The Jet Sweep is a great play, if you use it right in your offense. The big advantage comes from the counters.
Today’s JDFB Quick Clinic question is a great one. It’s about running counters off the Jet Sweep motion. Probably my favorite reason to even put the Jet Sweep in the playbook.
In the Pistol Power Offense System, Jet Sweep is a fairly cheap play to install. You just use the same blocking as our basic stretch play. But it can have big advantages if you’re using the ‘counters’ we talk about in this episode. Jet Sweep make great window dressing!
This was a response to a listener question sent by Twitter. You can send in your questions for the JDFB Quick Clinic by messaging me on Twitter @footballinfo or sending an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Defense is played Flat Down the Line. What does that even mean!?
Football is a weird game. There’s tons of terminology, and none of it is universal. So to a coach just starting out, it can be a very confusing world. Continue reading “Play Defense at the Line of Scrimmage | QC Episode 208”
It’s another dive into the Twitter Mailbag! We’re talking about Scout Team and off-season coaching preparation.
The Mailbag episodes have become a tradition. Not because they need to happen a lot. More because these are questions I never thought we could do a full episode on – then find out we could’ve done a full episode on half of them. Or more. Continue reading “Another Mailbag Episode | QC Episode 207”
Defending Bunch Formations and other condensed looks can put a lot of stress on your defense. Here’s how to balance it out.
Bunch formations are a great way to stress a defense by creating a condensed look for the defense. This week’s JDFB Quick Clinic question is about how you can shut ‘em down. Continue reading “Defending Bunch Formations | QC Episode 206”
You finally got the big promotion. Your first coordinator gig. How do you prepare old coaches for the new changes?
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. That’s the saying. And if that’s true about the old dogs on your coaching staff, you might be in for a long season. Continue reading “Coaching Your Coaches | QC Episode 205”
Cover 2 is a strong coverage in the right situations and with the right defensive front. With the wrong front, it’s broken.
Great questions this week about the 4-2-5 Defense. It’s a two-part question too, so you’ll even get some bonus content. Continue reading “The Problem with Cover 2 | QC Episode 204”
You’re an expert at coaching one position. Now you find yourself being asked to coach something completely different.
Great question for this week’s JDFB Quick Clinic. What do you do when you’re asked to coach a position that you know very little about? Continue reading “Coaching a New Position | QC Episode 203”
Diving back into the Mailbag Questions this week for topics including defending Wing-T and setting the defensive strength.
Time to get back to the mailbag for questions that aren’t quite in-depth enough for a full episode. These go all the way back to January 2019, and there’s some good questions! Continue reading “The Mailbag Strikes Back | QC Episode 202”
Fundraising is a critical part of running a football program. Here’s a plan for a long-term fundraiser using email.
A few months back on a podcast with Ron McKie, we talked about some out-of-the-box ideas for fundraising in our episode on leveling up your football team’s off-season. One that I’ve been getting a lot of questions about was the email fundraiser. Continue reading “Email Fundraiser Basics | QC Episode 201”
You put your time in. Now you’re moving up to the big show! Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it seems.
Great question on this week’s JDFB Quick Clinic, and one I hear a lot. You’ve put your time in at the Youth, Middle School, Freshman or JV levels… now you’re moving up. Moving up to the Varsity team. Continue reading “Moving Up to the Varsity Staff | QC Episode 200”