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Pawhuska High School

Multiple 4-2-5 Defensive Playbook Black Storm Defense

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Defensive Philosophy
•Our Defense is Built on Speed and Pursuit.

•Play TEAM Defense
•Know Your Assignment •Do Your Assignment

•Pursue Relentlessly
•Be Great Tacklers •Cause Turnovers •Finish The Play •Make No Excuses

if carried out by our coaches and players. No team will reach this goal unless it commits itself to playing tough defense! We believe that our defensive philosophy. You came out for football at Pawhuska High School to play as a winner and be a championship team. . The coaches and players must believe in it and stick with it. We will not be a great defensive team by changing our philosophy from week to week or at mid-season. and must commit themselves to being great tacklers causing turnovers and finishing plays. If you have the pride and selfdiscipline to do that. To play the aggressive style of attacking defense that we do. running and pursuing to the football relentlessly. then you will be part of a great defensive team and will be a proud member of the huskie defense. When each individual on defense commits themselves to this we will then have the caliber of defense that we expect. will make us the kind of defensive team necessary to reach that goal.Defensive Philosophy We believe that a great defensive football team is based upon sound defensive philosophy. each individual defensive player must take pride and commit themselves to always playing full-speed. Only PLAYERS committed to our philosophy will play. To be a part of the huskie defense you must take pride in knowing and doing your assignment and playing within the system.

Hold the other team under 100 yards passing. • • • • Allow less than 3 yards per carry. Block one kick per game. Score points on defense or give the offense the ball on the +20 in each game. • • • Have 50% stops on third and short.Defensive Goals • Hold the other team to 12 or less points. Give the offense the ball on the +50 or better 5 times per game. Have 90% stops on third and long and medium. Hold the other team under 125 yards rushing. . Hold the other team under 200 yards total. Allow below 50% completion rate. • • • • Cause 4 turnovers per game.

79 or less.99 or less. • Speed work. Every Defensive Player strive for 2 x BW for squat.89 or less. DL should strive to be 4. Continue getting faster year round including during the season. and 1.5 x BW for Bench. . DB should be 4. 1 x BW for Power Clean. LB should be 4.Defensive Goals Continued • Lift hard in the weightroom. Continue getting stronger year round including during the season.

Defensive Alignment 8 9 O O O O O O O 7 6 5 4 4i 3 2 2i 1 0 1 2i 2 3 4i 4 5 7 6 9 8 Defensive Gaps O O O O O O O D C B A A B C D .

• Put your eyes on the ball carrier. • When wrapping up the legs roll after you wrap. • Don’t get your base too wide. Strike up through the man. know how. • Wrap up always. This allows you to have something to drive through your tackle. chatter feet. flat back. Great hitters drive there feet through the contact. . head and eyes up. sink hips to lower your center of gravity. – Accelerate through the contact. • Leverage is also important. Try to get lower than who you are taking on. shorten stride. No wider than shoulder width apart.Hitting • Keys to hitting: – Coming to balance decelerate. – Using same shoulder and same foot on contact.

(Free Safety) Primary job is pass first. Must be able to cover the pass as a DB and step up to play linebacker. Must be able to stand up and run on defense as well as step down to a nose guard position to penetrate and disrupt. M. Their job is to read and attack the offense keeping contain. Expected to run the alleys on run plays.(Cornerbacks) Primary job is to cover the pass first.(Dawg Safety) Plays in the secondary and in the linebacker core. Must be a great reader and a sure tackler. S. Must be able to cover man or zone and be able to help with secondary contain on the run. C.(Penetrator) Interior Defensive Linemen whose job is to penetrate and disrupt the play. B.(Middle Linebacker) Plays in the middle of the defense on and off the line. Plays centerfield. $. Reads and attacks the offense. F. A Penetrator must NEVER GET BLOWN BACK. .Defensive Positions P.(Sam Linebacker) Plays on the strong side of the offense he is expected to be the best reader.(Bandit Linebacker) Plays on the outside of the offensive formation.

.Pre-Snap Movement and Shifting Pre-snap Movement: This is very important to our style of play. The more movement we can give the offense before the snap the more confused they will be on their blocking assignments. It consists of misaligning or faking a stunt then right before the snap moving into your proper alignment. Shifting: This is done by showing one defensive front or another then just before the the snap a signal “HUSKIE” is given then the defense shifts to the new front. This is something that must be continually worked on.

Defensive Fronts •BASE (4-2-5) Bunch. Stack. Tilt •RHINO (6-2-3) . Under. Tilt •PANTHER (3-1-7) Tilt •GATOR (4-3-4) Bunch •EAGLE (5-2-4) Bunch. Squeeze. Double •TIGER (3-2-6) Bunch. Over •COBRA (4-2-5 Monster) •BEAR (46) Tilt •BULL (5-1-5) Tilt •BUFFALO (5-1-5) •OKIE (3-3-5) Bunch.

4-2-5 Defense: BASE RB FB QB TE Z C $ B P X P B M $ F X C S .

4-2-5 Defense: BASE .BUNCH RB FB QB TE Z C $ X X B S P P M B C $ F .

SQUEEZE RB FB QB TE Z C B P X P M $ F B X C S $ .4-2-5 Defense: BASE .

4-2-5 Defense: BASE .STACK RB FB QB TE Z C B P S X P M B X C $ $ F .

4-2-5 Defense: BASE .UNDER RB FB QB TE Z C B P X P M B $ X C S $ F .

OVER RB FB QB TE Z C $ S B P X P B X C M F $ .4-2-5 Defense: BASE .

4-2-5 Monster Defense: COBRA RB FB QB TE Z C B P S X P M F B X C $ $ .

46 Defense: BEAR RB FB QB TE Z C $ B P S F X M P B X C $ .

46 Defense: BEAR SLIDE WEAK RB FB QB TE Z C $ B P X M P $ B X C S F .

UNDER RB FB QB TE Z C $ B P X M S P B $ X C F .46 Defense: BEAR .

46 Defense: BEAR .TILT RB FB QB TE Z C $ B P S F X M P B X C $ .

5-1-5 Defense: BULL RB FB QB TE Z C $ B P X M S $ F P B X C .

5-1-5 Defense: BULL STACK RB FB QB TE Z C B $ F P X M S P B X C $ .

TILT RB FB QB TE Z C $ B P X M S $ F P B X C .5-1-5 Defense: BULL .

5-1-5 Defense: BULL .STACK RB FB QB TE Z C B P $ F X M S X P $ B C .

5-3-3 Defense: JYD (Junk Yard Dog) RB FB QB TE Z C $ X X B S F P M P B C $ .

5-3-3 Defense: JYD (Junk Yard Dog) Under RB FB QB TE Z C $ X X B P P B M C S F $ .

5-3-3 Defense: JYD (Junk Yard Dog) Over RB FB QB TE Z C $ S F X X B M P P B C $ .

5-4-2 Defense: BUFFALO RB FB QB TE Z C $ B S P X M P X B F C $ .

3-5 Defense: OKIE RB FB QB TE Z C $ S B X P B $ M X C P F .

BUNCH RB FB QB TE Z C $ X X B S P P B M $ C F .3-5 Defense: OKIE .

3-5 Defense: OKIE .TILT RB FB QB TE Z C $ X X B S P P B M $ C F .

3-1-7 Defense: PANTHER QB RB FB TE Z C P B X M P X B C $ S F $ .

3-1-7 Defense: PANTHER .TILT QB RB FB TE Z C B P X M P X B C $ S F $ .

4-3 Defense: GATOR RB FB QB TE Z C B S P X P M B F X C $ $ .

Even RB FB QB TE Z C S B P X P M F B X C $ $ .4-3 Defense: GATOR .

Over RB FB QB TE Z C S B M X P P B X C F $ $ .4-3 Defense: GATOR .

4-3 Defense: GATOR .Under RB FB QB TE Z C B P X P B M F X C S $ $ .

4-3 Defense: GATOR .Wide RB FB QB TE Z C B X X P S M P F B C $ $ .

5-2 Defense: EAGLE RB FB QB TE Z C B P X M P F B X C S $ $ .

BUNCH RB FB QB TE Z C B P X M P F B X C S $ $ .5-2 Defense: EAGLE .

5-2 Defense: SOONER RB FB QB TE Z C B P X P B M X $ C S $ F .

3-4 Defense: TIGER RB FB QB TE Z C B S P X M F P B X C $ $ .

3-4 Defense: TIGER .BUNCH RB TE QB X P B S F M P B FB X Z C C $ $ .

TILT RB FB QB TE Z C B S P X M F P B X C $ $ .3-4 Defense: TIGER .

6-2-3 Defense: RHINO RB FB QB TE Z C B S $ F X P P M $ X B C .

Defense: GAPS RB FB QB TE Z C $ B S P X P M X B C F $ .

Defensive Stunts .

Line Stunts •Jump: Penetrator away from the called side jumps to the called side B Gap. . Or half go on a strong or weak call. Or half go on a strong or weak call. •PSYCHO: The Penetrator and the Bandit Rush hard through their Gap without worrying about the blocker trying to find the ball. •Tilt: Move the Penetrator to 4i tilts. If there is a nose guard the call goes to the Nose. •Slant: The Defensive Linemen Line up head up and slant strong or weak. •Pinch: The Defensive Linemen move head up and all rush the inside gap. •Jet: the Defensive Linemen Move Head up and All rush the outside gap. •Cut: the Defensive Linemen are to cut the offensive linemen.

Penetrator move to double 3’s with a Nose Guard.Line Stunts Continued •Bunch: Penetrator move to double 1’s without a Nose guard. •Ghost: Called LB or DB lines up in Gap outside of blitz on the line and DL lines up in the gap to be blitzed. •TIE: Twist with the Bandit and the Penetrator on his Side the Penetrator goes first the Bandit loops around him. The LB then on the snap hits the called blitz gap. . •Bandit Screw: Bandit locks up man to man on TE. On cadence the LB floats back out of the the line (Blitz Fake Back Out) and DL moves towards the vacated gap and hits it. •Bump: Moves the Bandit inside one Gap. •Shield: Bandits drop into coverage hook curl to flat. •Slide: Slides everyone on the defensive line over one gap. •Stack: Move the Penetrator to 2 techniques. •Spy: Bandit on Penetrator engage linemen in front of them then drop to replace blitzing Linebacker taking away QB throwing lane. Example from a 9 to a 7. •EAT: Twist with the Bandit and the Penetrator on his Side the Bandit goes first the Penetrator loops around him.

•Slam: all players in the linebacker positions that have someone outside of them blitz. All Linebackers on the called side Blitz. The LB then on the snap hits the called blitz gap. . On cadence the LB floats back out of the the line (Blitz Fake Back Out) and DL moves towards the vacated gap and hits it. •Wave: Called Strong or Weak. Will – A-B-C-D: Called player blitzes the called hole. •Lightning: all players in the linebacker positions that don’t have anyone outside of them blitz. If no hole is called player blitzes a gap insuring not to put two players into the same gap.•Sam. •Ambush: all players in the linebacker position blitz. •Jump: When the Mike is at Nose Guard he jumps either to the strong or weak B Gap. Mike. •Ghost: Called LB or DB lines up in Gap outside of blitz on the line and DL lines up in the gap to be blitzed. Linebacker Calls •Dawg: Players read key and blitz at his movement.

A-B-C-D: Called player blitzes the called gap. •Gotcha: Both Corners Blitz. •Cathy: CB line up and show tight man then bail out right before the snap. On cadence the LB floats back out of the the line (Blitz Fake Back Out) and DL moves towards the vacated gap and hits it. •Ghost: Called LB or DB lines up in Gap outside of blitz on the line and DL lines up in the gap to be blitzed.Defensive Back Stunts •Fire. Crazy (Weak): Called Corner blitzes the outside. •Invert: CB and $’s Trade Positions and Assignments. . •Bar: Safeties and corners line up 7 yards deep to disguise the coverage moving into coverage assignments upon the snap. Shoot. The LB then on the snap hits the called blitz gap. •Cocky (Strong). •Hammer: All Safeties Blitz.

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Base: Slant Weak Cocky RB FB QB TE Z C $ B P S X P M B X C $ F .

Base : Slant Strong Crazy RB FB QB TE Z C $ B P X P B M X C S $ F .

Base : Shoot A RB FB QB TE Z C $ B P S X P B X C M $ F .

Base: Lightning RB FB QB TE Z C B P X P B M X C $ S $ F .

Base : Gotcha RB FB QB TE Z C $ B P S X P M B $ X C F .

Base: Slant Strong RB FB QB TE Z C $ B P S X P M B $ X C F .

Base: Slant Weak RB FB QB TE Z C $ B P X P M B $ X C S F .

Base : Pinch RB FB QB TE Z C $ B P S X P M B $ X C F .

Base : Hammer – Bandit Screw RB FB QB TE Z B $ P S X P B X C C M $ F .

Defensive Coverage’s .

Coverage's Cover 0 Man Cover 1 Man Cover 5 Man Cover 7 Man Cover 9 Man Cover 2 Zone Man to Man (Tight) Man to Man With FS Free (Tight or Loose) Man Roll You Call It Man Man to Man with two deep zone behind it. (Tight or Loose) Zone Coverage 2 Deep (Tight or Loose) Cover 2 Buccaneer Cover 2 Invert Cover 3 Cover 4 Cover 6 Trips Adjustment Mike or Free Robbing Post Zone Coverage with safeties and corners trading responsibilities. Zone Coverage 3 Deep Zone Coverage 4 Deep Zone Roll Rain and Snow .

Coverage's Continued Cover 10 Zone / Man Cover 11 Zone / Man Cover 12 Zone / Man Cover 13 Zone / Man Cover 14 Zone Cover 15 Zone / Man Loaded Zone Coverage Strong Side Rotation Coverage Weakside Rotation Weakside Rotation Robber Zone Spy Cover 16 Man Man Rotation .

• Accept the Challenge. be Physical. Have pride in your ability to cover man. • Be an athlete if a ball is thrown your way go get it. • Play position. You can still make something happen. • Never give up on a play even if you are beat or they make a catch. know where you need to be and get there.Man Coverage • Man Coverage allows us to load the Box. It will put you in the best possible position. • Play the technique that you are taught. • Use your hands. . • Attack your receiver. step up to the plate and don’t allow your man to make a catch. Have confidence in your abilities. It gives us a distinct advantage as a defense.

Cover 0 Man RB Z QB RB C Y C $ F B X P B M P S C $ $ replaces blitzer .

Cover 1 Man RB Z QB RB Y C B X P S P M B $ C $ F $ Replaces Blitzed .

Cover 5 Man Roll RB Z QB RB C Y C $ B X P B C M P S $ F .

Cover 7 You Call It Man RB Z QB RB Y C B S X P M P $ B C F Robber $ .

Cover 9 Man RB Z QB RB C Y C $ B X P B M $ P S C F .

Do not cover grass find a receiver and cover through your zone with out compromising your zone. If a ball is caught our goal is for four people to hit the receiver as close to the catch as possible. Zone Defense is an ATTITUDE set the tone when playing it.Zone Coverage's • • • • • • • • Get to your coverage responsibilities fast. . Intimidate receivers don’t allow people to move freely through your zone. All Zones are spot drop except Cover 2. then hunt up receivers. Punish the receiver. Hit them. Cover 2 is a pattern read. Run to the football. finally find the QB’s eyes.

Cover 2 Zone (Pattern Read Zone) RB Z QB RB C Y C B X P B M $ P S C $ F .

Give the rush more time to reach the QB.Cover 2 Pattern Read Notes Purpose of Cover 2 1. 3.Read #2 to #1 1. Be physical. 5. . Base Reads FS – Read Crossers to #3 MLB / SLB – Read #2 to #1 C – Read #1 to #2 $ . 4. Run to the football. 3. Protect the cornerbacks ability. 4. 2. 2. Use your hands. Keys Reroute your receiver. Know your reads. Disrupt the timing and placing of receivers and QB. Take away the speed of the receiver.

Widen his Route. prepare to settle at 15 yards. Stay Outside of him. $ .Split the two verticals until the ball is in the air. CB – Deny the Vertical Release of #1. Run On his inside hip.#2 Vertical Release #1 Vertical Release #1 #2 LB – Deny Vertical Release of #2. .

After 12 yards sit down and hunt up #1 in the Curl Zone CB – Reroute receiver. Give IN/IN/IN Cal. Drop back at a 45 degree angle . Run On his inside hip. $ . 15 yards deep looking to close any windows. Can Close on #1 in no other threat. Widen his Route.#2 Vertical Release #1 Inside Release #1 #2 LB – Deny Vertical Release of #2.Stay on top of #2 .

$ . Hunt up #1. Stay on top of a #2 Smash Route.Stay deeper than the deepest receiver. . CB – Reroute #1 deny vertical sink to flats. Watch for sucker route and run with it.#1 Any Release #2 Quick Outside Release #1 #2 LB – Drop to hook curl.

Widen His Route.Stay on top of #2’s Route.#1 Stop Release #2 Quick Outside Release #1 #2 LB – Deny Vertical Release of #2. . CB – Sit on #1’s Route. Run on his inside hip until he breaks to the corner then undercut his route. $ .

Find the Check down back.#1 Any Release #2 Inside Release Release or Blocks #1 #2 LB – Drop to Hook Curl hunt up #1’s Route. $ . CB – Reroute #1 Deny the Vertical sink to the flats at 12 – 15 yards. jump a deep crosser or post.Stay on top of routes in zone. . cover the post hole.

Cover 2 Buccaneer (Spot Drop) RB Z QB RB C Y C B X P B M $ P S C $ F .

Cover 2 Buck Invert (Spot Drop) RB Z QB RB C Y $ B X P B M $ P S C C F .

Cover 3 Zone (Spot Drop) RB Z QB RB C Y C $ S B X P M B $ P C F .

Cover 4 Zone (Spot Drop) RB Z QB RB C Y C $ B X P B M P C $ S F .

Cover 6 Zone Roll (Spot Drop Rotation) RB Z QB RB C Y C $ B X P B M P S C $ F .

Cover 6 Zone Roll (Spot Drop Rotation) Vs. Straight Dropback RB RB QB Y C $ B P S C P M B $ X C Z F .

Cover 6 Zone Roll (Spot Drop Rotation) Vs. Play Action Strong RB RB QB Y C $ B P S C P M B $ X C Z F .

Cover 6 Zone Roll (Spot Drop Rotation) Vs. Play Action Weak RB RB QB Y C $ B P S C P M B $ X C Z F .

Cover 6 Zone Roll (Spot Drop Rotation) Vs. Bootleg RB RB QB Y C $ B P S C P M B $ X C Z F .

Cover 8 Zone Roll (Spot Drop Rotation) RB Z QB RB C Y C $ B X P B M P S C $ F .

Straight Dropback RB RB QB Y C $ B P S C P M B $ X C Z F .Cover 8 Zone Roll (Spot Drop Rotation) Vs.

Play Action Strong RB RB QB Y C $ B P S C P M B $ X C Z F .Cover 8 Zone Roll (Spot Drop Rotation) Vs.

Cover 8 Zone Roll (Spot Drop Rotation) Vs. Play Action Weak RB RB QB Y C $ B P S C P M B $ X C Z F .

Bootleg RB RB QB Y C $ B P S C P M B $ X C Z F .Cover 8 Zone Roll (Spot Drop Rotation) Vs.

Combination Coverage’s Man & Zone Packages .

Trips Adjustment “Rain” RB QB RB Z Y B S C Tango C X P B Run with first crosser P M $ C F $ Check #3 Vertical Cover 2 .

Trips Adjustment “Snow” RB QB RB P M B “Bump” Z Y B S C X $ $ C P C F .

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Cover 13 Weak Side Rotation RB Z QB RB C Y B Swipe Technique X P B P S $ C M $ C F 1/2 1/2 .

Cover 14 Robber RB Z QB RB C Y B #’s Dropper X P B M $ Hash Dropper P S $ Hash Dropper Robber Technique Rob the Post Hole. #’s Dropper C 1/3 C 1/3 F 1/3 .

Cover 15 Spy RB Z QB RB C Y B $ C Cut Technique X P B M $ Cut Technique P S C F Free .

Cover 16 Man Roll RB Z QB RB C Y C $ B X P B C M $ P S F .

Cover 17 Man Three Deep Zone (Prevent) RB Z QB RB C Y C B $ P X P C B $ M S F .

Position Assignments .

Penetrator • Cut the gap leg of the offensive linemen in front of you then crab through and find the football. • NEVER. NEVER. • Cause a pile or penetrate. . NEVER get driven back.

• If he tries to reach you fight outside keeping outside arm free taking keeping contain or taking out blockers. • If he steps down step down and take on blockers (Fullback or pulling lineman) turning play back inside. • If play is away check for Bootleg Counter Reverse (BCR). .Bandit Linebacker • Read the end man on the line of scrimmage. • If you read pass check backs for screen then rush the passer. Do not get kicked out attack the blocker. Then pursue down the line taking away cutback lanes.

Do not side step blockers take them on. • Fill read responsibilities hard. Turning the play back into your help. • If QB breaks the tackle box on your side attack his far shoulder. . • If you read pass take down shallow crossers. • Never step laterally always run down hill.Mike and Sam Linebacker • Read the triangle of Fullback to flow side guard.

If the Bandit get kicked out come inside for the run. • If your Bandit LB gets hooked come up for contain. • Play away take an angle looking to take away cutback lanes. . • Pass drop to your coverage responsibilities.Dawg Safety • Read the Guard and Tackle on your side to near back or I back.

.Free Safety • Read and Cover Pass First. • Pass drop to coverage responsibilities. • Find the inside running Lane and fill any holes in the defense pursuing inside out. • Read the Field side Guard and Tackle.

• Help keep contain on runs. . • Pass execute coverage responsibilities.Cornerback • Read and Cover Pass First. • Flow away take an angle taking away cutback lanes.

Sam. and Dawg Safeties .Linebacker Play Reads and Keys for Mike.

• Free Safeties Should Read Both Guards.Linebacker Classification • Inside the offensive formation Linebackers and Dawg Safeties are either a Bubble Backer (Over an Uncovered Linemen) or a Covered Backer (Stacked behind a Lineman). • When outside the formation the backers and safeties are called Float Backers and Readers. .

(i. • If you see the same color jersey in your gap exchange gaps. Tackle).Reading the Line (Bubble Backer) • First step 6 inch read step. Read linemen on outside first step (i.. Take step same as first read key. .. • Read inside linemen on second step. • Read the Door (hole) as open or closed.e. Is your door open or closed. Linemen gets hooked).e.

Zone To Gap Responsibility T B G C P LB .

Zone Away Gap Responsibility T B G C P LB .

Lead Isolation Gap Responsibility T B G C P LB .

Trap Gap Responsibility T B G C P LB .

Deeper Pull Gap Responsibility T B G C P Must read the backfield flow LB .

Base Gap Responsibility T B G C P LB .

Pass Gap Responsibility T B G C P LB .

e. (i.. • If you see the same color jersey in your gap exchange gaps. Is your door open or closed. Take step same as first read key. . • Read the Door (hole) as open or closed. Read linemen on outside first step (i.Reading the Line (Covered Backer) • First step 6 inch read step.e.. • Read inside linemen on second step. Linemen gets hooked). Tackle).

Zone To T B G C MLB P LB .

Zone Away T B G C MLB P LB .

Pull Away T B G G C MLB P LB .

Pull To T B G G C MLB P LB .

Pass T B G C MLB P LB .

Third read backfield flow. .Float Backer or Reader • • • • • Read the Guard and Tackle. Read Tackle for Run/Pass Read. First two steps backward read steps. Read Guards for direction of play.

After you read the line Read the shoulders of the Backs All Offensive Plays Can be Classified into the following Backfield Flows. Full Flow Fast Flow Counter Flow Divide Flow .Keying the Backfield On your 3rd step you will read backfield flow.

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Low Hat = Run / High Hat = Pass • When in pursuit on flow away always be able to play the cut-back try to keep your shoulders square. . This is your responsibility.Notes on Reading Keys • On zone plays if linemen aren’t coming after LB’s then it is a pass • TE Read. alignment. assignment. ALWAYS know. and your technique. • Be Fundamentally sound. your stance.

Basic Option Responsibilities •Dive – Penetrator / Bandit •QB – Dawg / Mike / Sam •PITCH – Cornerback / Free .

Punt Block / Return .

Punt Return Alignment Z P FB QB TE X P S M P X $ C B B C $ F .

Outside Block Z P FB QB TE X P S M P X $ C B B C $ F .

Double Team Return Z P FB QB TE X P S M P X $ C B B C $ F .

Inside Block Z P FB QB TE X P S M P X $ C B B C $ F .

Zone Bail Out Z P FB QB TE X P S M P X $ C B B C $ F .

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Trips Punt C $ B SN B $ S M F C PU .

Field Goal Extra Point Block .

Field Goal & XP Block K H WB X C $ B P S F P M X WB B $ C .

Side Block K H WB X C $ B P S F P M X WB B $ C .

Middle Heavy Block K H WB X C $ B P S F P B M X WB $ C .

Safe Block K H WB X C $ B P S F P M X WB B $ C .

Kickoff .

Kickoff • • • • • • • Regular Deep Angle Deep Worm Burner Bounce Hop Onside Kick Pass to Own Player Short Pooch Deep Pooch .

Cluster Kickoff 1 = Gunner 2 = Contain 3 = Wedge Buster K 1113 2 3 1 2 11 .

Hash Kickoff 1 = Gunner 2 = Contain 3 = Wedge Buster K = Kicker 1 2 1 K 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 .

Swinging Gate .

Swinging Gate Defense: Base Gate Z FB QB RB TE X B P P X B $ S M C $ F C .

20.Award Stickers •10. 30 Tackles •Tackle for a Loss (TFL) •Sack •Interception (INT) •Pass Break-Up (PBU) •Defensive Player of the Game (DPG) •Defensive Score (DS) •Defensive Shut-out (SO) •Meeting all Defensive Goals (DG) •Big Hit (BH) •Blocked Kick (BK) •Caused Fumble (CF) •Taking Out Two or More Blockers on a Play (BB) •Quarterback Hurry (QH) •Recovered Fumble (RF) •Great Play (GP) .

Elements of Defensive Practice Must be accomplished Dailey 1. 2. 7 on 7. Inside Run. 3. 4. 7. 5. 8. 6. or Dawg Alley Team Punt Punt Block Kick Off Field Goal and XP Block . Tackling Circuit Turn-over Circuit Pursuit Drills Individual Group – ie. 10. 9.