coaching defense

Over 57 Different Defensive Pressures

Over 57 Different Defensive Pressures

by FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 18, 2020

You can find pressures organized by which linebacker(s) is coming. Sam, Mike, Jack and Will linebacker pressures can easily be sorted....

How Would You Adjust To Stop This Run?

How Would You Adjust To Stop This Run?

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 30, 2020

You are the defensive coordinator. The zone read is cutting back to your weak side A gap. What adjustment(s) are you going to make to get this stopped?...

Nickel 33 Wham 3 Fire Zone

Nickel 33 Wham 3 Fire Zone

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 1, 2020

We often think of defensive pressure as a way to get home against the pass, but there are other advantages against the run game....

Monday Morning QB: How Would You Adjust To This?

Monday Morning QB: How Would You Adjust To This?

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 24, 2020

You are playing corners over and leaving the strong safety on the boundary side to defend the run.The offense orbit motions #1 to the boundary. Now what?...

33 Wham As A Zone Read Changeup

33 Wham As A Zone Read Changeup

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 24, 2019

If you are looking for a little wrinkle that can be used on your call sheet for first AND third down this one might be one to consider....

New Look Varsity Defense Coaching Points

New Look Varsity Defense Coaching Points

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 12, 2019

This video that explains how coaching defense and preparing for practice will never be the same because of this new technology....

Answers To 7on7 Empty Formations

Answers To 7on7 Empty Formations

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 15, 2019

When you are a defensive coordinator and you walk out onto a 7on7 football field, you know that you are in for an unfair competition. ...

Defending The FlexBone and Wing T

Defending The FlexBone and Wing T

by FirstDown PlayBook on May 29, 2019

Defensive players who make great plays and also get themelves out of trouble when they mis-read something, suddenly find themselves in a horrible situation. ...

As Thorough As If It Were Our Tails On The Line

As Thorough As If It Were Our Tails On The Line

by FirstDown PlayBook on May 14, 2019

Good defensive coordinators know that the defensive pressure can be applied but it has to be intelligently designed and coordinated to be effective....

Difference in 4-2-5 Defense & 4-3 is a Dude

Difference in 4-2-5 Defense & 4-3 is a Dude

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 31, 2019

A 4-2-5 Defense is a 4-3 Defense with nickel personnel in the game. Been that way for one hundred years and will be that way for one hundred more....

33 Nickel Knife 3 FireZone

33 Nickel Knife 3 FireZone

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 9, 2019

SAM LB: ALIGNMENT: ALIGN ON THE POINT IN BUNCH. CHEAT LATE. ASSIGNMENT: PRESSURE OFF OF THE EDGE. ALLOW THE NICKEL TO COME INSIDE. RUN: D GAP TO CHASE....

Don’t Ever Ask Me “What’s The Defensive Call?”

Don’t Ever Ask Me “What’s The Defensive Call?”

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 16, 2018

Art Kaufman get’s one thing straight with his defense in the very first defensive meeting of every year. He makes it clear that he never wants his defense to ask him the question “w...