head up on C 1 – head on outside shoulder of C 2i – head on inside shoulder of G 2 – head up on G 3 – head on outside shoulder of G 4i – head on inside shoulder of T 4 – head up on T 5 – head on outside shoulder of T 7 – head on inside shoulder of TE 6 – head up on TE 9 – head on outside shade of TE 8 – loose outside of TE
then DEFENSIVE LEFT
. Receivers are numbered starting from the widest player and counting in towards the center. tight ends. TIGHT END 2. If even receivers. then FIELD 4. and running backs).
The run strength of a formation will be called based on the following criteria: 1. then MOST RECEIVERS 3. slot receivers.Receiver Numbering System
A receiver is defined as any player who is eligible to catch a pass (wide receivers. If no TE. wings. If in middle of field.
Once the offense comes out. general of huddle. and break huddle • • • • All players need to know the signals. Once the huddle is broken. the MIKE linebacker and the STRONG safety must continue to check the sideline for additional calls or adjustments. get signal.
. BE POSITIVE. make call. The huddle is not the place for criticism and arguments.Defensive Positions
Anchor – strong-side end Tank – strong-side tackle Nose – weak-side tackle Cougar – weak-side end (¢)
Sam – strong side Mike – middle (colonel of whole defense) Will – weak side
Left Corner Strong Safety ($) (colonel of secondary) K-Safety – free safety Right Corner
M A T W N ¢ L S K R $
Will – about three yards from ball. the SAM linebacker will make the strength call. give down and distance Mike – in front of huddle facing our sideline. yells “HUDDLE!” to set huddle Tank – left of Will Anchor – left of Tank Nose – right of Will Cougar – right of Nose Sam – behind and between Tank and Will K-Safety – behind and between Will and Nose L-Corner – behind and between Anchor and Tank R-Corner – behind and between Nose and Cougar Strong Safety – away from. but facing our sideline.
“4” is always 4i “Inside” call always talks to the 2 technique(s)
5 yards deep) T – 3 or first number in call M – ALPHA strong (A gap. if head up. take inside gap) M – Strong A or B gap (whichever gap T is not lined up in. 31) (Strong/Weak/Bear) Texas 41 (Strong/Weak) Texas 32 (Strong/Weak/Bear) Texas Stack (22) (Weak/Bear) Texas Push (22 Inside) Weak/Bear Texas 13 Weak/Bear
A–6 S – CHARLIE (C gap. take inside gap) W – Weak A or B gap (whichever gap N is not lined up in. if N head up. take outside gap) ¢ – Weak C gap NOTE: M – When “WHIP” called. 4. if T head up.Texas (Base 4-3)
CHECK: Against two TE formations. 4. take outside gap) N – Weak A or B gap (whichever gap lined up in.5 yards deep) ¢–5
A – Strong D gap (unless “SLIDE” then strong C) S – Strong C gap (unless “SLIDE” then strong D) T – Strong A or B gap (whichever gap lined up in. check to OKLAHOMA or GEORGIA • • • • • • Texas (Base.5 yards deep) N – 1 or second number in call W – BRAVO (B gap. then two-gap player: Strong A gap AND Weak B gap
. 4. if head up.
we will SLIDE the LBs S – Split the difference between near receiver and the last man on LOS.g.5 yards deep. 4.5 yards deep) WHIP can also be called in the huddle (e. Texas 13 Weak Slide White) Whip – When there is a slot receiver (or receivers) (#2 and #3) on the weak side.Texas (continued)
Slide – When there is a slot receiver (or receivers) (#2 and #3) on the strong side. 3. responsible for strong D gap M – Move to a 20 alignment (two technique. 4. WHIP OVERRIDES SLIDE Strong Weak A – 7 (Strong C gap) S – DELTA (Strong D gap) A WEAK call is an automatic SLIDE Bear A–9 S–5 A BEAR call is an automatic SLIDE A–9
.g.5 yards deep M – Move to a 00 alignment (zero technique. 3.5 yards deep) W – Move to a 20 alignment A – Responsible for strong C gap SLIDE can also be called in the huddle (e. we will WHIP the LBs W – Split the difference between #2 and EMOL or #2 and #3.5 yards deep) S – Move to a 40 alignment (four technique. 4. Texas 32 Strong Whip Red) If both calls are made on the same play.
the W will split the difference between #2 and EMOL or between #2 and #3.5 yards deep W-9
.5 yards deep When there is a slot receiver (or receivers) (#2 and #3) on the WEAK side. 3. the $ will split the difference between #2 and EMOL or between #2 and #3. 3.Oklahoma (Run Defense 4-4)
• • • • • • • Oklahoma (Base.5 yards deep) A–6 S – BRAVO T – 3 or first number in call M – ALPHA weak N – 1 or second number in call W – DELTA ¢–5
A – Strong D gap S – Strong C and Strong A gaps T – Strong B gap (whichever gap lined up in. 31) (Strong/Weak/Bear) Oklahoma 41 (Strong/Weak) Oklahoma 32 (Strong/Weak/Bear) Oklahoma Stack (22) (Weak/Bear) Oklahoma Push (22 Inside) Weak/Bear Oklahoma 13 Weak/Bear Oklahoma 12 Weak/Bear
$ – DELTA (D gap. if head up. take inside gap) N – Weak A gap M – Strong A and Weak B gap ¢ – Weak C gap W – Weak D gap
• • Heavy When there is a slot receiver (or receivers) (#2 and #3) on the STRONG side. 4.
31) Georgia 21 Inside Georgia 20
S–9 A–5 T – 3 or first number in call $ – Stack (behind DT.Georgia (Goal Line 6-2)
CHECK: Against zero TE formations. check to TEXAS or OKLAHOMA • • • Georgia (Base. 4.5 yards deep) N – 1 or second number in call M – Stack weak ¢–3 W–5
S – Strong D gap A – Strong C gap T – Strong B gap $ – Strong A gap N – Weak A gap M – Strong A gap ¢ – Weak B W – Weak C
split #1 receivers
. two yards outside last man on LOS (10x2) ◦ Two-Receiver Side – 10 yards deep.Coverages
Regardless of coverage. we move to where we need to be.8 yards deep. During the cadence. we line up the same way before the cadence. split #2 and #3 K: Oklahoma – 12 yards deep. stacked behind linebacker ◦ Three-Receiver Side ▪ K – 8 yards deep. split #3 and EMOL ▪ $ . one yard inside man Safeties: Texas: ◦ One-Receiver Side – 10 yards deep.
Secondary Pre-Cadence Alignments
Corners – Four yards deep. split #1 receivers Georgia – Eight yards deep.
#2 ($: “SODA” before snap) S and M . “kick-the-crotch” inside alignment Clinton – Eight yards deep. one yard inside man K – (When FREE) 12 yards deep. middle of field)] EXCEPTION: Mike has BO Strong (#4) against TRIPLE K – FREE or ADJUSTER
Corners: Bump – On LOS.White Bump/Clinton (Man)
Corners . drop to DEEP HOLE (15 yards deep.#1 $ and W . one yard inside man $ – Texas: “SODA” six yards deep. EAGLE distance away from middle of field Others: Covering slot receiver – Move to one yard inside man Covering TE – Move to one yard outside man Covering BO or FREE – No change
.#3 [M: When free.
run with him (CARRY 3) EXCEPTION: Backside of three receivers. man on #1 Against three-receiver sides (TRIX and TRIPLE) adjust all drop landmarks two yards towards the three-receiver side
Corners: BUMP – On LOS. play outside edge of BAND ready to break on #1. check #1 ◦ If #1 runs a shallow route.Texas Red Bump/Clinton
Corners – Read #2 • If #2 goes to the FLAT. if #3 runs to the split. drop to DEEP ¼ over #1 Safeties – Read #2 • If #2 goes to the FLAT. look backside for something coming to you ◦ If #1 goes vertical. “kick-the-crotch” inside alignment CLINTON – Eight yards deep. play the FLAT and be ready for the wheel route • If #2 goes vertical or in. play the FLAT ◦ If #1 goes vertical. drop to DEEP ½ on BAND. check #1 ◦ If #1 goes to the FLAT. be ready for something coming to you • If #2 goes vertical drop to deep ½ on BAND S and W – HOOK drop M – HOLE drop (if you get to the hole and the QB still has the ball. one yard inside man Safeties – Get on band Others – No change
. keep dropping to the DEEP HOLE) Against three receivers.
one yard outside man K – 12 yards deep.Oklahoma Blue (Clinton)
Corners – Deep outside 1/3 K – Middle inside 1/3 (MIT) $ and W – Curl S and M – Seam
Corners: – Eight yards deep. EAGLE distance away from middle of field Others – No change
Against three-receiver sides (TRIX and TRIPLE)
Adjust all drop landmarks two yards towards the three-receiver side BOX Coverage Backside of three receivers. man on #1 Front-side corner – DEEP ¼ K – DEEP ½ to three-receiver side Front-Side OLB ($ or W) – CURL (same as normal) S or Corner Over – SEAM M – If #3 runs to the split. run with him (CARRY 3)