PSSO S4E5 Basics of Cover 2 and How To Attack It

What are the basics of Cover 2? How should you attack it’s weaknesses?

This episode marks the second episode of a series where I will be breaking down different coverages and their individual strengths and weaknesses. This week is Cover 2.  Cover 2 is one of my favorite coverages to coach defensively because it is so disruptive to receivers.

When you are attacking it you need to understand that how the safeties play it and how well the Linebackers and Corners redirect tells you how easy it will be to throw against. When you run against it there are some additional challenges that I discuss. A good Cover 2 can be very challenging but there are answers and things you can do to test safeties and corners. Continue reading “PSSO S4E5 Basics of Cover 2 and How To Attack It”

PSSO S4E4 How to beat Cover 1 Man Free

How to beat Cover 1 Man Free. How to know the weaknesses to attack and strengths to avoid.

This episode marks the first episode of a series where I will be breaking down different coverages and their individual strengths and weaknesses. This week is Cover 1 or Man Free. It’s really a simple coverage that a lot of teams run when they want to bring pressure with 5 or 6 defenders.

I’ve also seen coaches run it when they have a tremendous athlete that they let roam in the Free Safety spot who can play run or pass and cause all sorts of trouble if you don’t have answers. By identifying the techniques and rules of this coverage you can find out which plays will work best against it. I suggest a number of pass plays that I have found successful that include Y Stick, Y Mesh, Shallow Cross and All Verts. Continue reading “PSSO S4E4 How to beat Cover 1 Man Free”

PSSO S4E03 How many plays should you put in your playbook?

How Many Plays Should You Put In Your Playbook? How to know the exact number.

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When you are getting your offense ready to roll this season it’s easy to start adding things to the playbook that you want to do. But how much should you be doing? And if you put too much stuff in you will probably confuse your players – especially if they are young and inexperienced.

Don’t make the mistake of putting in too much that you won’t be using or isn’t really necessary because every play you are practicing should have a purpose. I’ll talk about what that purpose is and how you can make sure your first weeks of practice are the most efficient they have ever been.

PSSO S4E02 How to Attack the 425 with Pistol I and Trips Formation

How should you attack the 425 Defense? Find out multiple strategies that work with Pistol I and Trips Formations

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The 425 is one of the hottest defenses out there right now. It’s simple, effective and keeps defenses in that 4 man front so many Defensive Coordinators love to show. But what’s the best way to attack it offensively? Every defense has a weakness. What is the 425’s?

In this episode I cover the basic 425 alignments against two common formations as well as what you can do to attack them. I’ll cover my favorite run calls as well as my favorite screens and passes. Get a head start against teams running this defense and get your game plan on the right track.

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PSSO S4E01 Why you need constraints and when to run them with your Bubble Screen Package

Why you need constraints with your Bubble Screen Package. How to know which defensive looks you should never be throwing a Bubble Screen against.

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Every good spread offense has a screen package that gets the ball outside, but few teams really maximize the potential of this screen package with the right constraints. You need to have something to throw if the Linebackers cheat and something to throw if the Safeties or Corners cheat. When you do, then you score fast and also teach defenses not to cheat, which only makes your screen package better.

There are also certain defensive looks that coaches should not be trying to throw bubble screens into. I’ll explain which looks these are and the adjustment you can make to get a better look to throw the bubble screen even when the defense tries to take it away. When you get this right your playcalling becomes a non-issue because it’s simple to make the right call every time.