WARRIOR DEFENSE 2004

ATTACK & FINISH

Defensive Meeting Layout

Presentation 1 Break down
        Defensive Philosophy Disciplined Player Characteristics Principles of an Outstanding Defense Defensive Fundamentals Offensive Line Numbering System Alignment Rules Defensive Fronts Defensive Coverages

Warrior Defense: Defensive Philosophy
We are a multiple front, gap control, secondary support, “ATTACK and REACT” defensive football team. Our base front has four down lineman and three linebackers (4-3).

Our defensive line play is based on quickness and movement. The purpose of this is to create penetration, confuse offensive lineman, dictate blocking schemes, and keep offensive lineman off our linebackers. Generally, our defensive lineman will attack through the “V” of the neck of the offensive lineman. Our linebackers will fill their gap of responsibility when threatened at the line of scrimmage.
The goal of the front 7, is to make the ball bounce east and west, by making a solid wall across the line of scrimmage. We will use our speed to pursue to the ball and make the tackle.

Discipline and effort are our 2 main priorities. All 11 players WILL be disciplined in carrying out each of their individual responsibilities. All 11 players will use maximum effort to pursue and get to the ball every snap.
Discipline, effort, and enthusiasm are the three key components for having a successful defensive football team

Ball Pressure defense
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Our Goal as a defense is to put pressure on the ball with our defensive line and close the gaps down causing the ball to bounce east and west.

Pursuit Lanes: D Gap to outside

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Pursuit Lanes: Between Tackles

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Huddle and Play Calling
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Play Calling: Front, DL movement, Backer stunt, Secondary Stunt, Coverage EX: Stone, Tag, Mike Bear, 2

DISCIPLINED DEFENSIVE FOOTBALL PLAYER CHARACTERISTICS:

 Play within the scheme  Be in the right place  Trust each other  Be accountable  Communicate with each other Take Pride in the scheme

Principles of an outstanding defense:
1. Controlling the offense 2. Shutting out the Opponent 3. Creating Takeaways 4. Controlling the line of Scrimmage 5. Effective tackling 6. Aggressiveness 7. Speed 8. Scoring on a takeaway

Walled Lake Football: Defensive Fundamentals
1. How to take on a block 2. How to get rid of a block 3. How to run to the ball 4. How to use their hands 5. How to align in good stances
6. How to take good steps 7. How to use angles 8. How to maintain proper leverage 9. How to tackle with the proper technique 10. How to play in a physical dominating manner

Offensive Line Numbering System
Defensive line and linebackers align in in our multiple fronts according to these numbers

8 9 7 6

5 4 3

2 1 0 0 1

2 3 4

5 6 7

8 9

Linebackers: Add a “Zero” to the above numbering system to align linebackers “OFF” the LOS (Ex. Sam = 80 alignment)

Gap Control Defense
EACH GAP HAS A LETTER

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ALIGNMENT RULES
A. We will align our players according to the strong and weak side of the formation. corners will align according to the wide and short side of the field. Alignment vs. double T.E. : Rush defensive end will align in a “7” technique in all of these fronts: (base, wild, stone , smokin, string, winde, wild) unless otherwise game planned.

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Alignment vs. T.E. trade: Trade will be adjusted by our L.B.’s, they will either walk “on” or “ off” the LOS. The only adjustment our D – Line will make will be by our defensive ends. A “9” Technique will have to kick to a “6” technique.(exceptions: “ front” will end up in “base” straight remains straight)

Adjusting to Double Tight and TE Trade
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TE Trade = Base to Wild

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D – line Position Alignment Rules
   S.E. – Strong End R.E. – Rush End Tackle – 3 Technique, which aligns to the strong side of the formation, with the exception of our “wild” and “straight” fronts Nose – Weak-side 0 shade player with the exception of our “wild” front (strong side 0 shade player) and Straight (5 technique player)

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L.B. Position Alignment Rules
 Sam: Aligns to the strong side of the the formation, will be in multiple alignments due to the multiple fronts.  Mike: Aligns in the middle of the formation at a “10” tech, unless we have a walked out or walked on will or sam backer, then he aligns in a “20” tech to the walked out or on backer  Will: Aligns to the weak-side of the formation, will be in multiple alignments due to the multiple fronts.

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Secondary Alignment Rules
 W.C. - Wide side corner  S.C. – Short side corner  Monster - Aligns to strong side of the formation or To the passing strength.  Free Safety – Aligns to the weak side of the formation or away from passing strength.
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Secondary Alignment (Stack Call = 8 man front)
Monster will Roll up into the box to make an 8 man front before the snap.

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Stack out of Base: Monster rolls up to a 90 tech Sam/Mike - 20 tech Will wk - 60 Front 4 Same as Base Secondary – 3 shell

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Secondary Alignments per multiple wr formations (Base)

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Base alignment vs. multiple spread receivers. Will/Sam walk out Mike bumps to a 30 tech, secondary 2 shell “LB’s adjust”

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Secondary alignments per multiple wr formations (Stack)

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Safety rolls up on #2 or #3 receiver. Usually play 3 shell behind.

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Howell Defensive Fronts: Base 4-3

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Alignments: Ends – 9 strong, 6 weak Tackles – 3 strong, 0 weak SAM – 60 strong MIKE – 10 strong Will – 60/70 weak Monster – alley strong F.S. – alley weak W.C. – leverage strong S.C. – leverage weak

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Alignments: Ends - 7 str, 6 wk Tackles - 3 str, 0 wk Sam – 90 str Mike – 10 str Will – 60 wk

WINDE

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Alignments: Ends – 9 str, 4 wk Tackles – 3 str, 0 wk Sam – 60 str Mike – 10 Str Will – 60 wk

STONE

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W MO Alignments: Ends – 9 str, 6 wk Tackles – 3 str, 0 wk Sam – 12 str Mike – 20 str Will – 60 wk

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Alignments: Ends – 9 str, 6 wk Tackles – 3 str, 0 wk Sam – 60 str Mike – 20 wk Will – 12 wk

SMOKIN

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MO Alignments: Ends – 7 str, 6 wk Tackles – 3 str, 0 wk Sam – 12Str Mike – 20 str Will – 60 wk

WINDOW

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Alignments: Ends – 9 str, 4 wk Tackles – 3 str, 0 wk Sam – 60 str Mike – 20 wk Will – 12 wk

WILD

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MO Alignments: Ends – 6 str/wk Tackles – 0 str, wk Sam – 9 str Mike – 20 str Will -20

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STRAIGHT

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MO Alignment: Ends – 5 str, 9 wk Nose – 5 wk 3 tech – head up Sam – 9 str Mike – 20 str Will – 20 wk

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Combo Fronts Stone Winde
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String Wonk

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Smokin Wonk

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Smokin Window

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String Window

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STACK PACKAGE
 OUR STACK PACKAGE ALLOWS US TO GET INTO 17 DIFFERENT 4 - 4 FRONTS
 Stack gives us the ability to bring the monster in the box, or personnel the package with a 4th lb (whip lb)

 Play calling: use the word stack at the end of the front call: (base stack)

LB adjustments with monster in box
1. If there is a lb on the los, the stack safety will replace his run or pass responsibility 2. If there is no lb on the los, the stack safety will align in a 90 tech strong side, sam, and mike bump to “20”tech 3. When the stack safety replaces will, mike backer will stay base technique “10” technique

Defensive Coverages
 Breakdown of Secondary zones 2 and 3 shell
1. 2. 3. Every coverage will start from a 2 shell All even # coverage’s end up in a 2 shell All odd # coverage’s end up a 3 shell

 Breakdown of LB zones

 Howell’s Defensive Coverages

Secondary Zones 2 shell
Deep ½ Hash to Boundary Deep ½ Hash to Boundary

Flats 10 – 12yds deep Hash to Boundary

Flats 10 – 12yds deep Hash to boundary

Secondary Zones 2 shell
Deep ¼ Deep ¼ Deep ¼ Deep ¼

1. Each ¼ is broken up into about 13 yards apart 2. Each ¼ works from 10 yards off the LOS to Deeper than the deepest in that zone

Secondary Zones 2 shell Combo Coverage – Cover 4 Read
Safety and Corner will combo 1 & 2 receivers to their side out of a 2 shell s

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Vs. 2 verticals corner and safety run with.

Vs. Combo Pattern ( Vert/Bench) Safety will zone on #1, and Corner will Jump #2

Secondary Zones 3 Shell
Deep 1/3 Deep 1/3 Deep 1/3

Deep outside 1/3’s: From 10 yards off the LOS from hash to boundary Deep Middle 1/3: From 12 yards off the LOS hash to hash

Secondary Zones 3 Shell Low Hole/High Hole
1/3 1/3 1/3

High Hole Area found btwn MLB & M 1/3 player Low Hole Found under MLB

LB Zones
Seam 10-15 Seam 10-15

Deep Middle Hook 15-20
Flats 10-12 Curl 10-12 Curl 10-12 Flats 10-12

Cover 2

Cover 4 Read

Cover 6 Roll

Cover 8 Quarters

Cover 3

Cover 5 Switch

Cover 7 Weak

Cover 9 High Hole

HOT Coverage