Coach Daniels Presents

The 33 Odd Stack Defense
Joseph Daniels Defensive Coordinator Natomas High School Sacramento, California

Why run the 33 Odd Stack
Allows us to get BEST 11 athletes on the field Flexibility; rush OR drop 8 players Easy to teach, techniques are ALWAYS the same Creates doubt in the offense due to pre-snap movement The defense promotes aggressive play There is no need for a Nickel or Dime personnel package, again your best 11 are already on the field • The defense easily morphs into a 4 or 5 man front. • Finally, again it is SIMPLE. • • • • • •

33 Base Alignments
4
3x3 yards L 7 yards C
LL B

4
NG

E

0
5 yards

E

3x3 yards R 7 yards C

ML B

RL B

12 yards S

Base 33 Run Gaps and Pass Drops
E
L
LL B ML B RL B NG

E
R

C C S

33 Base Responsibilities and Keys Nose Guard
Run: Play side A gap in direction Pass: Rush either A gap Keys: Primary: Center/Ball Movement Secondary: Both Guards Techniques: Punch center, inside lockout, keep shoulders square, find guards for POA

Key Blocks: • Drive Block: Knock center back, square , locate ball • Dbl Team: Attack guard, stay low, make a pile • Hook/Reach: control center’s outside shoulder • Zone: play like hook stay parallel, keep center of LB’s • Center away, G down: release from C and control guards outside shoulder • Pass: rush either A gap

33 Base Responsibilities and Keys Nose Guard Continued

33 Base Responsibilities and Keys Defensive Ends
Run: Play C gap Pass: Contain QB if Razer/Lazer in coverage

Keys: Primary: Tackle
Secondary: TE/Near Back

Technique: step near foot, Rip
backside forearm, square up, anticipate TE/near back block

33 Base Responsibilities and Keys Defensive Ends Continued Key Blocks
•Drive Block: Rip through tackles head, turn OT shoulders, control C gap •OT/OG zone away: penetrate, flatten ,look for cut back •OT/OG zone to: rip through OT head, keep OT from LB’s, avoid OG’s block Plug C and bounce play outside •Tackle/End DBL Team: attack TE, flatten across his face •Tackle blocks down, DE unblocked: stop flatten, look for trap and trap the trapper, if POA is

33 Base Responsibilities and Keys Razor and Lazer
Run To: Fly up and secure D gap Run Away: Check TE, then pursue the Ball Pass: Depends on coverage Keys: Primary: Tight End or Ball Movement Secondary: Near back, Pulling Lineman Techniques: Read TE block, contain run if TE blocks, drop into pass coverage if he releases

33 Base Responsibilities and Keys Razor and Lazer Continued Key Blocks:
•TE blocks down or Near Back kicks out: Off-Tackle play, fill the TE’s block, spill play outside •TE down/Back Hooks: Sweep, keep shoulders parallel, maintain outside leverage, force runner inside or outside DEEP •TE blocks you or releases/near back kicks out RLB or LLB: Off tackle Play, if TE releases cover him or drop in coverage. If TE blocks, squeeze play inside, maintain outside leverage and expect runner to bounce outside •TE Blocks Player/Sweep: Beat TE’s block and blow up play in the backfield •TE releases/Flow away: check TE for throwback ,

33 Base Responsibilities and Keys Mike Linebacker
Run: fly to LOS and plug B gap Pass: Depends upon the coverage Keys: Primary: Backfield flow Secondary: Pulling guards Techniques: keep shoulders parallel to LOS. Attack block as close to LOS as possible, take on blockers outside shoulder with outside leg back. Pursue

33 Base Responsibilities and Keys Mike Linebacker Continued Key Blocks
Flowside G blocks LB: attack G’s outside shoulder a close to LOS as possible, maintain outside leverage, bounce play out side Flowside G pulls opposite flow: reverse direction and plug opposite B gap Flowside T blocks LB: control T’s shoulder and fill outside of the block Flowside G blocks down/Near back blocks LB: attack backs outside shoulder with inside forearm rip as close to LOS as possible, keep outside leverage, spill play outside Passing play: depends on coverage

Run: Plug the B or C gap depending on OT’s block and direction of DE’s slant Pass: Depends on coverage Keys Primary: Tackle Secondary: Backfield flow/Pulling Guards Technique: Keep shoulders parallel to the line and attack blocks close to LOS. Attack blockers outside shoulder. Pursue runs from an inside out position

33 Base Responsibilities and Keys Rob and Lou LB’s

33 Base Responsibilities and Keys Rob and Lou LB’s Continued Key Blocks
DE slants outside /OT blocks DE: Fill B gap, attack the guard or near back close to LOS. Keep outside leverage DE slants outside/OT blocks Player: If flow is away, rip through the tackles block, look for cutback, if towards player, avoid OT’s block and fill C gap off of DE’s tail DE slants outside/OT gets Mike: fill B gap DE slants inside/OT blocks player: Fill C gap, Attack OT at LOS, maintain leverage, bounce play outside DE slants inside/ OT blocks Mike: fill to DE tail TE/OT DBL team DE: fill close to DBL team, take on near back or pulling OL with inside forearm ,maintain outside leverage TE blocks Player: attack TE with outside forearm, maintain inside leverage and protect C gap

Formation Adjustments Full House/’Bone

L C

E
LLB

NG

E
RLB

R

ML B

C

S

Formation Adjustments -Trips

L C

E
LL B

NG

E
R
RL B

ML B

C

S

Pass Coverages - Cover 1
E
LL B

L

N G
ML B

E
R
RL B

C

C

S

Free

Cover 2
E
LL B

L

N G
ML B

E
RL B

C

C

S

R

We will rush one of the LB’s unless there is a max call, then we will drop 8

Cover 2 Man
E
C L
LL B

N G
ML B

E
C
RL B

S

R

Cover 3
L

E
LL B

N G
ML B

E
RL B

R

C

C

S

Cover 4
E
LL B

L

N G
ML B

E
RL B

C S R

C

Stunts and Blitzes
Up Eagle

E
LL B

N G

E
ML B RL B LL B

E

N G
ML B

E
RL B

Bear

Switch

LL B

E

N G
ML B

E

RL B

E
LL B

N G
ML B

E
RL B

Stunts and Blitzes

E
LL B

N G
ML B

E
RL B

E
LL B

N G
ML B

E
RL B

E
LL B

N G
ML B

E
RL B

E
LL B

N G
ML B

E
RL B

Stunts and Blitzes

E
L
LL B

N G
ML B RL B

E
R

E
L
LL B

N G
ML B

E
R
RL B

33 vs. Wing-T
E
L C
LL B

NG

E
R
RL B

ML B

C

S