Jerry Gordon Split Eagle vs.

Run Cover 4 Read/3

Potomac Falls HS Jgordon0508@yahoo.com

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Why Split Eagle?
• Always +1 around the ball • Gap control defense. Mostly Outside Shades • Highly Flexible 3 down or 4 down (40 or 50) Option to flip/flop personnel

Why Split Eagle?
• Allows us to play fast and aggressive
– Tough to stay on doubles

• Have two Tandems 35, and 5,9 • Set it and forget • No easy release of TE • Not a lot of teams play it

When do we call Split Eagle 4/3
• TE is in the game • 2 Backs are in the game • Expecting Run • Vs. 2 backs Cover 4 • Vs. 1 Back 3

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What it looks like

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The player lined up over a TE is said to be in BANDIT Position

Defensive Line Alignments
• Dline- Ball hand down and Ball foot back • DT’s are in a 3 or a Shade • DE’s are in a 5 or a 7
– Crowd the ball – Line up as tight of a shade as possible without being reached. We are spill players

LB Alignments
Depth- 4 ½ to yards 5 MacLine up in a wide 30 Read OG to Flow Down, Pull, Reach, Pass Line up in a 20 never be leveraged Read Flow to OG Wide, Tight, Split, Pass

Will-

Rover Rules
• Line up away TE or Boundary

Normal 1x7 off OT (2 backs and 1 WR) Low 2x5 off OT (2 backs Slot) Hip 2x2 off TE (Double Tight) Apex Two receivers to your side and 1
backfield (Cover 3 check)

back in the

Sam Rules
• Line up to TE or Field

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Inside shoe to outside shoe

Low Apex

2x5 off OT (2 backs and no TE)

Two receivers to your side and 1 back in the backfield (Cover 3 check)

Let’s Get Set

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Sam and Mac line up to the Stud Te If no TE line up to Field Tackles are head up on the guards right now

Let’s Get Set
RIGHT, RIGHT

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Will now sets the front AWAY from the Sam and to him The tackle AWAY from the call is in a SHADE The Tackle TO the Call is in a 3

Let’s Get Set
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DE away from call is in a 5 DE to Call is in a 7 or a 5

Let’s Get Set
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Rover always align TO the call Free Always align to the MOST Receivers

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Let’s Get Set
1X8 1x7 1X8

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All Alignments are Ability Based And Game Plan Based The Free Safety is in a BANDIT Position

Let’s Get Set
2x10 2x5 1x8

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The Rover is in a Low Position The Corner is in a Bandit Position

RIGHT

Let’s Get Set

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2x2

FS The Rover is in a Hip Position because of the 7 Tech

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Left, Left

Let’s Get Set

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Right

Let’s Get Set

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Sam is in a Low because of 2 backs

Left

Let’s Get Set

Field is Left

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Rover is in an APEX because of 2 backs We now check to Cover (3 or 1) because 1 back

Left

Let’s Get Set

Field is Left

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We make a SLIDE call. ONLY Time LB’s will move We now check to Cover 3 because 1 back NOTE: Backer Force for Will

What if Sam is Wrong?
RIGHT Will MUST Set Front AWAY Sam

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Not what we want but it is still sound

Force Calls
• Sky- Rover Force • Cloud- Corner Force • Backer Force- LB Force • Read- TE inside release = Bandit Force TE outside release = Backer Force

Read Force TE Outside

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Sam has Pitch and Bandit has Outside half of the QB Remember: Bandit can be a Safety or Corner

Read Force TE Inside Release

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Sam is a spill player and has QB on ISV and Dive on OSV Bandit is a Pitch player

Power “B” Gap Open

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Power “B” Gap Open

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Sam Under and Bandit Over

Power “B” Gap Open

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Mac Over and Will Under

Power “B” Gap Open

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Backside Read

Power “B” Gap Closed

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Power “B” Gap Closed

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Sam Spill

Power “B” Gap Closed

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Bandit Over, Mac Under Mac Over, Will Under

Power “B” Gap Closed

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Backside Read

TOSS

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TOSS

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Sam: Work to a point 2x2 and try to set an edge

TOSS

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Mac, Will and X: Run inside out at a proper angle ALWAYS BALL BEHIND

TOSS

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Bandit: Fill Where needed

TOSS Weak

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Bandit: Fill Where needed

ISO

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ISO

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Mac Over and Will Under

ISO

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Bandit and Safety fill as needed

Counter 2 Man Side

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Counter 2 Man Side

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DE Spill: Take 2 if possible

Counter 2 Man Side

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Safety Over and Will Under

Counter 2 Man Side

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Ba Mac Over, DE Spill, Bandit read

Inside Veer To The TE

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Inside Veer to The TE

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Vs. Outside Release: Sam has Pitch We like to slow play and Bandit has Pass

Inside Veer to The TE

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Vs Inside Release: DE has Dive Mac Has QB (gap replace)

Inside Veer to the TE

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Will Over and Safety Under

Inside Veer to the SE

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Inside Veer to the SE

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DE has Dive vs. Inside Release

Inside Veer to the SE

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Will Has the QB and R has the Pitch

Inside Veer to the SE

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Will Has the QB and R has the Pitch

Outside Veer

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Outside Veer

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Sam to Dive Vs TE inside release

Outside Veer

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Bandit has Pitch Mac has QB

Outside Veer

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Will Over Safety Best Path

Mid Line Follow

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Mid Line Follow

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DT and Mac have Dive

Mid Line Follow

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Will Has INSIDE half of QB Rover has OUTSIDE half of QB

Mid Line Follow

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Sam is a FOLD player and the BA has Pitch

Trips Speed Strong

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Trips Speed Strong

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DE has QB outside and W has QB inside Vs. a big speed team we would set the front to the Sam

Trips Speed Strong

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Mac, Sam, and CB have to fight over their blocks They are PITCH Players

Trips Speed Strong

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Rover plays Counter Free checks for pass and becomes a Fill as needed Player NOTE: Backer Force

Speed Weak Trips

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Speed Weak Trips

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DE has QB Outside Will has QB Inside

Speed Weak Trips

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Rover has Pitch Note: Sky Force

Speed Weak Trips

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Mac has counter and cutback

Common Line Stunts- Clap
Call side DT

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Clap Vs. ISO Weak

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R Helps keep ISO front side… Forces FB to Change Path Like Pinch Here too

Common Line Stunts- Clobber
Call side DT and DE

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Common Line Stunts- Pinch
DE AWAY from call

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Pinch Vs. Power Strong

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This Closes B gap so OG must Pull Wide

Common Line Stunts- Pirate
DE and Sam AWAY from call

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Common Line Stunts- Raider
DE away and Tackle to

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Alignment Variations Split G

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Alignment Variations Split 11

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Never Vs. Two TE’S

Alignment Variations Split 33

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Never Vs. Two TE’S

Alignment Variations Tight 5
LEFT, LEFT

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Never Vs. Two Tights

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