Washington Demons Football

DEFENSE

Demon Defensive Philosophy Divide and Conquer
This is an offensive approach to Defense. The Defense needs to attack the Offense. The Divide and Conquer defense places the defense's responsibilities on a higher plane. Goals for this defense are to deny every yard, every pass, every play. In this strategy it is the responsibility of the defense to return the ball to the offense and to keep the opposing offense from dictating the pace of the game. Defense should emphasize creation of turnovers and forcing the offense into long yardage situations. An offense kept under constant pressure is more likely to make mistakes. When a mistake is made, the defense must be skilled at taking advantage of the mistake. It serves little purpose to make great efforts to cause a fumble by stripping the ball if the defenders are not skilled (through practice drills) at recovering fumbles.

DEFENSIVE PROGRESSIONS

S. A. F. E.
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STANCE- balanced stance ALIGNMENT- timely pre-snap communication of strength, formation and adjustment calls FEET - every player takes a proper read/drop step in the direction of their assignment for that play EYES - eyes on their focal key point in order to establish a run/pass key or read the play

“A defensive player’s value to the team can and will be measured by his distance from the ball at the end of the play”-Bob Stoops, U of Oklahoma

Two hundred total yards or less . One hundred passing yards or less. No pass over 25 yards.Defensive Goals For Each Game           Three turnovers per game. No run over 15 yards. Hold our opponents to 10 points or less. Third down efficiency of 65 percent stops or more. One hundred rushing yards or less. Ten or more tackles for loss. Defensive score.

Gaps & Techniques DEFENSIVE GAPS •Center .Tight End= C gap •Tight End .Tackle= B gap •Tackle .Guard= A gap •Guard .Sideline= D gap TE T G X G T TE (Alley) D C B A A B C D (Alley) NUMBERING SYSTEM TE 9 6 7 T 5 4 4i G 3 2 2i X 1 0 1 G 2i 2 3 T 4i 4 5 7 TE 6 9 .

4-2-5 Okie.Tackles in “B” gaps & Inside LBs in “A” gaps Tampa.3-4 Blitz Package Indian.Defensive Fronts      Base.4-3 adjustment (Tampa 2) .Tackles in “A” gaps & Inside LBs in “B” gaps Outlaw.

Tite O O O BL B O T S O O X N M O O O E W O C FS C .

Tite
POSITION
BLOOD (Strong) T (Strong) N(Weak) E (Weak) BANDIT (B)- (Strong) SAM (S)- (Strong)

TECHNIQUE
7 AS CALLED AS CALLED 5 80 AS CALLED

GAP
C AS CALLED AS CALLED C D / Alley AS CALLED

RUN
CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL TE to BALL OG to BALL

OPTION
QB FB / DIVE FB / DIVE QB PITCH FB / DIVE

MIKE (M)- (Weak)
WILL (W)- (Weak) CB CB FS

AS CALLED
80 1x7 (inside) 1x7 (inside) 12 yards over OC

AS CALLED
D / Alley CONTAIN CONTAIN DEEP MIDDLE

OG to BALL
OT to BALL FORCE FORCE FILL / ALLEY

FB / DIVE
PITCH CONTAIN / FORCE CONTAIN / FORCE ALLEY

Tite (Twist)
Strong Tackle 1st, Weak Tackle 2nd
O O O BL B C F O O T S O X N M O

O

O E W

O

C

Stunts

Tite (Tex)
Weak Tackle 1st, Weak End 2nd
O O O O BL B C F O T S O X N M O

O

O E W

O

C

Stunts

SAM Swap Blitz .OKIE (SAM) O O O B C FS O T S O O X N M O O E W C O O SWAP call.SAM goes B Gap and Tackle A GapExample.

MIKE goes A Gap and Nose B Gap Blitz .Tite (MIKE) O O O B C O BL T S O O X N M O O E W C O O FS SWAP call.

Tite (BANDIT) O O O B C FS O BL T S O O X N M O O E W C O O SWAP call.BANDIT goes C Gap and Blood D Gap Blitz .

Tite (WILL) O O O B C O BL T S O O X N M O O E W C O O FS SWAP call.WILL goes C Gap and End D Gap Blitz .

OKIE (MoW 17) O O O O B S C O T O O X N M O O E W C O SS FS Blitz .

Tite (BasS) O O O B C FS O BL T S O O X N M O O E W C O O Blitz .

Tite (BaM) O O O B C FS O BL T S O O X N M O O E W C O O Blitz .

Tite (BoW) O O O B C FS O BL T S O O X N M O O E W C O O Blitz .

Tite (SaW) O O O B C FS O BL T S O O X N M O O E W C O O Blitz .

Tite (Attack) O O O B C FS O BL O T S O X O N M O E W C O O Blitz .

Tite (Bomb) O O O B C FS O BL O T S O X O N M O E W C O O Blitz .

Tite (SAT) O O O B C O BL O T S O X N M O O E W C O O FS Blitz .

Tite (EAGLE) O O O B C O BL T S O O X N M O O E W C O O FS Blitz .

Stunts off of the edge Blitz .Tite (Lock) O O O BL B C O T S O O X N M O O E W C O O FS Blood.Locks up and runs with the TE Man-to-Man Bandit.

Tite (Sam-Mike-Will) O O O B C FS O BL T S O O X N M O O E W C O O Blitz .

Tite (Sam-Mike-Bandit) O O O BL B C FS O T S O O X N M O O E W C O O Blitz .

“G” O O O BL BA C F O O T S O X O O N M O E W O C .

“G” POSITION BL (Strong) T (Strong) N (Weak) E (Weak) Bandit(B).(Weak) CB CB FS 20 20 80 1x7 (inside) 1x7 (inside) 12 yards over OC CALLED GAP CALLED GAP D / Alley CONTAIN CONTAIN DEEP MIDDLE CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL OT to BALL FORCE FORCE FILL / ALLEY FB / DIVE FB / DIVE PITCH CONTAIN / FORCE CONTAIN / FORCE ALLEY .(Strong) Mike (M).(Strong) TECHNIQUE 7 2 2 5 80 GAP C CALLED GAP CALLED GAP C D / Alley RUN CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL TE to BALL OPTION QB FB / DIVE FB / DIVE QB PITCH Sam (S).(Weak) Will (W).

G Blitzs Blitzes Can Be CalledLeft or Right Field or Boundary Strong Side or Weak Side .

Weak Tackle 2nd O O O O BL B C F O T S O X O O N M O E W O C Stunts .“G” (Twist) Strong Tackle 1st.

Weak End 2nd O O O BL O O T S O X O B C O N M O E O W C F Stunts .“G” (Tex) Weak Tackle 1st.

“G” (One-Left) O O O BL BA C F O O T S O X O O N M O E W O C Blitz .

“G” (One-Right) O O O BL BA C F O O T S O X O O N M O E W O C Blitz .

“G” (Two-Left) O O O O BL BA C F O T S O X O O N M O E W O C Blitz .

“G” (Two-Right) O O O O BL BA C F O T S O X O O N M O E W O C Blitz .

“G” (Three-Left) O O O BL BA C F O O T S O X O O N M O E W O C Blitz .

“G” (Three-Right) O O O O BL BA C F O T S O X O O N M O E W O C Blitz .

“G” (Three Go Out) O O O BL BA C F O O T S O X O O O N M O E W C Blitz .

Weak Inside LB 2nd Blitz .“G” (Three Go Out Cross) O O O BL BA C F O O T S O X O O O N M O E W C Strong Inside LB 1st.

“G” (Three Go In) O O O BL BA C F O O T S O X O O O N M O E W C Blitz .

“G” (Four-Left) O O O BL BA C F O O T S O X O O N M O E W O C Blitz .

“G” (Four-Right) O O O BL BA C F O O T S O X O O N M O E W O C Blitz .

“G” (Five-Left) O O O BL BA C F O O T S O X O O N M O E W O C Blitz .

“G” (Five-Right) O O O BL BA C F O O T S O X O O N M O E W O C Blitz .

“G” (Six-Left) O O O BL BA C F O O T S O X O O N M O E W O C Blitz .

“G” (Six-Right) O O O BL BA C F O O T S O X O O N M O E W O C Blitz .

Cowboy-Goal Line/Short Yardage O O O O X O N F O BA BL C S O O T O O E W M C .

Cowboy POSITION BL (Strong) T (Strong) N (Weak) E (Weak) Bandit (BA).(Weak) WILL (W).(Strong) SAM (S).(Weak) CB CB F 40 9 / Ghost 9 1x7 (inside) 1x7 (inside) 60 B D / Alley CONTAIN CONTAIN TE to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL FORCE FORCE FORCE FB / DIVE PITCH CONTAIN / FORCE CONTAIN / FORCE QB TO PITCH .(Strong) TECHNIQUE 5 2i 2i 5 9 / Ghost 9 40 GAP C A A C D / Alley B RUN CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL OPTION QB FB / DIVE FB / DIVE QB PITCH FB / DIVE MIKE (M).

Indian-Goal Line/Short Yardage O O O O O O O X O O BA BL T T N T E F W O C C REPLACE LINEBACKERS WITH TACKLES .

(Weak) WILL (W).(Weak) CB CB F 3 40 1x7 (inside) 1x7 (inside) 60 B D / Alley CONTAIN CONTAIN TE to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL OT to BALL FORCE FORCE TE to BALL FB / DIVE PITCH CONTAIN / FORCE CONTAIN / FORCE TE to BALL .(Strong) TACKLE (T).Indian POSITION BL (Strong) T (Strong) N (Weak) E (Weak) Bandit (BA).(Strong) TECHNIQUE 7 1 1 5 9 / Ghost 9 3 GAP C A A C D / Alley B RUN CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL OPTION QB FB / DIVE FB / DIVE QB PITCH FB / DIVE TACKLE (T).

Iowa.) Cover 2..(Ex. etc.Blue. red. Illinois. green.Colors.Defensive Coverage Cover 0.Hot Cover 1.Kick and Roll (Cover 3 Look) Tampa 2 Cover 3. Missouri Solo (only called vs 3 x 1) Robber .

Protect the 9 (or fade) route and react to any inside vertical. MIKE: Read run/pass. . Drop to a depth of 15-18 yards at your landmark — top of the numbers. Drop to weak hook. 1 for run/pass key. Drop to a depth of 12 yards with zone technique (back to the sideline) to protect the deep 7 (or flag) route. Protect the 9 (or fade) route by No. 1 for run/pass key. C: Jam and re-route No. Slide with the eyes of the QB. Drop to strong hook. If no vertical by No. SAM: Read run/pass. a depth of 10-12 yards between the numbers and the hash. get depth and break downhill on the throw. 2. Slide with the eyes of the QB. Bandit: Read release of No. 1 to force an inside release.1 and react to any inside vertical. FS: Read release of No. 2.TAMPA 2 WILL: Read run/pass. Verses two verticals. drop to a depth of 15 yards and react to any underneath throw. Open strong and run with any inside vertical route by No. a depth of 10-12 yards between numbers and hash marks. Rally to any ball thrown to the flat. Drop to a depth of 15-18 yards at your landmark — top of the numbers.

TAMPA 2 .

drops to middle deep 1/3 on pass. play hook/curl . looking for #3 receiver. then 1 (if no 3 or 2) Sam and Mike wall receivers from middle.Solo (called vs 3 x 1)      Corners are M/M on #1 receiver Bandit plays flat on strong side FS plays deep 1/3 strong side Will reads run. then #2 (if no 3).

Robber vs 21 O 1 O O 3 5 7 O BL BA O O T O X S O N M O E O W C C FS 10 .

2 Across Rob the #1 curl/post Sinks and plays over top of #1 Take away slant by #1.Force deeper Mike Pass Middle Hole.2 Vertical #2 #2 #2 #2 Play #2 M/M after 10 M/M on #1 Play the flats Wall #2 if he tries to cross field then Hook/Curl Middle Hole Route.Robber vs 21 Position Free Safety Corner Bandit Sam Read Route.Play M/M after 10 Bracket Under -Curl/Flat Weak Corner Bracket Over.Play M/M after 10 Bracket Under Curl/Flat Bracket Over.Play M/M after 10 .2 Out Rob the #1 curl/post Sinks and plays over top of #1 Play the flats Hook/Curl.Look for #2 Will Weak #1 Weak #1 Bracket Under Curl/Flat Bracket Over.Look for #1 Middle Hole Route. force deeper Wall #2.

(Example-Lucy or Roy) Sam and Will rotate away from the strength side.Corners start at 7 yd must be 10-12 at snap O O O O O BL S BA C FS Position Lucy Call Bandit Flat Will Flat Sam Hole Mike Curl FS Rob Curl Corner ½’s O O T X O N M W C O E O Corner ½’s Roy Call Flat Flat Curl Hole Rob Curl ½’s ½’s .Cover 3 Kick FS calls the kick to running back (2 X 2) or Trips (3 X 1) side .

Cover 3 Roll FS calls the roll to running back (2 X 2) or Trips (3 X 1) side .Weak Corner starts at 7 yd must be 10-12 at snap O O O O O BL S BA Wall/Collision #2 O O T X O N M W C FS O E O C Position Lucy Call Bandit Curl Will Flat Sam Hole Mike Curl FS Strong ½’s S Corner Flats W Corner W ½’s Roy Call Flat Curl Curl Hole Strong ½’s Flats W ½’s .(Example-Lucy or Roy) Sam and Will rotate away from the strength side.

Fire Blitz vs 3 X 1 (Cover 3) O O O O B O O BL O S X T O O N E M O C FS W C Position Bandit Fire Strong C Gap Will Middle 1/3 Sam Fire Strong B Gap Mike Middle Hole FS Flat to Trips Corners Deep 1/3 Blood Strong A Gap Tackle Weak A Gap Nose Weak C Gap (Contain) End Wall/F lat .

Fire Blitz vs 3 X 1 (Cover 3) O O O O B O O BL O S X T O O N E M O C FS W C Position Bandit Fire Strong C Gap Will Middle 1/3 Sam Fire Strong B Gap Mike Middle Hole FS Flat to Trips Corners Deep 1/3 Blood Strong A Gap Tackle Weak A Gap Nose Weak C Gap (Contain) End Wall/F lat .

Bama.(43 adjustment) O O O BL S C BA F O T M O O X O O N O E W O C .

(Weak) CB CB FS TECHNIQUE 9 / Ghost 9 3 1 7 10 yards on the hash 50 10 30 1x7 (outside) 1x7 (outside) 10 yards on the hash GAP D B A C D / Alley C A B CONTAIN CONTAIN D / Alley RUN CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL CONTROL GAP to BALL FILL / ALLEY OT to BALL OG to BALL OT to BALL FORCE FORCE FILL / ALLEY OPTION QB FB / DIVE FB / DIVE QB PITCH QB/PITCH FB / DIVE FB/DIVE CONTAIN / FORCE CONTAIN / FORCE PITCH .Bama-(43)-Cover 2 POSITION BL (Strong) T (Strong) N (Weak) E (Weak) BANDIT (B).(Strong) MIKE (M).(Strong) SAM (S).(Weak) WILL (W).

Bandit/Will BaM. Keeps players from becoming passive O O O O B C SS BoW.Mike /Will O O T Declare Side O S X N O M O E W O C FS .Sam/Will SaM.Bandit/Sam MoW.Bandit/Mike SaW.Okie 3-4 Blitz Package 1. Ability to Disguise 2. Confuse Offensive Linemen 3.Sam/Mike BasS.

free rush •Tackle/End.Example.Bow 87 •Tackle/End.Okie 3-4 Blitz Package (BoW) 87 O O O O O B C SS O T O S X N O M O E W C FS O First letter takes first number and last letter takes second number. SaW 17.If 8 or 7 in call.BoW 47. SaM 24 .No 8 or 7 in call contain rush •Noseguard hears a 2 play a 1 •Noseguard does not hear a 2 plays a 2 •Some Examples. BaM 82.

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