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90 PROTECTION CONCEPTS
Andrew Coverdale ² Assistant Football Coach ² Trinity High School Coverdale@thsrock.net http://www.mediafire.com/?m3zxzmm2it5
INTRODUCTION / OVERVIEW Head Coach Bob Beatty ± Run & Shoot roots Current profile & how this fits 50/50 run pass (this year) Per gm: 4-7 Keeper / 2-5 Fast touch / 2-4 Quicks / 2-4 Half roll / 221-2 Frontside Play Action / 5-8 Quick Roll / 4-6 Screen 54Belief in varied launch points Conceptual carry-over carry- Base Protectio n Summar yT able .
Keeper / Naked 2. Quicks (3 quick ± 3 big ± poss reset for depth) 4. Frontside Play Action (Ball fake 5 Quick / 5 & Hitch) 6.LAUNCH POINT SUMMARY 1. Quick Roll (Tight U ± Possible kick back) Run development 90-190 w/Cut technique 9090-190 9060-70 6060-70 w/Possible Jump set 6060-70 60- Base Protectio n Summar yT able 5 . Half Roll (5 quick or 5 & Hitch) 5. Fast Touch (1 step) 3.
RB Frontside Unit of C. either from Gun or under center. built- P A *If uncovered.T Can ³redirect´ the SLIDE side if we know where pressure is coming from (prefer to SLIDE into it. as a backside A gap ´Sliderµ B C 90 (frontside right) shown . being responsible for LB threats to the man side working inside out (³Point´ to ³Hang´) (³Point´ ³Hang´) Basic protection is made of a two 3 man units. and MAN the backside with the RB frontside. TAGS can help by game plan as well. the BSG becomes part of the ´Slideµ. can handle 3 rushers on either side: Backside Unit of G*. keep the back clean) Have built-in answers to handle 4th from either side. «therefore requires a ³Dish´ (µline in the sand¶ of protection¶) that is FIRM in the middle with only a very little give (maybe) on the edges (have to be specific here) To create this ³Dish´.9090-190 PROTECTION: The Big Picture Protection designed for the Quarterback to throw from a spot 4 to 5 yards deep directly behind the center.G. we SLIDE to gaps on the frontside.T.
head up DL on the OL in front of them does) does) ET LT C LG RB C RT RB ET LT LG RG LG RB RT RB 90 (frontside right) shown .9090-190 PROTECTION: Slide Side Slide side linemen must identify PRIMARY and SECONDARY threats to their gap pre-snap preA primary threat is a Down Lineman aligned in their gap (head up DL on them does not count.
prioritized by how likely / close they are to that gap 0: DL head-up or shaded behind my gap* head1: LB over my gap at less than 5 yards¶ depth 2: DL one gap in front of my gap 3: LB over my gap 5 yards or deeper 4: Next closest LB behind or in front of my gap 3 C 4b 0 LT LG 0 C ET 1 4a 2 RT ET RB LT LG 3 RG 3 0 LG 0 2 RB 4 1 RT 2 RB 90 (frontside right) shown .9090-190 PROTECTION: Slide Side Slide side linemen must identify PRIMARY and SECONDARY threats to their gap pre-snap preA primary threat is a Down Lineman aligned in their gap Secondary threats are other players that can blitz to their gap.
If within the ³handshake zone. shoulders square ET LT C 4b LG 0 C 4a RT ET LG RB RB LT LG RT 90 (frontside right) shown . pass him to the lineman in the gap he¶s going to.´ See threats behind your gap with your peripheral. keeping your head in your gap and taking your eyes through your secondary threat ³matrix. don¶t turn to look for it Key technique points: Eyes in my gap. If the primary threat stunts out of your gap.´ they JUMP SET him.9090-190 PROTECTION: Slide Side Linemen with a primary threat attack their primary threat to force him to show quickly if he¶s going to stay in that gap.
established pre-snap (see threats behind you entering your peripheral. predon¶t turn to look at them) Give defenders a ONE WAY GO through your gap (patience!) 3 3 ET LT C 2 RB RB 1 RB ET LG RG 0 LG C 2 RT LT 0 LG 1 RT 90 (frontside right) shown . inside ³hard hand´ on 0 threat DL Shoulders stay square.9090-190 PROTECTION: Slide Side Linemen with no primary threat use STICK technique: Inside foot in concrete. scanning secondary threats in the order I gap. eyes in the gap.
9090-190 PROTECTION: Slide Side A walked-up or shown threat outside a 4 technique activates a ³WIDE LOAD´ call by the tackle walked³WIDE LOAD´ Walked up threat is now Tackle¶s primary threat. C the third widest« C ET LG RG RB RB G LT LG C RT T 55 LT LG RT ³Wide Load 55´ 55´ 90 (frontside right) shown . next DL is Guard¶s primary threat. ³BANG´ technique that kicks for width and depth to give rushers time to sort out where their final destination is«stay inside-out on threats as you insideidentify them«T ultimately ends up on widest threat. threat assessment works as normal from there No stick technique by any linemen: instead. G next widest.
9090-190 PROTECTION: Man Side Man side linemen block MAN ON (Possible µTEAM¶ call between uncovered T and TE who¶s in) BASIC or ON vertical alignment preferred. the BSG becomes part of the ´Slideµ. set your outside eye to his inside eye. can jump set if DL is in a tight handshake relationship. walk out all stalemates Will snap / pass all twists Possible µSquat alerts¶ to help with sets P A *If uncovered. as a backside A gap ´Sliderµ B C 90 (frontside right) shown .
Uniform number of ³Hang´ LB first.9090-190 PROTECTION: Running Back ID Process begins with RB. as he does on every play. then uniform # of ³Point´ ³POINT´ is any LB B gap or tighter (G/T area) ³HANG´ is any LB D gap or wider (outside TE area) Any LB in the C gap area is considered both HANG and POINT 33 90 66 41 97 56 12 23 90 38 71 11 44 33 20 46 31 87 22 95 Ex 1: Protection is 190 41 is Point 12 is Hang Ex 2: Prot is 90 38 is Point 23 is Hang Ex 3: Protection is 190 31 is Point 22 is considered BOTH Point & Hang . who IDs Point & Hang just as we do in the run game! RB will call these out.
technique is to POP your feet in your tracks as you BLINK at your threats.9090-190 PROTECTION: Running Back RB¶s responsibility is POINT to HANG IF in a BASE protection. one µpop¶ per threat. If their threat attacks the opposite or SLIDE side. eye the hang from there.´ FIT into the nearest gap. & wait for a LB to come to them from the Slide side (internal cross dogs) 1 2 1 1 2 3 33 90 66 41 97 56 12 2 38 23 90 71 11 44 33 20 31 46 22 87 15 JOKER JOKER Ex 1: Protection is 190 Ex 2: Prot is 90 Ex 3: Protection is 190 . they must call ³JOKER JOKER. technique is to ATTACK the gap to the point (get in the µwall¶. and get into your route WITH URGENCY RB are only responsible for their threat if they blitz to the MAN SIDE. and SQUAT if nothing shows (possible ³Squat alert´ calls IF in a CHECK RELEASE protection.
It does not answer overload/#s problems Three things will cause the QB to ³redirect´ the slide side with a ³Right´ or ³Left´ call: 1. Shown internal heat to the man side 2. On the line overhang to the man side 3. Secondary rotation to the man side 4 33 90 66 41 97 56 12 23 90 38 71 11 44 33 20 31 46 22 87 15 RIGHT RIGHT Ex 1: Protection is 190 LEFT LEFT Wide Load 23 Ex 2: Prot is 90 RIGHT RIGHT Ex 3: Protection is 190 .9090-190 PROTECTION: Redirects A ³redirect´ simply reassign the 3 man units to get the best matchup when we feel like we know where the heat is coming from.
We still call the Slide to that threat. RB handles all Hang threats Can Stud / Slug RB to an on the line Hang 4 2 15 33 41 97 56 1 22 38 1 1 2 12 11 71 44 3 14 90 66 23 90 BIG RIGHT Ex 1: Protection is 190 BIG LEFT (Slug) Ex 2: Prot is 90 .9090-190 PROTECTION: ´Meatloaf Ruleµ If 2 or more of the redirect scenarios are present. the defense is presenting the threat of 4 rushers to that side. but add the word ³Big´ to tell the RB to work: a) Hang to the Slide side b) Point to the Man side c) Hang to man side (late) There is no longer a need for a WIDE LOAD call.
Even RB 1 23 97 51 77 41 49 99 31 23 95 64 43 78 87 9 Unc Cov Cov Unc Cov STICK Possible A gap Squat alert Unc Cov Cov Unc Cov Possible B gap Squat alert STICK 190 v. Split RB 1 RB 2 RB 2 90 v. Fronts 190 v.9090-190: Base Version v. Stack RB 1 83 35 25 49 2 99 44 1 34 60 43 93 19 74 37 Unc Cov Cov Unc Cov STICK Possible B gap Squat alert Unc Cov Cov Unc Cov Possible B gap STICK Squat alert . Odd RB 1 RB 2 RB 3 RB 2 90 v.
9090-190 PROTECTION: Tags TAG (#) ³Blink´ (6) ³Y´ (7) POINT RB ± Check release RB ± Check release HANG RB ± Check release TE ± Check release ADJUSTMENTS No check rel. 3 down if top two threats are on different sides ³Franky´ (6) TE Check releases off Hang to his side QB treats like ³Free.´ eliminating TE side Hang from his thought process . if redirected No need to redirect v. 3 threats: TE works H to P-H PRB works P to P-H PF check rel to Slide side No redirects ± No wide Load ³Bart´ (7) ³Free´ (5) RB ± Check release RB ± Check release RB free release QB directs Slide to side of greatest threat ³Books´ the opposite side (Hot) ³Squeeze´ v. 4 down if biggest LB threat is B gap to B gap ³Squeeze´ v.