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Playing
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5 Defense
5 Defense
Lee
Lee
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Davis High School
Davis High School
Confederate Football
Confederate Football
Jason Meade
Head Football Coach
Lee-Davis High School
meade@leedavisfootball.com
804.513.2460
www.leedavisfootball.com
Chuck Noll
Chuck Noll
Head Coach Head Coach
Pittsburg Steelers Pittsburg Steelers
1969 1969 - - 1991 1991
If you want to win, do the ordinary
If you want to win, do the ordinary
things better than anyone else does
things better than anyone else does


day in and day out. We
day in and day out. We


re not going to
re not going to
fool people or outscheme them. We
fool people or outscheme them. We


re
re
just going to out play them. Because
just going to out play them. Because
we
we


ll know what we
ll know what we


re doing. When we
re doing. When we
get into a critical situation, we won
get into a critical situation, we won


t
t
have to think. We
have to think. We


ll play fast and
ll play fast and
fundamentally sound.
fundamentally sound.
BUILD
BUILD
The deeper the foundation, the stronger
the individual
– This applies to life, academics, and football
The goal is for each player to be at his
best on the final play of his football
career
– We will build on each rep, drill, practice, and
game
– Constant improvement
BUILD
BUILD
The product of our profession is
BUILDING successful lives
The byproduct of our profession is
winning football games
– The little things make this possible
Our role as coaches is to take our
players to a level that was not possible
for them to achieve on their own
Team Defense
Team Defense
Desire – Relentless pursuit
Team Defense
Know your role, understand your fits
Control what you can control
Defensive Standards:
1. Intelligent
2. Hostile
3. Tough
4. Relentless
Pack Mentality – Takeaways
Spill Everything – Great Angles (Inside out)
4
4
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-
2
2
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-
5
5
Started as an answer to two TE formations
Allowed us to be balanced
Allows us to be multiple
Even Front
Under Front
Odd Front
Allows us to get 9 players involved in the run
game
Our #1 Goal is to stop the Run
Allowed up to keeps thing simple
4
4
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-
2
2
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-
5
5
STOP THE RUN
We always work to get both Inside
Linebackers on the playside
– B Gap and a Free Hitter
– Run to daylight
We always want to force the pass deep
and outside
– Corners play with inside leverage
Principles of Pursuit
Principles of Pursuit
Accountability
– We will be accountable to each other. All members of the defensive team will
develop tremendous pride in the great effort that they give on every play.
Respect
– Intense effort will bring about a sense of respect and accomplishment from
within. This will create a bond between you and your teammates that is built
on mutual respect, and these feelings will permeate through our defensive
unit.
Aggressive attitude
– There is no question that intense effort leads to an aggressive style of play.
We will take tremendous pride in swarming to the football. This will have an
intimidating effect on the ball carrier. Nothing is more demoralizing to a ball
carrier than having to un-pile from under five defenders after every play, with
the other six defenders forming a wall around him.
Confidence
– The blend of accountability, respect, and aggressive play will lead to a strong
synergy within our defense. The combination of these qualities will lead to
success and with success comes confidence.
Base Package
Base Package
Fronts
– Base – 4-2-5
– Under – Under Front
– Stack – 3-3 Stack
Tags
– G
– X
– Wide
– UP
Stunts and Blitzes
Coverages
– Cover 3
– Robber
– Cover 4 / Double Robber
– Cover 1 / 0
– Cover 3 Roll (Strong)
Disguises
– Buzz
– Sugar
– Prowl
– Move
BB
Gaps
Gaps
Q
Y
A B
A
C D A B C D
“Lucky” Call
Techniques
Techniques
Q
T G
1
B
A
0
2
2i 3
4
4i 5
G
2
3 2i
T
4
5 4i
Y
6
9 6i
Y
6
6i 9
1
Communication
Communication
There is no huddle
Everyone looks for the signals
– Mike may echo the call to the front
Moving away from this practice
– Dog will give the Down and Distance
Stud will make a “RODGER” or “LUCKY” call
The strength is determined by the TE
If there is no TE, then to the side with the most recievers
If it is balanced, usually a “LUCKY” call
– Strength may be based on the back
There is no separate passing-strength call
Base
Base
Base
Base
A
B
Q
X
Z
Y
E
T N A
C
C
D
J R
M S
6i 2i 2i 5
1x7
3x3
30
30
8-10
4x3
1x7
“Lucky” Call
vs. Pro
Base Responsiblities
Base Responsiblities
End and Axe
– 6i or 5, C Gap, Chase into
the line, Dive, O/S Rush
lane - Contain pass rusher
– Axe may cock
Stud and Mike
– 30, toes at 4, B Gap, Free
Hitter, QB, Based on
Coverage
Dog
– 7-8 yards deep
Tackle and Nasty
– 2i, A Gap, Chase into the
line, Dive, I/S Rush lane
Jack and Rover
– 3x3 or 4x3, Force Player,
Fold for Cutback-Boot-
Reverse, Pitch
Corner
– 1x7, inside
Depth depends on ability
Base
Base
A
B
Q
X
Z
Y
E
T N A
C
C
D
J R
M S
C A A C
D
Force
B B
Alley
“Lucky” Call
vs. Pro
D
Force
Secondary
Force
Secondary
Force
Base
Base
A
H
Q
X
Z
Y
E
T N A
C
C
D
J R
M S
5 2i 2i 5
1x7
3 x Apex
30
30
10
3 x Apex
1x7
“Lucky” Call
vs. Spread
Base
Base
3
3
vs Option
vs Option
Base responsibilities:
– Tackle and Nasty – Dive
– End and Axe – Dive (Spill everything)
– Stud and Mike – QB
– Jack and Rover – Pitch
– Dog – QB to Pitch, Fit-in
– Corners – Secondary/Late Pitch
Responsibilities change with the coverage
Base
Base
3
3
A
B
Q
X
Z
Y
E
T N A
C
C
D
J R
M S
“Lucky” Call
Run Fits and Pursuit Angles
Deep
Pursuit
Angle
Secondary
Force
Force
Alley
Base
Base
G
G
A
B
Q
X
Z
Y
E
T N A
C
C
D
J R
M S
6i 2i 2i 5
1x7
3x3
30
30
8-10
3x4
1x7
“Lucky” Call
3
Base
Base
X
X
A
B
Q
X
Z
Y
E
T N A
D
J R
M S
6i 2i 2i 5
3x3
30
30
8-10
3x4
“Lucky” Call
3
C
C 1x7
1x7
Base
Base
Wide
Wide
A
B
Q
X
Z
Y
E
T N A
D
J R
M S
6i 2i 2i 5
3x3
30
30
8-10
3x4
“Lucky” Call
3 3
C
C 1x7
1x7
Under
Under
Under
Under
A
B
Q
X
Z
Y
E
T N A
C
C
J
M
S
5 3 1
Loose
5
1x7
30
20
1x7
“Lucky” Call
vs. Pro
R
4x3
9
D
8-10
Under
Under
A
B
Q
X
Z
Y
E
T N A
C
C
J
M
S
5 3 1
Loose
5
1x7
30
20
1x7
“Lucky” Call
vs. 3R
R
4x3
D
8-10
3 x Apex
Stack
Stack
A
B
Q
X
Z
Y
E
B
N A
C
C
D
J R
M
S
5 0
00
5
1x7
3 x Apex
40 40
10
3 x Apex
1x7
“Lucky” Call
vs. Spread
Blitzes
Blitzes
COMMUNICATION IS KEY
Practice versus cans and bags
Teach the linebackers to blitz a 1/3 of a
man
Dip and Rip
Body Positon
Run mostly with 3 (Cover 3)
Base
Base
Stud
Stud
3
3
A
B
Q
Y
E T N A
C
C
D
J R
M S
1/3
1/3
1/3
C/F
C/F
Hook
“Stud”
“Lucky” Call
X
Z
Base
Base
Mike
Mike
3
3
A
B
Q
Y
E T N A
C
C
D
J R
M S
1/3
1/3
1/3
C/F
C/F
Hook
“Mike”
“Lucky” Call
X
Z
Base
Base
Sam
Sam
3
3
A
B
Q
Y
E T N A
C
C
D
J R
M S
1/3
1/3
1/3
C/F
C/F
“Stud” “Mike”
“Lucky” Call
X
Z
Base
Base
Guts
Guts
3
3
A
B
Q
Y
E T A
C
C
D
J R
S
1/3
1/3
1/3
C/F
C/F
“Guts”
N
M
“Guts”
“Lucky” Call
X
Z
1
st
2
nd
Base
Base
Jack
Jack
3
3
A
B
Q
Y
E T N A
C
C
D
J R
M S
1/3
1/3
1/3
C/F
H/C
H/C
“Jack”
“Lucky” Call
X
Z
“Jack” “Bump”
Back
Base
Base
Jack
Jack
Man
Man
A
B
Q
Y
E T N A
C
C
D
R
M S
J
#1 Str
#1 Wk
#2 Wk
Communicate
#2 Str
“Go” Back
“Bump”
“Lucky” Call
X
Z
Base
Base
Rover
Rover
3
3
A
B
Q
Y
E T N A
C
C
D
J R
M S
1/3
1/3
1/3
C/F
H/C
H/C
“Rover”
“Lucky” Call
X
Z
Base
Base
Junior
Junior
Man
Man
A
B
Q
Y
E T N A
C
C
D
R
M S
Blitzes
“Rover”
J
“Jack”
Share Backs
#1 Str
#1 Wk
#2 Str
Communicate
“Lucky” Call
X
Z
Base
Base
Jessie
Jessie
Man
Man
A
B
Q
Y
E T N A
C
C
D
R
M S
J
#1 Str
#1 Wk
#2 Wk
Communicate
#2 Str
“Jack”
“Stud” Back
“Lucky” Call
X
Z
Base
Base
Rambo
Rambo
Man
Man
A
B
Q
Y
E T N A
C
C
D
R
M S
J
#1 Str
#1 Wk
#2 Str
Communicate
#2 Wk
“Rover”
“Mike” Back
“Lucky” Call
X
Z
Base
Base
Stack
Stack
3
3
A
B
Q
Y
E T N A
C
C
D
J R
M S
1/3
1/3
1/3
C/F
C/F
Hook
“Stack”
“Lucky” Call
X
Z
Base
Base
Money
Money
3
3
A
B
Q
Y
E T N A
C
C
D
J R
M S
1/3
1/3
1/3
C/F
C/F
Hook
“Money”
“Lucky” Call
X
Z
Base
Base
Monster
Monster
3
3
A
B
Q
Y
E T A
C
C
D
J R
S
1/3
1/3
1/3
C/F
C/F
“Stack”
N
M
“Money”
“Lucky” Call
X
Z
Playing
Playing
a 4
a 4
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-
2
2
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5 Defense
5 Defense
Lee
Lee
-
-
Davis High School
Davis High School
Confederate Football
Confederate Football
Jason Meade
Head Football Coach
Lee-Davis High School
meade@leedavisfootball.com
804.513.2460
www.leedavisfootball.com

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