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3-5-3 LB FUNDAMENTALS
1. ALIGNMENTS 2. STANCE & STARTS

3. RUN PASS READS
4. BLITZ TECHNIQUES 5. MAN COVERAGE 6. FINAL 3 (Zone Coverage) 7. FINAL 2 (Zone Coverge)
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ALIGNMENT IN BASE DEFENSE

LB HEELS ARE AT 5 YARDS FROM LOS

ALIGNMENT IN HEADS DEFENSE

LB HEELS ARE AT 5 YARDS FROM LOS

ALIGNMENT IN TUFF DEFENSE

LB HEELS ARE AT 5 YARDS FROM LOS

Hang Hands. Feet Slightly Wider Than Shoulder Width Apart With Ball Foot up Toe to Instep (MIKE is Balanced) 3.1. Knees Over Toes 6. Two Point Stance (Heels are at 5 yards from LOS) 2. Shoulders Over Knees. Heels Are Slightly Off The Ground With Weight On The Balls of Feet 4. Do Not Put Hands On Knees . Knees Are Slightly Bent 5.

Ball Foot Up. Feet Slightly Wider Than Shoulder Width Apart.1. 3. . Two Point Stance (Outside Shade of T or TE). 2. Hands Must be Up And Ready To Shoot From the Chest. Toe to Instep Stagger.

LB STANCE AND STARTS 1. LATERAL SHUFFLE (Backside Pursuit) 3. DOWNHILL SHUFFLE (Inside Running Plays) 2. ALLEY RUN (Outside Running Plays) 4. BLITZ GET-OFF (All Blitzes) Note: Each Stance and Start ends with a Press .

HIGH HAT = DROP FLOW AWAY: LATERAL SHUFFLE FOR CUTBACK OR CTR . OUT/OUT = COLLAPSE B 4. PULL IN = ATTACK THE DOWN 5. PULL OUT = ATTACK THE DOWN 6.SAM/WILL READS FOR STRONG/WEAK CALLS Bat Reads: FLOW TO: 1. DOWN/DOWN=SHOOT C B Gap Responsibility Key the GUARD TO NEAR BACK 3. DOWN/OUT = SHOOT B 2.

SAM/WILL KEY DOWN/OUT LB LB HATE Shoot B Aiming Point = Outside Hip of G .

SAM / WILL KEY DOWN/DOWN Shoot C Aiming Point = Outside Hip of T .

SAM / WILL KEY OUT/OUT Collapse B Aiming Point = Outside Hip of G .

TE WORK ONE GAP OUT *SAM vs. D GAP vs. TE work over Top of TE Inside Dog .SAM / WILL KEY REACH/REACH INSIDE OUT C GAP.

SAM / WILL KEY PULL IN Attack the Down .

SAM / WILL KEY PULL OUT Attack The Down = Fit Outside The End Inside the Dog .

SAM / WILL KEY HIGH HAT Drop .

HIGH HAT = DROP FLOW AWAY: SHUFFLE EYES GO TO QB (PLAY QB. PULL IN = SHUFFLE CONTAIN 4.SAM/WILL READS FOR SLANT/WHIP CALLS Bat Reads: FLOW TO: C Gap Key TACKLE / TIGHT END 1. CUTBACK. REV) . DOWN = SHOOT C 2. PULL OUT = ATTACK THE DOWN 5. COUNTER. OUT = COLLAPSE C 3.

SAM / WILL KEY DOWN Shoot C Aiming Point = Outside Hip of T .

SAM / WILL KEY OUT Collapse C Aiming Point = Outside Hip of T .

Counter. Rev .SAM / WILL KEY PULL IN SHUFFLE CONTAIN = Eyes Looking for QB. Cutback.

SAM / WILL KEY PULL OUT Attack The Down Aiming Point = Outside Hip of T .

SAM / WILL KEY HIGH HAT DROP .

PULL IN = SQUEEZE FOR CONTAIN 5. REACH = PUSH PULL 4. HIGH HAT = PASS RUSH . (qb.TUFF/HEADS READS (C or D Gap Contain) Bat Reads: FLOW TO: C Gap Responsibility Key TE 1. Keep o/s Arm Free. bootleg. contain. reverse) 2. OUT = COLLAPSE THE GAP 3. Eyes inside for 1st Threat. DOWN = SQUEEZE THE DOWN.

.TUFF/HEADS READS (C or B Gap) Slant Inside Slant Inside: Step with Inside Foot. Read his Block. Aim at the outside hip of the next Lineman Inside. Stay Square in Gap. Second Step is Vertical. Clear the Man in front of you with 1st Step (45 Degree Step). Use a Big Rip with the Outside Arm.

PULL OUT = ATTACK THE DOWN 5. . DOWN = ATTACK THE DOWN 2. HIGH HAT = DROP Note: Always Inside Out on Ball Carrier. OUT = SHOOT A 3. PULL IN = STACK NOSE TO DOWN (CUTBACK) 4.MIKE READS FLOW TO A GAP MIKE Reads: A Gap Responsibility Away From Nose NEAR BACK to A GAP GUARD FLOW TO: 1.

MIKE KEY DOWN ATTACK THE DOWN .

MIKE KEY OUT SHOOT A .

MIKE KEY REACH/REACH WORK ONE GAP OUT FOR CUTBACK .

MIKE KEY PULL IN STACK THE NOSE TO CUTBACK .

MIKE KEY PULL OUT ATTACK THE DOWN (INSIDE OUT ON CUTBACK .

6. Attack Outside Hip of Lineman in Gap 3.BLITZ TECHNIQUE 1. Accelerate Feet on Contact. 2. C-Gap Blitzers Contain 5. 7. 8. Never let Feet Die. Eyes go to Ball after Destroying the block. See your Blocker to play the block. Blitz From Depth (*change-up sometimes) Snap Indicator will determining Cheating on Blitz. Ready to Dip and Rip With Inside and Outside. . A & B Gap Blitzers Spill 4.

Blitz vs Down/Out SQUEEZE EYES INSIDE (THINK SPILL) .

Blitz vs Down/Down SQUEEZE EYES INSIDE (TIGHT OFF T’s HIP) (THINK SPILL) .

Blitz vs Out/Out COLLAPSE THE GAP O/S ARM FREE .

Blitz vs Reach/Reach WORK ONE GAP OUT .

Blitz vs Pull In HIP POCKET .

Blitz vs Pull Out REDIRECT PUSH OUTSIDE .

High Hat PASS RUSH HALF-MAN: -OUTSIDE HALF OF OL -2 WAY GO ON RB .

LB MAN COVERAGES: BLACK. HE PLAYS MAN ON RB OR #3. BROWN . 1. WHITE.LB MAN COVERAGE RULES 1 RB RULE: BANJO RAT RB 2 RB RULE: BANJO RAT #3 NOTE: NO RAT IF ONLY ONE LB LEFT IN COVERAGE. 0.

Stay Square as long as possible. If Receiver feet chop down. Accelerate to receiver the more he widens. Play eyes and hands of receiver. Knock off course and use trail technique. Put Body between QB and Receiver. Close to receiver and do not let him slip you inside. OUTSIDE RELEASE = ACCELERATE Engage with inside Leverage. Use outside hand and foot to attack receiver.MAN RULES INSIDE RELEASE = DENY Never get beat inside. AIMING POINT: EYES ON INSIDE HIP . VERTICAL RELEASE = EAR HOLE Attack with inside leverage. LB slows down keeping inside leverage.

Do Not allow an inside route. PUNISH CROSSERS! . Get to 8 yards depth and Square Shoulders to the Final Three.RAT TECHNIQUE This is the 3 Hole Player who becomes a Zone Player. Drop off of #3 if LB does not have a man.

BANJO RAT vs. 1 RB Ex. Bob Strong 1 .

2 RB Ex.BANJO RAT vs. Mike Strong 1 .

Lean to QB’s Eyes. Slow Route Inside Settle 1 Yard on Inside Hip. Nothing Inside Use Trail Technique..LB ZONE COVERAGE RULES FINAL 3: Used to the WR Strength of Formation. #3 Inside Release: Use Backpedal to gain depth to take away Deeper Drags and Digs. . Eyes to QB. Fast Route Inside Collision. Collision and look outside for Final 3. #3 Outside Release: Get Depth and Width on Drop and take Inside Leverage on Final 3. Read the Release of #3. #3 Vertical Release: Attack with Inside Leverage.

EXAMPLE OF FINAL 3 (Out Route) Ex. BLAST GREEN .

BLAST GREEN .EXAMPLE OF FINAL 3 (Vertical Route) Ex.

EXAMPLE OF FINAL 3 (Inside Route) Ex. BLAST GREEN .

Get Eyes on 1. #2 Outside Release: Get under #1 now and Leverage the Flat. Slow Inside 1 Yard inside Leverage.LB ZONE COVERAGE RULES FINAL 2 (CURL-FLAT): Will LB plays this to the Dog’s I’m Gone Call in 2 Deep Shell. Read Release of 2 to 1. If #1 goes vertical use trail technique on 2. If 1 comes insides or stops attack 1. Eyes to QB. Fast #2 (Tell End to play B Gap) . #2 Inside Release: Get underneath #1 and Leverage the Flat. #2 Vertical Release: Attack 2 with Inside Leverage. Fast Inside Collision. Look For Drags Coming Back Across Note: Possible Bow Call vs.

EXAMPLE OF FINAL 2 (Out Route) Ex. Thunder Check Red .

Thunder Check Red .EXAMPLE OF FINAL 2 (Vertical Route) Ex.

EXAMPLE OF FINAL 2 (Vertical Route) Ex. Thunder Check Red .

EXAMPLE OF FINAL 2 (Inside Route) Ex. Thunder Check Red .

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