Defensive Playbook

2006

Defensive Plays
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Red Safety RCB ROLB RILB LILB LOLB LCB Rusher Girls are CIRCLES Guys are SQUARES .

drop back another 5 at the snap and wait in your zone. no mental lapses. Post pattern behind the LBs but in front of the safeties. Any zone defense can get picked apart if the QB has time to throw« LCB/LBs: play 7 yards off the ball. 2 safeties. 3 linebackers. play receivers if they run into your area. force QB to the left if right-handed. no hunches. The soft spots of this defense: The deep out behind the corners but in front of the safeties. Rusher: be aggressive. 2 cornerbacks. 2 are playing the deep half zones. Watch the QB¶s eyes. ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ . No guessing. cover the QB once ball is gone. the deep posts and the deep flag patterns. give them the 5 yard out. they need long yardage« RCB/S: you are the last line of defense. EVER!!!! NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!! Cover the fly patterns. the corners will cover any 10-20 yard buttonhooks or outs. let them go if they want to leave«The linebackers will cover any slants. Your job is so vital it¶s simple«NO ONE GETS BEHIND YOU. hitches or shallow crossing patterns.Red (5-2 Zone) ‡ ‡ ‡ Basic 5-2 zone defense: 1 rusher. 5 are playing a shallow zone across the field. no hot-dogging.

Blue Safety RCB ROLB RILB LILB LOLB LCB Rusher Girls are CIRCLES Guys are SQUARES .

‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ . The soft spots of this defense: The deep out behind the corners but in front of the safeties. EVER!!!! NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!! Cover the fly patterns. Any zone defense can get picked apart if the QB has time to throw« RCB/LBs: play 7 yards off the ball. they need long yardage« LCB/S: you are the last line of defense. Rusher: be aggressive. play receivers if they run into your area. let them go if they want to leave«The linebackers will cover any slants. give them the 5 yard out. Watch the QB¶s eyes. no mental lapses. Post pattern behind the LBs but in front of the safeties. no hunches. Your job is so vital it¶s simple«NO ONE GETS BEHIND YOU. 2 are playing the deep half zones. 3 linebackers. the corners will cover any 10-20 yard buttonhooks or outs. no hot-dogging.Blue (5-2 Zone) ‡ ‡ ‡ Basic 5-2 zone defense: 1 rusher. 2 safeties. drop back another 5 at the snap and wait in your zone. 5 are playing a shallow zone across the field. force QB to the left if right-handed. the deep posts and the deep flag patterns. cover the QB once ball is gone. No guessing. hitches or shallow crossing patterns. 2 cornerbacks.

Red Stagger Safety RCB ROLB RILB LILB LOLB LCB Rusher Girls are CIRCLES Guys are SQUARES .

The soft spots of this defense: The deep out behind the corners but in front of the free safeties. force QB to the left if right-handed. skinny posts or shallow posts are your domain. 2 linebackers. or deep curl patterns between the corners and the rover. drop back another 5 at the snap and wait in your zone. Rusher: be aggressive. no hotdogging. no hunches.Red Stagger (4-1-2 zone) ‡ ‡ ‡ 4-1-2 zone defense: 1 rusher. and there is one playing the intermediate zone. Any deep crossing patterns. they need long yardage« LILB: you are responsible for the intermediate middle of the field. If three receivers are going deep you need to defend the deep middle« RCB/safety: you are the last line of defense. 1 shallow safety. 2 are playing the deep half zones. No guessing. play receivers if they run into your area. EVER!!!! NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!! Cover the fly patterns. no mental lapses. the corners will cover any 10-20 yard buttonkooks or outs. let them go if they want to leave«The linebackers will cover any slants. give them the 5 yard out. 2 cornerbacks. ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ . 4 are playing a shallow zone across the field. hitches or shallow crossing patterns. Watch the QB¶s eyes. 2 deep safeties. Any zone defense can get picked apart if the QB has time to throw« LCB/LBs: play 7 yards off the ball. cover the QB once ball is gone. sending the two outside receivers on fly patterns and a slot receiver/center on a deep post pattern. the deep posts and the deep flag patterns. Your job is so vital it¶s simple«NO ONE GETS BEHIND YOU.

Blue Stagger Safety RCB ROLB RILB LILB LOLB LCB Rusher Girls are CIRCLES Guys are SQUARES .

Watch the QB¶s eyes. 1 shallow safety. ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ . 2 are playing the deep half zones. 2 cornerbacks. let them go if they want to leave«The linebackers will cover any slants. The soft spots of this defense: The deep out behind the corners but in front of the free safeties. No guessing. they need long yardage« RILB: you are responsible for the intermediate middle of the field. no mental lapses. or deep curl patterns between the corners and the rover. 2 deep safeties. the deep posts and the deep flag patterns. Your job is so vital it¶s simple«NO ONE GETS BEHIND YOU. sending the two outside receivers on fly patterns and a slot receiver/center on a deep post pattern. give them the 5 yard out. hitches or shallow crossing patterns. no hotdogging. drop back another 5 at the snap and wait in your zone. 2 linebackers.Blue Stagger (4-1-2 zone) ‡ ‡ ‡ 4-1-2 zone defense: 1 rusher. Any deep crossing patterns. force QB to the left if right-handed. and there is one playing the intermediate zone. no hunches. Any zone defense can get picked apart if the QB has time to throw« RCB/LBs: play 7 yards off the ball. cover the QB once ball is gone. play receivers if they run into your area. skinny posts or shallow posts are your domain. If three receivers are going deep you need to defend the deep middle« LCB/safety: you are the last line of defense. the corners will cover any 10-20 yard buttonkooks or outs. 4 are playing a shallow zone across the field. Rusher: be aggressive. EVER!!!! NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!! Cover the fly patterns.

Red Dog Safety RCB ROLB RILB LILB LOLB LCB Rusher Girls are CIRCLES Guys are SQUARES .

2 deep safeties. hitches or shallow crossing patterns. drop back another 5 at the snap and wait in your zone. they need long yardage« RCB/safety: you are the last line of defense. no mental lapses. Your job is so vital it¶s simple«NO ONE GETS BEHIND YOU. no hunches. ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ . no hotdogging. contain the QB and do not let him/her get outside of you. EVER!!!! NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!! Cover the fly patterns. Rushers: be aggressive. let them go if they want to leave«The linebackers will cover any slants. No guessing. LCB/LBs: play 7 yards off the ball. play receivers if they run into your area. the deep posts and the deep flag patterns. 2 cornerbacks. give them the 5 yard out. the corners will cover any 10-20 yard buttonkooks or outs. The soft spots of this defense: The deep out behind the corners but in front of the safeties.Red Dog (4-2 zone) ‡ ‡ ‡ 4-2 zone defense: 2 rushers. 4 are playing a shallow zone across the field and 2 are playing the deep half zones. 2 linebackers. Watch the QB¶s eyes. Post pattern behind the LBs but in front of the safeties.

Blue Dog Safety RCB ROLB RILB LILB LOLB LCB Rusher Girls are CIRCLES Guys are SQUARES .

the deep posts and the deep flag patterns. 2 linebackers. give them the 5 yard out. no hotdogging. let them go if they want to leave«The linebackers will cover any slants. 4 are playing a shallow zone across the field and 2 are playing the deep half zones. No guessing. drop back another 5 at the snap and wait in your zone. they need long yardage« LCB/safety: you are the last line of defense. The soft spots of this defense: The deep out behind the corners but in front of the safeties. no mental lapses. Post pattern behind the LBs but in front of the safeties. contain the QB and do not let him/her get outside of you. play receivers if they run into your area. no hunches. Watch the QB¶s eyes. EVER!!!! NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!! Cover the fly patterns. 2 cornerbacks. Rushers: be aggressive. 2 deep safeties. ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ . RCB/LBs: play 7 yards off the ball. Your job is so vital it¶s simple«NO ONE GETS BEHIND YOU.Blue Dog (4-2 zone) ‡ ‡ ‡ 4-2 zone defense: 2 rushers. the corners will cover any 10-20 yard buttonkooks or outs. hitches or shallow crossing patterns.

Red Rover Safety RCB ROLB RILB LILB LOLB LCB Rusher Girls are CIRCLES Guys are SQUARES .

no mental lapses. Post pattern behind the LBs but in front of the safeties. cover someone man-to-man. 4 are playing a shallow zone across the field and 2 are playing the deep half zones. the deep posts and the deep flag patterns. 2 cornerbacks. 2 deep safeties. Any zone defense can get picked apart If he has too much time« LCB/LBs: play 7 yards off the ball. 2 linebackers. Your job is so vital it¶s simple«NO ONE GETS BEHIND YOU. they need long yardage« RCB/safety: you are the last line of defense. hitches or shallow crossing patterns. force QB to the left if right-handed. no hunches. the corners will cover any 10-20 yard buttonhooks or outs. play receivers if they run into your area. EVER!!!! NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!! Cover the fly patterns. Rusher: be aggressive. give them the 5 yard out. No guessing. no hotdogging. Watch the QB¶s eyes. ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ . drop back another 5 at the snap and wait in your zone. spy the QB. let them go if they want to leave«The linebackers will cover any slants.Red Rover (4-2 zone w/ Rover) ‡ ‡ ‡ 4-2 zone defense with a rover: 1 rusher. Above all: make a play!!! The soft spots of this defense: The deep out behind the corners but in front of the safeties. Rover: do whatever you feel needs to be done. cover the QB once ball is gone. Help with the pass rush.

Blue Rover Safety RCB ROLB RILB LILB LOLB LCB Rusher Girls are CIRCLES Guys are SQUARES .

Rusher: be aggressive. spy the QB. Your job is so vital it¶s simple«NO ONE GETS BEHIND YOU. hitches or shallow crossing patterns. EVER!!!! NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!! Cover the fly patterns. give them the 5 yard out. Help with the pass rush. No guessing. they need long yardage« LCB/safety: you are the last line of defense. the deep posts and the deep flag patterns. 2 cornerbacks. 2 deep safeties. 2 linebackers. 4 are playing a shallow zone across the field and 2 are playing the deep half zones. drop back another 5 at the snap and wait in your zone. no mental lapses. Watch the QB¶s eyes. cover the QB once ball is gone. Post pattern behind the LBs but in front of the safeties. let them go if they want to leave«The linebackers will cover any slants. the corners will cover any 10-20 yard buttonhooks or outs. no hunches.Blue Rover (4-2 zone w/ Rover) ‡ ‡ ‡ 4-2 zone defense with a rover: 1 rusher. Rover: do whatever you feel needs to be done. Any zone defense can get picked apart If he has too much time« RCB/LBs: play 7 yards off the ball. play receivers if they run into your area. ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ . Above all: make a play!!! The soft spots of this defense: The deep out behind the corners but in front of the safeties. force QB to the left if right-handed. cover someone man-to-man. no hotdogging.

Green Safety RCB ROLB RILB LILB LOLB LCB Rusher Girls are CIRCLES Guys are SQUARES .

play receivers if they run into your area. no hunches. the outside linebackers will cover any 10-20 yard buttonhooks or outs. deep squarein or deep buttonhook. no mental lapses. force QB to the left if right-handed. Rusher: be aggressive. 4 are playing a shallow zone across the field and 3 are playing the deep third zones. all behind the linebackers but in front of the corners and safeties. The soft spots of this defense: The deep out. 3 deep safeties. give them the 5 yard out. ‡ ‡ ‡ . Your job is so vital it¶s simple«NO ONE GETS BEHIND YOU. they need long yardage« CBs/safety: you are the last line of defense. the deep posts and the deep flag patterns. EVER!!!! NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!! Cover the fly patterns. Watch the QB¶s eyes. Any zone defense can get picked apart If he has too much time« LBs: play 7 yards off the ball. cover the QB once ball is gone. hitches or shallow crossing patterns. 4 linebackers. No guessing. let them go if they want to leave«The inside linebackers will cover any slants.Green (4-3 zone) ‡ ‡ ‡ 4-3 zone defense: 1 rusher. drop back another 5 at the snap and wait in your zone. no hotdogging.

Black Safety RCB ROLB RILB LILB LOLB LCB Rusher Girls are CIRCLES Guys are SQUARES .

cornerbacks use an inside shade technique and use the sideline as an extra defender.Black (Man 1 Deep) ‡ ‡ ‡ Basic man-to-man defense: 1 rusher. be careful about crossing routes and pick plays. no hotdogging. If a guy and a girl come out of the backfield. Rusher: be aggressive. one of them is uncovered« ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ . no lapses. Be quick and decisive and let the entire team know if the ball goes to the other (uncovered) person. no hunches. 1 safety. if both blocking backs go out for a pass. If both go out. everyone be careful about crossing routes and pick plays RILB: play the center man-to man. Free safety: you are the last line of defense. everyone else defending man-to-man. pick up the guy man-to-man. EVER!!!! NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!! 2 main weaknesses of this defense: if three guys are on the line of scrimmage then one of our girls is playing man-to-man versus a guy. The defense is as dominating as you are« CBs/LBs: play man-to-man with a slight cushion. you have to choose one to cover. force QB to the left if right-handed. Your job is vitally simple«NO ONE GETS BEHIND YOU. LILB: you are responsible for either of the two blockers if they go out for a pass. cover the QB once ball is gone. No guessing.

White Safety RCB ROLB RILB LILB LOLB LCB Rusher Girls are CIRCLES Guys are SQUARES .

This is for short yardage or for goal-line plays only« Rusher: be aggressive.White (Man No Deep) ‡ ‡ ‡ Basic man-to-man defense: 1 rusher. This defense is as smothering as the pressure you create« CBs/LBs/S: play tight man-to-man as they probably only need a few yards (especially goalline). GET THE QB!!!! Cover the QB once ball is gone. force QB to the left if right-handed. 7 defenders man-to-man. the inside LBs and the safety have the center and blocking backs man-to man. the defenders can talk about switching whom they defend if the receivers do cross. cornerbacks use an inside shade technique and use the sideline as an extra defender. ‡ ‡ ‡ . ONE MAIN WEAKNESS of this defense: No safety help if someone goes deep or a tackle is missed after a completion. Everyone be careful about crossing routes and pick plays«if there are two guy or two girl receivers on one side.

Silver Safety RCB ROLB RILB LILB LOLB LCB Rusher Girls are CIRCLES Guys are SQUARES .

2 deep safeties. cornerbacks use an inside shade technique and use the sideline as an extra defender. 5 defenders man-to-man. Your job is vitally simple«NO ONE GETS BEHIND YOU. No guessing. no lapses. cover the QB once ball is gone. inside LB plays the center man-to man. force QB to the left if right-handed. EVER!!!! NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!! ‡ ‡ ‡ ONE MAIN WEAKNESS of this defense: the blocking backs are uncovered if they go out for a pass« . no hot-dogging. The defense is as dominating as you are« CBs/LBs: play man-to-man with a slight cushion.Silver (Man 2 Deep) ‡ ‡ ‡ Basic man-to-man defense: 1 rusher. everyone be careful about crossing routes and pick plays safeties: you are the last line of defense. Rusher: be aggressive. no hunches.