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Screens Are About Your Offensive Line

Screens Are About Your Offensive Line

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 27, 2022

Defenses are built to make life miserable for the guy taking the snap. Screens are an important weapon to have to offset this....

Field Goal Operation Clutch For 4 NFL Teams

Field Goal Operation Clutch For 4 NFL Teams

by Taylor Mehlhaff on Jan 25, 2022

How many of the four NFL playoff games came down to the field goal operation this past weekend? Yes, we all know the answer is all four. ...

Boots, Nakeds & Waggles

Boots, Nakeds & Waggles

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 24, 2022

Moving the QB outside of the pocket on boots, waggles & naked is more of the norm than exception these days. Watch the games this weekend? ...

Adult 7v7 Flag: NFL Philly Special

Adult 7v7 Flag: NFL Philly Special

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 19, 2022

The NFL Philly Special brings a lot to the table when it comes to catching a defense flat-footed. Your adult flag team can use it too....

Hot 1 Kickoff Cover Changeup

Hot 1 Kickoff Cover Changeup

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 18, 2022

This Hot 1 kickoff cover changeup is a good example of how you can dictate what the return unit can do and then have an answer for it. ...

Youth Football Toss Sweep

Youth Football Toss Sweep

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 16, 2022

This youth football toss sweep is a perfect example of how a detailed drawing can help your young players see the reaction of the defense....

3 Reasons Your Offense Isn’t Playing Fast

3 Reasons Your Offense Isn’t Playing Fast

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 13, 2022

We coach our players to "play hard" and "go full speed". Here are 3 reasons your offense may not be playing fast and how you can fix it....

Use Multiple Formations Not Pass Concepts

Use Multiple Formations Not Pass Concepts

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 12, 2022

The age old debate about how much offense is too much is always relevant. Using too many pass concepts is a common mistake of young coaches....

Snake: Sam Strong Safety Pressure

Snake: Sam Strong Safety Pressure

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 2, 2022

The FirstDown PlayBook Sam Strong Safety Zone Dog pressure is jut one example of how we pump your playbook full of defensive pressures....

Gun Wing T Buck Sweep From Empty

Gun Wing T Buck Sweep From Empty

by FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 31, 2021

It's the holiday season but that has not stopped us from adding another way to run your Gun Wing T Buck Sweep....

Most Announcers Would Make Bad Coaches

Most Announcers Would Make Bad Coaches

by FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 30, 2021

It just reinforced to me how bad most announcers are about football knowledge. Yes, trust me, announcers make bad coaches....

How Finding FirstDown PlayBook Plays Can Help You

How Finding FirstDown PlayBook Plays Can Help You

by FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 29, 2021

Finding FirstDown PlayBook plays can be eye opening for a football coach. Many of us are so used to doing things the same way over & over. ...