How to Defend Jet Sweep | QC Episode 167

Sick of watching that guy fly around the edge of your defense? Here’s how to defend Jet Sweep with your 3-4 Defense.

Defending outside run plays all comes down to the umbrella. You’ve got to figure out where the breakdown is. 

With the Jet Sweep and other runs with fast action to the edge, the fault usually comes in your Force Player not forcing a change of direction. That goes for Rocket Toss, Truck Toss, quick pitches and everything else out there. 

Today’s question comes from Germany with a coach who needs help defending the Jet Sweep with his 3-4 Defense. Check it out to find out how your defense can adjust to do a better job on the perimeter runs.

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