Coaching Long Stick Technique for Zone Blitz | QC Episode 217

Long Stick Technique is used by Defensive Ends in zone blitzes like the America’s Fire Zone. Find out how to coach it. 

If you want to run zone blitzes, you need to commit the time to execute. America’s Fire Zone is a great zone blitz, one of the most popular overloads you can run. But you can get yourself in trouble in a hurry. Continue reading “Coaching Long Stick Technique for Zone Blitz | QC Episode 217”

Quarterbacks in the Run Game | QC Episode 214

What do you do when you’ve got a dangerous running Quarterback, but your offense isn’t geared to him? You adjust. 

Any Offensive System that is worth its salt is able to utilize the best athletes on the field. If that’s not the case, you don’t have a System. Because you’re going to have to completely change the offense for a special athlete one day. Continue reading “Quarterbacks in the Run Game | QC Episode 214”

How Long to Get Ready for the Season? | QC Episode 211

No one knows when or if the 2020 High School Football Season will start. But we need to be prepared. 

I’ve heard this question a lot – so today’s episode is not a response to one particular question. It’s a response to a lot of questions from a lot of places, and related to the pandemic that is affecting all of our lives right now.  Continue reading “How Long to Get Ready for the Season? | QC Episode 211”

Safety Reads, Empty Formations & More Mailbag | QC Episode 210

Now these are some good questions. Time to get back in a different sort of mailbag. 

Usually when we do a mailbag show, it’s just a huge collection of stuff that wasn’t enough for a full episode from my Twitter DM’s. Not this time.

This time it’s 4 questions from an email I sent out, hitting a little bit of everything. Here’s the topics… Continue reading “Safety Reads, Empty Formations & More Mailbag | QC Episode 210”

Jet Sweep Counters | QC Episode 209

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