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WILDCAT DEFENSE 2010

40 FRONT COVER 3
No Excuses Get It Done

THE MOJO
PLAY SMART PLAY FAST PLAY WITH ATTITUDE PLAY AS A TEAM

Wildcat Defense 2010 Goals


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2.5 yards or less average per rushing attempt.

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Rushing defense yards: 100 or less per game.


Pass defense yards: 125 or fewer per game. Total yards: 225 or less per game. Hold opponent under 10 points per game. Give up no big plays of 20 yards or more. Sack/ Int the QB on average of 1 out of 10 pass attempts. Gain 3 or more turnovers per game. Stop 65% percent of third down plays. Prevent touchdowns 75 percent of time inside red zone. Gain possession 4 times or more per game inside the 50-yard line.

Wildcat Defense KEYS TO VICTORY


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WIN on 1st down less than 2 yards. 5 or more three and outs. Plus 2 per game turnovers. WIN in the Red Zone NO TDs 75%. NO points after sudden change. 4th Quarter shutout!

WILDCAT DEFENSIVE PRIORITIES

RUN and HIT


PURSUIT TACKLING TURNOVERS SUDDEN CHANGE

ELIMINATE BIG PLAYS


GOALLINE DEFENSE

ELIMINATE PENALTIES
ENTHUSIASM ONE PLAY AT A TIME

WIN SUDDEN CHANGE


Sudden change is an unexpected shift of momentum (usually caused by a turnover). 1. What it takes (Attitude) A) Realize that we must get up mentally and stop the opponent B) Cant go on the field emotionally down; must be ready to play and change the momentum. C) Accept the challenge of stopping the offense; we dont blame or point fingers at anyone. 2. How to handle Sudden Change A) Always huddle up as a defensive team before you go back on the field B) Think and Talk turnover C) Running and Hitting D) Must think of keeping opponent out of end zone 3. What Sudden Change does A) When we stop the offense, it gives us the emotional lift B) When we stop the offense, it will keep points off the scoreboard C) Makes us a great defensive team

How to Eliminate Big Plays


KEEP THE CUP
KEEP THE CUP is a concept we will use to teach leverage vs. a ball carrier. 3 LEVERAGE PRINCIPLES
1. FORCE: THE DESCRIPITION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUTSIDE LEVERAGE ON A BALL CARRIER. 2. PURSUIT: THE DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR INSIDE LEVERAGE ON A BALL CARRIER. 3. FILL: THE DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MIDDLE PORTION BETWEEN FORCE AND PURSUIT. KEEPING THE CUP GREATLY DIMINISHES THE CHANCE FOR GIVING UP A BIG PLAY!

Over 3
DESCRIPTION 8-man front with 4 under 3 deep zone coverage. Can also play Over G 3, this will put the Nose in a 1 alignment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 1. Closed Call = Y

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TE Trade recall the closed side, RESET.


Probable calls would be 31 Read or 31 Lock versus 21 Personnel and 31 Solo versus 12 Personnel. 1 Back Sets SS and LBs adjust. WR motion Play it, zoom motion check slots rules. TE motion Play it. Over goes to Under.

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Cover 3
T F Z Y X

E W
C
POSITION SAM MIKE

E S C

M
FS

SS
ALIGNMENT
50 0 LEG OF CENTER

KEY
BACK (S) BACK (S)

RESPONSIBILITY
CURL TO FLAT BUZZ TOP OF #S HOOK TO CURL (1 YD INSIDE HASH) HOOK TO CURL (1 YD INSIDE HASH) RUN-SECONDARY RUN-CRACK REPLACE PASS-DEEP 1/3, KEY 3 STEP MOT. ADJ-SLOT RULE RUN-SECONDARY RUN-CRACK REPLACE PASS-DEEP 1/3, KEY 3 STEP MOT. ADJ-SLOT RULE

WILL
LC RC FS

50
6 YDS. OFF MAN SPLIT RULE 6 YDS. OFF MAN SPLIT RULE 8 YDS. OFF L.O.S. BASE ALIGNMENT RULES 6 YDS. OFF L.O.S. STEM TO LB DEPTH SPLIT RULE BASE ALIGNMENT RULES

BACK (S)

QB

QB

QB

RUN-SECONDARY RUN SUPPORT PASS-DEEP 1/3, KEY 3 STEP MOT. ADJ-SLOT RULE
RUN-FLOW-D GAP -FLOOD-CUTBACK, TO OVER THE TOP -SPLIT-D GAP PASS-CURL TO FLAT-BUZZ TOP OF #S MOT. ADJ.-SLOT RULE

SS

QB

Over 3
OPEN
H Z X T F

12

Pro Rules
E S C 3 4
T F Z Y X

E C SS

T W

N M FS

PRO
Z Y

T F

Pro Rules
X

Slot Rules

SLOT

E C SS

E S C 5 6

E SS

E M FS S

M
FS

TITE
Z Y

T F

T F U

WING
Z

7 8

DOUBLES
T H Z S X

Over 3
12
H Z S T

TRIPS OPEN
X

E SS C

T W FS

N M

E
S C 3 4 C SS W FS

N S

E C

SINGLE
T Z Y H X

TRIPS
T Z H Y X

E C SS

T W

N M FS

E S C 5 6 C

SS

N M F S FS S

TREY
H Z X

E SS

T W

E M FS S C

ACE
Z Y

7 8

KING
Z X U

X U

E SS C

T W

E M FS S

E SS

T W

E M FS S C

Z ZOOM PRO TO SLOT


T Z Y X F

Over 3
12
Y T

Z ZOOM SLOT TO PRO


F Z X

S FS

C W SS M S

SS
PLAY IT BACKERS ADJUST CH. SLOT RULES TREY
Z S Y T

FS BACKERS ADJUST SLOT RULES CK. PRO RULES


T F

YUKON MOTION

Z X Y X

SS

C M S

C
SS

M FS

S BACKER

FS SS ADJUST- WILL LINE UP IN GAP TE TRADE


Z Y X T

SAM CK. BACKER ALIGN Mike to B Will to A SS, 10, 50

E S

N
M FS

T
W

E SS

TE TRADE RESET RIGHT