DickiDsoD coll€ge Football Defensive Playbook Table I A. B. C. D.

fDtroductioD Pre-Season Squad Rules Defensive Philosophy Huddle and signa Is Tvo l,tinute Def ense to Series 44 Basic 44 Scrape n2rr Aliqnnent rr3I Al-ignnent rr5 rr Al ignnent rr6 rr Al ignment Of CoDtents
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v - coal.Iine A.80 Basic ( F i r e , G o ,P i n c h ) vI - Deuces & Trips Adljustlrents A . 4 0 E a g l e/ B a n / F a l c o n B. 50 Eagl-e vs Deuces/Trip C. Motion Ad j ustrnents vII - Defensive End Play A. 40 stance , Alignment B. 55 Stance , Alignnent , charge , charge

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- Defensiv€ lackle play 40 Stance , Alignnent , Charge 55 Stance , Alignnent , Charge Half Slant Scoop Charge stuff Technique Goalline Technique play (tt&R)

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- IDside Llnebacker VrIII A.44 Basic B. Blocking Schemes c. Scrape Technique D, BIow Technique E . rr2 tr AI ignment F. 5s Okie G. 55 Angle H. 55 Loop I. 55 +/ -/Tiqht X A. B. C. D. E. F. G.

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Outsiale L,ineback€r Play (Bert) 44 Basic (B) S t u n t s ( G o ,F i r e , S n o k e ) 55 Oki,e 44 and 55 Defenses (w) WrS Reads Knife Technique LinebackersMac Coverage

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XI - Defensivo 8€condary T€rDiDology aDal coverages A. Offensive Formation B. Terninol-ogy C. Set and Strength Recognition D. Reading Patterns E. Secondary Al ignrnent F. Zero Three (Z-3) G. Zero One or Eiqht ( Z-I or Z-a ) H. Bandit I. Conbo J. Robber K. Away L. Lock-on -Zone l.t. l.tac N. l,lac Har.rk O. Drop Zone P. Drop Man Q. Goal-line zero xII A. B. C. D. E. - fickiDg came Fi.eld Goal Block Kickof f rrwreckersrl Kickoff Return "Raiders" Punt Punt Return

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PRE-SEASON SQUADRULES Do not do anything !,rhich wil,l enbarass yourse)-f , your your coaching staff, or your College. YOU MUST: 1. 2. 3. Attend all neal-s. to al-l sguad functions. teanmates,

Be on tine

rI was held up in Attend all position meetings on time. the training roonrr is not an excuse for being late. ff extensive treatment or taping is needed, report earIy. Take care of equiprnent and our facilities. Maintain a neat appearance: a. shave daily b. wear clean clothes c. do not go barefoot excused

4. 5.

6. 7.

Attend al1 practice sessions and rneetings unless by the Head coach or Head Trainer. Be in your assigned roorns at 1O:3o p.n.

YOU MUST NOT: 1. 2. 3. Use any rnotor vehicle during the pre-season perrnission of the Head Coach. the prior camp wj-thout

Use or have knowledge of the use of drugs or alcohol. Abuse, either personne I . physically or verbally, any property or

Anyone vioJ-ating the curf eir/, notor vehicle, drug or alcohol, or abuse rule will be inmediately disrnissed from the squad for the 1 9 94 s e a s o n . IN SEASONRULES : 1. 2. 3. 4. You must abide by any curfew set. You must not use any illegal You must not Discj.plinary dorms will souad . or unprescribed or person. drug.

abuse any property action result

resulting in disrnissal frorn the in automatic suspension fron the

Dickinson college Varsity FootbaIl

DEFENSIVE PHILOSOPHY

A.

OBJECTIVES 1. Shut-out opponent. 2. HoId gains to a mininun, No run over 15 yards. No pass over 20 yards. Turn the ball over to our offense in a good field position on downs, a fumbl-e recovery, an interception or a blocked kick. 3. Score on defense. pass interception a. punt return b. c. blocked punt d. safety e. funble recoverv in end zone GENERALINSTRUCTIONS 1. Line up-know your alignrnent. 2. stance-everyth ing begins with a good stance, 3. Charge(where and hohr to charge) -qet to vour soot. 4. Know your resposibility in defense call-ed. 5. ITIT A BLOW. 6. Control the blocker, read your keys, and play your territory. 7. Each lineman or linebacker will be responsible for a gap. 8, we nust control the offensive l-ine splits. 9. l,take the tackle. Desire plus good technique makes a good tackler. ],0 . PIJRSUE . 11. Gang tackle. DEFENSIVE GOALS FOR 1994 1. WIN TEN GA}TES 2. WIN CENTENNIALCONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP 3. RANK IN TOP TEN IN NATION IN TOTAL DEFENSE 4. RANK IN TOP TEN IN SCORINGDEFENSE 5. SHUT OUT THREE OPPONENTS

B.

C.

DICKINSON COLLEGE Varsity Football

DEFENSIVEHUDDLEAND SIGNALS every play, each nember of the defensive Fotloving hustl-e to the place where the ball htill be spotted huddle can be forned and the next defense called. tearn nust so that the

with the Mike The huddle is formed in the shape of a triangle at the apex and the four down linenan at the base. linebacker for setting the huddle. The are responsible The two tackles and setting the huddle. right tackle is responsible for calling He wiII position hitnself one yard fron the bal-l with his back to align shoulder to shoulder to the The left tackle will the Los, align T h e w i d e s i d e a n d r t F r rw i l l right of the right tackle. align alongside the alongside the LT and the closed end rrE" will side of the huddle is forned with of the left RT. The renainder The f ront 4 do\,Jn right half back, and rover. the rrwrr linebacker, hands just above their knees. The head have their linenen will The rest of be held up looking at the apex of the huddle. will stand erect. the huddle will

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4 DICKTNSONCOLLEGE varsity Footba I I TWOMTNUTES TO GO (DEFENSE) This means before the hal-f or end of game. Too many players take period Iightly, the driIl not realizing the inportance that many a gane is won or lost during this tine. Pass defenders play opponents too deeply and linenen do not put pressure on the passer; and, as a result, the offense can narch dor.Jnthe field. It is essential that each player knou the period and, equally inportant, the nunber opponent has Ieft and how many points are If a field goal is needed to win, certain should be played sith a tighter defense. POINTS TO REUEMBER: 1. Everyone rnust know how to a. b. c. d. e. f. g. 2. stop a cl-ock and util-ize tirne. rules governing this of tine-outs the necessary for victory. parts of the field

a called time out (three-3-per half) runner going out of bounds penalty (clock starts after penalty) pass an inconplete fair catch called time out by referee-neasurement score-TDr Field coal, or safety do to prevent stopping of the clock.

What Defense should a. b. c. d.

in bounds keep ball carrier keep passer in pocket donrt hurry to get back across LOS except when tearn rnakes first dolrn; but once on Los be ready to play football (donrt get penalty) Iay on ball carrier

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Alerts a. b. c. d. goal or TD know score-what does it take to win-field for subst itut ions-passers , runner, and speed always alert rece ivers receivers knov, favorite be alert for the unusual

DEFENSES TO BE USED l-. wiII be supplied the r{reek of the game.

BEHIND AND I{UST GET THE BALL when we are behind and must get the ball r.te nust do everything should legally possible to force a fumble. tackler The first tackle the balL carrier and the pursuit shoul-d tackle the baII. Always try to drive the runner out of bounds. Try to field all punts (fair catch stops the clock) . We will use defenses that are penetrating and designed to force offensive nistakes.

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I'5'I ALIGNMENT AND TECHNIQUE. MAC, ZERO 1 OR I STRONG AWAY W/ GO WEAK' Z 1 OR I W/ GO

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ALIGNMENT ON #1 RECETVER. RUN READ, PLAY BASIC. PASS READ- III{PEDE #]- RECEIVER & FORCE HIM INSIDE. DROP TO THE FLAT AREA. ALIGNMENT ON #1 RECEIVER. RUN READ, PI,AY BASIC. PASS READ- IMPEDE #1 RECEIVER & FORCE RECEIVER INSIDE, DROP TO THE FLAT AREA. X5N ALIGNI'IENT & TECHNIQUE. 21 OR 1,8, W-

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W - ALTGN ON #]- RECETVER. RUN READ, PLAY BASIC. PASS READ, IMPEDE AND COVER #1 RECEIVER MAN-TO-],IAN. B - II5II ALIGNMENT ON #2 RECEIVER. RUN READ. PLAY BASIC, PASS READ, IMPEDE #2 & COVER MAN-TO-MAN. M&R - II5II ALIGNMENT & TECHNIQUE. COVER BACK OUT TO YOUR SIDE, OR BACKER BUBBLE RUSH ON FLOW AWAY. USE OF THE WORD IIBUBBLEII IN 55 SERIES WILL TELL EITHER THE ILBIS OR NOSE TO PI,AY A MIRROR TECHNIQUE ON THE QB. TELLS THE REMAINING RUSHERS THAT THEY ARE FREE OF ANY CONTAIN RUSH RESPONSIBILITY. C O W B O YW I L L A L W A Y S B E R U N W I T H A ' ' H O L D I I C A L L FROM THE HUDDLE. DECLARE TO TE OR TRIPS IN A ONE BACK SET. WTTH A TRIPS SET, WE CHECK INDIAN A N D R O L L C O V E R A G ET O T H E T R I P S S I D E .

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FORWARD)WITH INSIDE REACT & READ G-KEY. XIX TACKLE -

FOOT ON OUTSIDE FOOT OF OG.

ALIGN IN SHORT YDG. STANCE HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH CENTER. USE STUFF TECHNIQUE.

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ALIGN TIGHT TO LOS, PI,AY BASIC TECHNIQUE (KEY TE & REACT ) . STACK ALIGNMENT BEHIND M O V E M E N TI N S I D E O U T T O B A L L . ZERO 3, ZERO 1 OR 8, & KEEP DEPTH FOR YOU ARE A PILE TIPPER! MAC FIRE/GO

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DEFENSIVE END PLAY AND CHARGEA 4O TECHNIOUE I. II. III.

IV.

STANCE- Two point, outside foot back. Look inside. ALIGNI'IENT- outside foot on nose of normafly split TE. CHARGE on snap, step with outside foot into TE. get you l-egs & hips under you & bench press the TE away fron your body. R E S P O N S II L T T I E S B A. T-TE (c-cap ) B. Protect ILB C. Contain on Pass D. Chase on flow away (Rush QB's Backside shoul,der) E. QB on option F. Counters & Reverses KEYS AND REACTION- In the 40 Defense, your prinary key vill be the TE with the QB (baII) flow

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Step out into the TE & bench press hin away from your body. Check back to inside for possible inside block. If the play goes wide, work lateraLly & up to the ball.

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foot back, Iook at TE. STANCE - Two=point stance, inside ALfGNMENT - Inside foot on nose of nornally split TE cet your legs C H A R G E- J a b s t e p w i t h i n s i d e foot into TE. & hips under you & bench press TE away from your body . R E S P O N SB I L I T I E S I A. B. C. D. E. F. Contarn, run or pass TE area Protect LB chase on flow ahtav - QB option counters & Reverses
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al-\./ays step with your inside on novement of the ball foot f irst. your with Stay ]ow, airn under the pads of the blocker j.n a continuous up v/ith your explode motion, hands and hin away frorn your body. legs and hips and bench-press React to ball. ES

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Guard-Tackl-e gap. Never get reached or Never get trapPed. I inebacker. Protect passer in lane. Rush

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KEYS AND REACTION A. your inside foot and react GUARD REACH-Step \tith arm and leg to keep your outside f j.ghting outside, you fron gettrng should prevent Your alignrnent free. reached quicklY '

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ALTGN}.IENT A. Tackle and B/s End-outside alignment on offensive tackle. NoTE: You shoul-d start at being 1 yard off the Los you. until experienced or stunt tightens Nose-Head-up on center. Tight on Los.

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CHARGE A. B. F/S Tackle and B/S End-sane as 40 Tackle getting your hands Nose-ExpIode into center has pads as quickly as you can.

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STUFF TECHNfQUE- Used by the nose tackle in 55 Okie. stance is balanced four point,. alignnent is as tight to the ball as possible; on snap of batl explode with legs, hips, & arrns into center & push hirn behind the LOS.

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GOAL LINE TECHNTOUE I. S T A N C E- F o u r p o i n t v i t h s h o u l d e r s s l i g h t l y lower than norrnal. Bend in elbows. Feet weII up under you. ALIGNI.IENT Heavy outside alignnent on normally split OT: rnay move to head-up if tackte splits wide. Keep a relative position fron the next man. fnside tackl-es align in a heavy inside al-ignment on the oc. Be aware of splits. CHARGE Explode across LOS. Drive for penetration. Establish a new LOS one yard in offensive backfield. Drive your shoulder pad under offensive charge then r.tork up. Bring legs up under you. Don't lunqe and leave feet in oriqinal line-up nosition. Use an offensive blocking technique. R E S P O N S II L I T I E S B 1. 2. 3. 4. V. cap you are lined up in 1 yard penetration pursue to the baII Donrt Let them score over you

II.

III.

IV.

rg0rl

KEY AND REACTION - PIay blocker you are lined up on. Drive for penetration. NornaI reaction to blockj.ng patterns. Donrt be cut-off by inside blocker. Don't be turned out by inside blocker. Drive for penetration on down blocks.

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41 l,tIKE AIID ROVER IN I. 44 BASIC IHE { 0 AERIES DEFENSEE

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K E Y S:

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1. 2.

BalI flow (QB to deep backs) = Primary Key Guard = Secondary Key

Note:

Read both keys simultaneously. If confusiorl read your prj.nary key.

there

is

any

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TECHN QUE I 1. I N S I D E F L O WT O :

(BaIl

at or inside

guard box) outside foot)

B.

c.

Post Step (45 degree step with Attack blocking scheme
Find Ball

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F
guard box )

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2. OUTSfDE FLOi,l TO: A, B. (8a11

M'r"'
outside

c. ': :'

(cain ground) Shuffle outside Attack blocking schene Jan off tackle 1. hole (stay 2. If wide play (i.e. T o s s ) r adjust Find bal1

angle

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T(I M'
FLOWAWAY: A. B. C. Attack center (cutback, counter, draw) cain outside control-, cross face, pursue If center disappears, step up & find baII

F

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N P R

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II.

PO68IBLE BLOCRTNGSCHE}IEAVA. A. FLOW TO: 1.

'O

DEFENSE

'R7
GUARD REACH

h

d.

Post step on f I or./ Attack tackle Move your feet Keep outside arrn & ]eg free

R--',2. FOLD

OCT()
i2 M3.

a. b.
^

Post Beat
qt. \t

step on flow guard on LOS

l*i

d. e.

Keep outside arn & Ieg free Read baII for pursuit angle Post step on fLow ISOLATION - attack FB inside VEER - Read bunp block & find dive

oQ

D O U B L E ON TACKLE
h

octo
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GUARD PULL OUT

a.

t , / f '

Post step on flow Distinguish between inside or outside f l-ow l. Sprint to OT-TE gap
) C^ in ararrnA

M-/

3.

Find seam & attack ball

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44

B.

FLOW AWAY: 1. CENTER CUT-OFF

qoo
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2. CENTER BLOCK (C-BLOCK)

a. b.
^

Attack center on flow away Jan with backs ide forearm
D-l .rr ^,rf h.^lz

a. b. c. d.

Step to center on flow away center d isappears PENETRATE D e f e a t g u a r d wj - t h LOOK FOR CUTBACK Attack center on flow away center d j-sappears PENETRATE

TRAP

a. b.

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R
4. INSIDE FOLD

a. b. c. d. e.

Attack center on flow away center disappears PENETRATE Attack oT \^/ith outside arn & shou lder constrict hole LOOK FOR CUTBACK

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III. ECRIPE

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Ct

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FLow To 1.

(Inside

or outsj.de:

Run or Pass)

l.like's Technique a. shuffle outside (gain ground) b. Scrape through outside eye of OT n n e i f i n n c. Keep shoulders paralLel with LOS d. A t t a c k b l o c k e r s w i t h I N S I D E A R M AND SHOULDER e. Stay BALANCED and SQUARE vs Isol-ation outside FIov,

vs

e---+ br ^

O:-r

Toss

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2. Rover a.
l^ rc Ta-hh i d!r6 D^<f cfoh

\ ,4,4

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M

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Find

baII

1.

Roverrs plav vs outside flow is identicai t6 tne Mike's play. Due to a difference in technique for the frontside & backside Defensive Tackles (Diagram 1 & 2), Rover rnust be prepared to fiII inside if fl-olv establishes itself inside the Offensive Guards (Diagram 3). 2. Backside DT PIay 3. Inside Flow

1.

Frontside

DT play

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46 B. FLOW AWAY A. Play Basic

(attack

center)

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R'/

N O T E O N I IS C R A P E I I

The opening may not into account: 1. 2. 3.

appear exactly

as it

is

shown on paper.

Take

Proper pursuit angle (sweep vs off-tackle) Blocking Schenes (guard reach vs fold) Brick wall Theory: If you find a piJ.e of players as you scrape, find an opening way. which wi]l- al.lor., you to get to the ball the quickest Do not try to force your way through a "brick $tall'r.

T\/

BLOW TECHNIQUE A. Mike & Rover: shoulder of near charge inside 1. 2, Key guardrs shoulder gap responsibility. 3. center-guard outside from backs with blocks 4. Rush on Pass Q guard. Attack arnt Penetratel lead

odoOp
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N
B, Blow variations r ro u t I ' (on flow) 4 4 Scrape

M
47 Basic

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ot: o It) I
M
l,l - Step up & Read R - B a si c

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lxr
t{

L

Basic Step up & Read

v.

''2"

ALIGNI,IENT AND TEeHNIQUE (Frontside

or

Backside)

A.

A)-ignment:

sane as 4 alignrnent
42 Basic

22 Basic

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B

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Look

r4|| Look

rt Look "2

B.

Technique l-.
? 3.

Post step
q.renF FIow

on snaP
after post step

hard to G-T gaP on flow to center hard step away,

48 I,IIKE AND ROVER IN TIIE 5 O DEFENSES

r.

55 oKrE

3

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B
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DECLARATTON:

O O O O O O O

E

n

Nornall-y, the 55 defense will within 4 yards of the hash. huddle. The Mike wiJ-l align Rover will align to the side Example:

be called when the baII is on or Strength will be calfed in the The to the side of the declaration. away fron the declaration,

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= =

=

=

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=
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A. KEYS: 1. 2. Offensive cuard - primary BalI FLow - secondary key J key

NoTE:

Concentrate the Offensive on keying through Guard into the backfield. The combination of keying guards & backs will lead you virtually every play.

to

B.

R E S P O N S T B T L I T I S: E r. t row Io: gap a. cuard-tackle b. Ball Flow Away: a. cutback with inside flow (side to flow) b. Frontside outs ide f 1ow awav

2-

awav center-guard

gap with

49

c.

REACTIONS: 1. On e - o n - o n e

O
N
NOTE: 2.

Y

M
We expect you t o nose tackle. Double on nose

I

yi

attack with outside control pad under pad disengage & locate ball

squeeze plays

inside

to the

?,f
Guard

l-r

penetrate squarely flnd & defeat blocker
^t hic nainf nf

origin of the
Block

(on hj.s side LOS)

Out

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N
M

/ " 7
a. Jan guard with backs.ide f orearrn Check gap

Guard cut-off

OA
N
5,

Guard Pulls

t(

\ ta
Inside (defined

b.

as

arr\

qc

rtont_

ar

I

post step tol,/ards center check cutback check frontside C-c gap pur sue

50

,

cuard

f-F-)

PuLls

Out (defined

as cross tackle) a. b, c, post step out c h e c k b a1 ] pursue

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M )".'1

B
PIay

7.

Guard Pass Block

Pass Coverage

Calted

NOTE: TMMEDIATELY think

ff guard puIIs opposite backfield flow, BOOTLEG a n d c h e c k c r o s s i n g rece ivers

A cross read for
LBIs

the

55 ANGLE

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X:.

(@/ct)'O F -Yr 7
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RESPONSIBILITY:

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ti"o\olcu
Rover R -"/ l\y't' Flow Away (run ) :
1 q,.-r^ rrp h,a rd

c-\
./

Outs ide Fl-ow To ( r u n ) l-. scrape hard 2. filt o T - T E gap

2. 3,

frIl frontside C-c qap flatten & chase wide running plays

f,l-

fnside

F I or./To

(run):

post step 1. 2. find baI l--be CX prepared to f ill ,{\ inside vs out back V1 \or i so lat ion -{

n t r

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l\

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FIow

Awav: plug 1.

(do not

,p (o

frontside pursue

scrape ) C - c gap

)

OtO OfO OfC u ,r In.|v6rt

O

vs Pass: 1. both LBrs pull out of scrape & play covera9e cal led

F

B E

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55 LOOP

)O/O
\ N l ' 7

.t
K E YS 1. 2. B. Mike Rover -

n A'L\ t \ - M /

cuard/ FIow Flow

RESPONSIBILITY 1. Mike
h

flow flow

to - read away - B/S C-G gap (cutback)

2.

Rover - (shuffle outs ide ) flow to - scrape tackle-TE gap flow ar+ay - B/S C-G gap (cutback)

52 55 +

Wide Fietd

wide Field )

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RESPONS BTLITY T

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B F

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R=-@

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RESPONSIBILITY c-G gap Mike - Frontside Rover - Tighten a l ignnent play okie tech.

Mike - Play okie technique a l -i g n n e n t , Rover - Tighten c-G gap, cutback 55 -

wi.de Fiel,d ->

wide Field

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/€

o o o-t V Arcro F e R - M
Mike - Tighten alignnent, play Okie tech. Rover - Frontside C-G gap
Mil.F

B E\.N1 R - M
.ni.thtan

oo01.o

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a l irrnnent

C-G gap, Rover - PIay okie
'2.\"-\

cutback tech,

c..55 rIGHT -.-7S -

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O

( b

B E

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R - M

o

C

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t l

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Mike - Tighten a I ignment, play okie tech. c-G gap Rover - Frontside

Mike - Tighten a I ignment C-G gap, cutback
P.rvpr Pl ev ok i p tpch.

53 B oN ,10 SERIEa oP DEFENSE I. 44 BASIC
t l

O

A.

ALIGNMENT RULES: 1. vs TE
b.

3 yards

yards

outside TE off LOS

O

a o o o-3-'% N E ,1,"
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2. SE

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t

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J
split difference between oT & sE periperal vision see SE & backf ield key through oT into backfield

O O O\ O

b.

N R
-t

E-...
\n/ D

vs Nasty SpI it
a. Align head up on flexed END until
y\,u earl h^rh^ l <nli+ rllo d

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(Jr wl (J rccrr \ttzl nrr i alz arrnV RrnV

O u

Block

B.

KEYS: 1. TE - Prrmary Key a. Block - Run b. Release - Run or

Pass

2. .. ] 'f Q t

- Secondary Key QB to backfield --Conbined with TE this will help (Inside or outside) or pass.

you determine

run

\

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C.

\ \ \\

\E

TE -

QB -

Triansle

ADDITIONAL KEYS AND REACTTONS: l-. Fl-ow to (Run) : a. K n i f e T e c h n i q u e ( R e f e r t o r r w r rB u I l e t j . n ) 1. Used vs an outside run (i.e. Toss/option) on1y 2. Agqressive force charge 3. Aiming point - 1.5 yards outside TE 4. Attack lead blocker vrith inside arm &

.

EnorlE.t

5. NOTE:

Penetrate L yard blocking back

bevond

outside

hip

of

By elirnj-nating you force the Iead bLocker, the ball-carrier either to deepen his running angle or to cut inside where our pursuit will neet hin.

KNIFE VS TOSS

KNIFE VS OPTION

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B

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B

I

O O O O

A. B.

Read QB on option Attack near back

55 If. B/E STUNTS (aka A. TECHNIOUE: L. 2. 3. 4. Aggressive charge on snap Penetrate LOS squarely path to offensive Adjust pl-ay Responsibility will change with the combination r r G o r ,o r r r F i r e t r ) c a I l e d . (i.e. K N O WI T I or

"co

Fire)

B.

IIGOIICOMBINATION: 1. vs TE:

OCCK),,
tY a \
2. vs SE (Snoke) :

\

/

A

E vh6^l-

.nF

f ^

block

out

on DE

\*B

oc.\/
F
*fJ 3. Fron Stack:

c

a.

Expect OT to block out on DE

oo.F,
B
SPECIAL NOTE:
r alp an nn+i^h /nF

b. c.

has pitch) Off-tackle
r o c h ^ n c i h i I i t \ r

gap on

Inside route pass rush

56
C. IIFTREII COMBTNATTON: VS TE:

OCc\o
\

\

\

E
B
vs SE:

OC'\
E
SPECIAL NOTE: 1. 2. 3. contain Pitch on option CO!{I{ITNICATE

GENERAL STUNTTNG RULES: l-. 2, 3. 4. Inside l.tan - Take inside route Outside Man - Contain (deep as deepest man) rrFirerr vs Pass - Rush upfield shoulder of eB path to offensive Adjust play - play away, flatten down LOS and get into just flow - don't work upf j-eld

57 SECONDARy AIICEOR (B'S)

rN

50 DEFENSE

I.

50 OKIE

C

F T
DECLARATTON:

O O COOOCOC
N
M R

E @

Normally, the 50 defense wiII be called v/hen the baII is on our within 4 yards of the hash. strength r.rill be called in the huddle. The Wide Anchor ( W ) r . / i l -I a t i g n to the side of the declaration. The Boundry Anchor (B) will align to the side away from the declaration Example: = ; =

O

O

:

;

_O_oO-dO

F H N

L
: Huddle CalI: Strong Left,

T M

N R

: :
-

E
H -

5
50 okie, Zero I Away

A.

ALIGN}4ENT & STANCE: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5, Inside foot to TErs nose Inside foot back Knees f l-exed (]ow crouch position) Back stra j.ght Head up & Iooking into backfield

B.

OKTE TECHNIOUE: 1. 2. 3. Jab step with inside foot Hand shiver to control TE Drive your hip through TE with

second

step

OOOO

58

KEYS: 1. 2,
n

key TE - Prlmary Backfield flow & blocking

pattern

-

secondary

key

RESPONSIBILITY 3 1. 2. 3. QB on option Sgueeze off-tackle Defeat TE

E.

POSSIBLE TE REACTIONS: 1. TE Blocks Dortn

I D O O O1 {

E B
run \l
H

1. 2.

Hit TE Read backf ield act r on

a.

off

tackle r=.-

O O O Q
F

1. 2. 3. 4.

shoulders square squeeze hole find bLock - FB, HB, OG attack block with inside arm & Ieg

b.

Outside

Veer \
\

a\
\_l-._

l-. 2.
a <

read PIay
/f ^.-k

nesh dive
l a moch l

O O O Q
T-! r

r'r t-a

2.

TE REACH BLOCK:

O O O ?
TE TURN OUT BLOCK:

1. 2. 3.

control TErs head work upfield donrt skate

O O O

,1-_ T]

l-. 2. 3.

constrict hole shoulders square keep outside arm & leg free

59

4.

O U T S T D E E L E A S EB Y T E : R

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u
a. Option

l. 2. 3.

.

TE shiver Iook inside read backf iel-d act ion

o
(aOO%\ B - \

1. 2.

read nesh QB on optlon

b.

OT turn

out l. 2. constrict hole r eet block with inside arm & leg keep outs i,de arm & leg free

.oqg>\

3.

60 rIDE BACXER '4 A}ID 55 DEFENSES \_-,,

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4./

L C uR L
3 yos
The r.tide backer aligns 3+ yards and 5 yards deep off the TE. Position your heels to intercept a point (curl) which is 3 yards inside and ten yards deep off the f l-anker or number one receiver,

O

O

-qo(.ooo

4'
Lfl

The wide backers alignrnents may vary according to the receivers' game situations and scouting reports. Always align splits, yourself in a position that opens your Scope of Vision and and; 2.) see inside L . ) s e e | . . | , e# 2 r e c e i v e r , enables you to: through the offensive tackle to the backfield.

O I

WIDE BACKER AND BACKER READS TE Down Block TE In Bl-ock

aooo., F ;

-oop

-<_ L

'

"it\

The defensive endrs alignment prevents the TE fron Down Blocking. TE Hook Block

The TErs helrnet goes inside. Expect an inside running play. TE Arc Block

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r-^t

O O
r
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B
The TErs helnet endrs outside. outside running goes to the Expect an play. The TE arcs to block the W. Read backfield action for fake sprint run or option run. See diagram below, TE Arc Block

W versus

Twins or SE

tao@

O

ttq"\

be your read The tackle will coupled with the backf iel-d acrlon.

The TE arc blocks and the offensive tackle blocks out. Expect an inside run.

62 KNIFE TECHNIQUE

O

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CJ O

O O

O

4

F

.',:

Your initial alignnent wiJ-I give you the proper angle to knife. Your aiming point is 1.5 yards outside the TE and l yard behind the outside hip of the bl-ocking back. This is an aggressive, sell-out technique. If the batL carrier is not in phase (see diagram beJ-ow) with the blocking back, attack the bl,ocker with your inside shoulder and arm. Keep your shoulders parallel to the LOS and your outside arm and leg free.

What is

/'fr

rtln Phaserr?

O

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n

,/

/

o o o F

d ta O O

O

In phase is r"then the the ballcarrier.

r4tide backer

can

abruptly

disrupt

the path

of

O J

LINEBACKERS - I"IAC COVERAGE The man (or men) man-to-nan coverage. l,!Ac coverage is strictly for each individual receiver rnust know precisel.y v/ho, responsible if anyone, is avail"able to help them, and nust if solely key and cover that receiver fron the responsible for a receiver, snap to the whistle. I'tAC for the In uAc coverage the LBrs are normall-y responsible renaining deepbacks (usuaIIy 2 in nurnber). Receivers are indentified on pages 54 and 68. The frontside LB(s) has the #3 receiver, and the backside LB(s) has t}]e #2 receiver. Most often are setbacks,' hor^rever, it is very possible that these receivers either one or both LBrs will have to cover a tight wing, a TE, or a slot back. Each LB rnust know how rnany LBrs are available to coverage of the #3 and #2 receivers. In certain lrill be l-ost when they are involved in a scrape, move. Examples are as follows:
44 Blorr
J

carry out the defenses, LBrs anchor, or stunt
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it nay appear to be difficult for a LB to cover In sone instances receiver he is responsible for, but hustle and a the particuLar proper angle of intercept will greatly aid this cover. General 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. '1. rules for MAc coveraqe are:

Know your nan responsibility Know lrho is available to aid you concentrate on your job; donrt attenpt to aid anyone is executed else until- your responsibility for Adjust your alignment to the best possible position your coverage responsibi Iity Take a proper angle of intercept to pick up a receiver comnunicate with other LBrs and secondary go to basic zero 3 does not release, If your receiver coveraqe area and check crossinq receivers

DEFENSIVE TERI{I}IOLOGYOF OFFENSIVE FORI{ATIONS see many different During the course of the season we will offensive fornations. It is irnperative that each nenber of the identifv the set which we defensive team be able to accuratelv face on each dohrn. Recognj-tion of an offensive forrnation incfudes four basic points: on bwhat makes it stronger a. the strength of the formationy that particular side,' c. the placenent of the offensive backs; ar.ray from the strength. d, and any variation
1. is I the strength of the STRENGTH: Basically that side which has two quick receivers.

offensive 2
-

rrnat ion

3 O

\--.2

L

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I

? O O O O O O

I

I

O O O O O

which formations obv ious Iy , there ar rrstrength " accord i-ns t o o u r d e f i n i t i o n .

are

balanced

and have

no

2 O

2 O

O

2
I

O O O '

l

t

-

O O O O O O

O

2
I

O

we wiII declare In these situations position or scouting report. 2. ALIGNMENTS: STRENGTH

strength

according

to

lateral

O
FLANKER

O O O O
I

O
/--'\ ,t^1

WING J SLOT

l--

yos I L_ /-\ (- \..,, J vos

O '

O O

65 D E F E N S I V E S E C O N D A R YT E R M I N O L O G Y DROP BACK PASS: Pass thrown the offensive frorn inside p1ay. with no fake of a running Quarterback behind the guards

ROLL OUT PASS:

pivot and rolls uses a reverse to throw a pass' offensive tackle the

SPRINT OUT PASS:

beyond opens and sprints Quarterback offensive tackle to throw a pass. out sprints Quarterback the offensive to tackle

PULL PAss:

and pulIs up behind throw a pass.

BOOTLEG PASS:

A pass that has a fake of a run in one rolling back direction with the quarterback the opposite with the footbaII. direction A pass A pass that thrown has the fake of a run flow. end delays and first.

in

PLAY AcTIoN

PASS:

T H R O W B A C KP A S S : DELAY PASS: rrBALL" CALL:

back

away from

A pass r.rhereby an offensive then releases on a pattern. A caII rnade by every tean the instant the hand.

member of the defensive leaves the QBrs ball

rrBINGOrr CALL:

Interception call rnade by anyone on the defensive tean who has made an j-nterceptlon is sure of rnaking the interception.

or

"FIRE"

CALL:

counter flow in the call nade to indicate the This cal,l- ltill alert offensive backfield. back to or reverse offside to expect a counter their s ide. The side of Ehe strenqth the of forrnation offensive the formation. offensive indicatinq

FRoNTSIDE:

BACKSIDE:

The side away from the alrav from the strenqth.

formation

and

SHUFFLE:

secondary f r't;-t;-uf movement of the defensive the snap of the football rrnrnediately foJ-Iowing keys before enabling them to read their reacErnq.

66 l.loTIoN: with back starting Movement by an offensive pl-ayer in the deep leaving one renaining backfield. Fly notion is notion across formation vith 2 backs in backfield. A call nade by the secondary or LBrs to corning that there is a receiver indicate across the niddle. call nade LBrers in direction is rnaking by the defensive secondary to the pass coverage indicating the (OUT) in which an offensive receiver his cut. secondary the defensive to the Post. a pattern his of or

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I'oUT" CALL:

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88 ALTGNI\.IENT #lO 2 yds fron sideline

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Return

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Align kick. cross

in a 2-point stance, open hands ready for the short Once the ball is kicked, drop back 20 to 25 yards to & block your man above the waist. in a 2-point stance, open hands ready for the short Once the ball is kicked, B* will set the wedge 5 in front of the returner. Al-I B's get shoulder-toin the wedqe, l,love forvard on nGO" call from

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Lrs - Sane alignrnent as in Middle Return, Once ball is kicked, drop back 20 Lo 25 yards and block your assiqnment above the waist. - S a r n ea l i g n m e n t a s i n M i d d l e R e t u r n . move together and doubl-e tean #2. slde called) Once ball- is kicked. B*rs B (away fron - Sane alignment as in Middle Return. Once ball is kicked, drop back 20 to 25 yards and #3. B (to call side) - Sane alignnent as in Middle Return. Once ball j.s kicked, run over and kick out block #1.

DICKINSON PUNTTNGGAI'{E: A. COACHING POINTS 1. How punts hrill be called: 1. NORII{AL : on center I s snap 2. POOCHER : on centerr s snap from opponent's 35 yard line or closer. 3. BACKEDUP : on centerr s snap fron inside our 4 yard line 2. Stance and splits 1. Everybody wiII assume a Z-point stance vJith hands on the knees & elbolrs locked. 2. cuards : 2 foot spl-its 3. Tackles and Ball Men : 3 foot splits 4. Up Backs : align in center/guard gaps 1 yard deep 5. Fullback : 5.5 vards behind RT

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5. 3.

Punter

:

14 vards

behind

center

Snap 1. Everybody nil-l watch the ball out of the corner of their eye. 2. FB will make a "readyrr call. 3. Center wiII snap the ball anytine after the ready caII. 4. In case of a poor snap, the punter must field the ball without qoinq to a knee. Poocher Punt 1. Inside the opponent's 35 yard lj,ne, 2, Bal-l shouLd bounce around the 5 yard line. 3. UBrs should make the play before the ball travels into the endzone. Backed Up Punt 1. Everybody uUsT block until Inside the 4 yard 1ine. the baII is kicked.

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6. B.

Coverage 1. K E E P B A L L I N S T D E & I N F R O N TA T A L L T I M E S .

COUNTTNG CALLS l-. Our punt protection is based on a MANprotection. The UB's & Fullbacks must l-earn the different cal-Is & the counting system, The nose guard wj.ll nose stack, it wiII ALWAYS e counted as l Right. b be counted as 1 Right & 1Left. count any defender On a

2. 3.

When naking count calls, or cl-oser.

at LBer depth

92 4. UB's will nake a MAN cal-l if there are .3__.9I__1e.S-g ( sornebody vill defenders to their side. always be free to cover inrnediately in a l.tAN call). UBrs nust defenders defenders make a COUNTcall if there are 4 or more to their side. You count stacks as tlro to your side except for a nose stack.

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6.

FUII back vill nake a 5 call when there are 5 defenders to one side. He wil-l then block #3 to the side of the call-. Now the tackle will then block #4 and the ball rnan nill block #5. If there are 6 defenders to one side or 10 defenders the LOS, the FUII back will rnake a ZEBRA call & all positions zone block, on

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C.

RULES AND ASSIGNMENTS 1. Center: Make perfect snap & sprint If covered by a NGr release to your him to rush to your right. directl-y to the baIL left so as to force

2.

Up Backs: Block #1 to your side on a count call. On nan caII, block the nearest defender to you. UBrs must make a man or count call on every punt. rrl I ve got #_. Technique - Point to your man & yeII, prevent us from blocking the wrong This wilI defender. On the snap: Step & JoIt; face on nunbers, bring your man to a halt, release him to your outside, & sprint to your Landmark, Bl-ock #2 to your side on a count call. cal-l-, block the nearest defender. Technioue - same as for UBrs. Guards: Tackles: Block #3 to your side on a count call. makes a 5 Ca1l, bLock #4 to your side.) cal,l., block the nearest defender. Technique - Same as for UBrs. BaIL l,len: on man

3.

4.

(*If FB On nan

5.

(*If Block #4 to your side on a count cal], Fullback nakes a 5 caII, block #5 to your side.) On man calI, block nearest defender. for UBrs, except you go right to the Technioue ;:li.as Fullback: On count or man caL], block the most dangerous rusher (check inside out) , If you nake 5 call block #3 to your side. stop his charge, Technique - Block rnan high in the #'s.

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and release. outside of it
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If they set up a wall, get and qo for the ballcarrier.

Punter: catch the ball. Get it off in 2.0 seconds. You then becorne the safety. Technique - 2-step punter. on backed up punt, your heels wil-I never be closer than 1 vard to the end zone line.

D.

F A N AND COVER
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baII

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Guards Up Backs Fu I Iback Punter
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4 yards outsided your hash 3 yards inside your hash cet : into wall

Safety NEVER

R e g a r d l e s s o f o u r f i e l d p o s i t i o n your landmark wilf change. NEVER foll-ow one of your oltn nen. KEEP THE BALL INSIDE AND IN FRONT

PUNT FARES: 1. Overload: 6, wiII rnake the call, Fullback "overload 5, (points to a man to his side) , overload I I ve got _. rr The Tackle and Ball Man to the as in the 5 will also recount side called once this is done, the Ful-lback will call. give a I'Readyrr caII, and the center will- snap it to hin. scoop. The backside !/iII !riII block down. Frontside lead through Far UB will wil-I kick out. Near UB LB. & seal the Far UB through the FB v,rill get snap & follow hole and SCORE. fake like the snap has gone over his Punter wiII head . snap ball to the FB 6 scoop. center wiII

RULES I

94 DEFENAIVE PI'NTING GAUE Punt Return - Punt Block

The success of the block or return depends on the exact execution of all- individual-s involved. This is one phase of the garne in which the defense now has the opportunity to SCORE! It is the responsibiJ-ity of aIl personnel to know your exact assignrnent. our intentions often tines we wil-l want to disguise as the kicking team approaches the football, But then upon their prelininary you must be in your positions call, and ready to your assignrnent. execute The four 1. 2. 3. 4. Donrt Don't Donrt Donrt don'ts of the kickinq to: qame nust be striclv adhered

rouqh the kicker! be offside! clip! let the ball hit the qround! must also be followed the baI1. fielding by the

points soroe additional indivj.duals responsible for l-. 2. 3.

Dontt field the ball inside the 10 yard line unl-ess they are kickj-ng from their 40 yd. Line or deeper. If the fair catch signal is given, don't block; however, you can decoy alray fron the baIL it. The kicking tearn rnust faI1 on the ball to kiII alive! Touching doesnrt down the baII, it is stil

fake kick, or blocked In the event of nishandling the ball, k i c k , a r r F I R E r rc a l l v i l L b e g i v e n t o a l e r t a l l d e f e n s i v e personnel that we have to react to the part.icular situatj-on. LETIS SCOREEVERY GAMEI

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91 RETI'RN

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# 1 Play end man-to-man. force hirn wider release at 15 yds, to peel back inside. #2 Rush & force f rorn the ca I l- . the punt. to Engage the the inside. inside. inside. outside. if

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coveraqe

and & ar^/ay with with

Fullback

& waLl- hin

#3 Engage & pin Tackle outside leverage.

Shadow hirn down field Shadow hin dor4rnfield

#4 Engage & pin Guard to the outside l-everage. #5 Engage & pin Up Back to with outs j,de leverage .

the

Shadow hirn down field Shadow hirn down field he covers shadow &

#6 Engage and pin Up Back to the with inside leverage.

#7 Rush & force the punt. chech punter, screen hin away from the return al-ley.

#8 Pop out on snap & check for a fake. Shuffle for depth & see the ball- punted. cet as deep as the short safety to glt a good angle to kick out the contain man. #9 PIay end nan-to-man. leverage. Force hin outside & rnaintain inside

#10 Short safety wil-l direct the deep safety & make aII calls. He wiII fair catch aII short kicks. If the ball is going deep, position yourself to protect the deep safety. cive a co,, call & Iead the deep safety to the 91 side. cive ',Fair,' caII if th coverage is pressuring the catch. #11 Deep safety with the return rrFairrr caII. will handle aII kicks over 35 yds. on a IGor caII & signal for a fair go He vill catch on a

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Sr.ritch call on contain - The #1 and #9 nust be aware of the end nan releasing inside to Hawk the ball. When he crosses inside pin & shadow hinr down field, The #3 rnan will engage the Tackle & stretch hin for 15 yards before releasing hirn to be kicked out. 98 RETURNis the opposl-te of 91. The #1 & #9 switch roLes; #2 & #8 switch roles; #3 &#7 switch rolesl and the #ts 4,5.& 6 men go to the right to leverage cover nan,

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#1 PLay end man-to-man. #2 Rush and force
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Shadow hirn alt Shador+' the

the way down field. FB down f j.eId. and shadow

the

punt.

#3 Engage and jarn the guard. Force hin to rel-ease outside shadow him down field with inside J-everage. #4 Engage and jan upback. Force him to release hi.rn down f ield with inside J-everage. #5 Engage and jam the upback. Force hin to Shadov hin downfield with inside leverage. #5 Engage and jan the guard. #7 Rush and force the punt. Screen hin frorn the play. #8 eop out, shuffle punted, get your hi"n down f ield. outside.

release

outside. 3-5.

Same technj-que as #,s Shadow the punter

down field.

back checking for the fake. Once the ball j-s depth and trap the center down field. Shadow Engage hirn and force inside Ieverage. hin ousid.e. Shadow

#9 Play end nan-to-nan. hj.m down field with

#10 Control and make al-l cal-Is. Fair catch aII short kicks. S e c u r e a n d m a k e I ' G o r rc a l l s . Look inside between the quards to lead the deep safety to an opening, Make a 'rFair call if coverage rs pressuring the catch. #1L Deep safety $/i]I Listen for cal,I. handle alL kicks over the short safety secure the catch. Look for lane. head.

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