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.

The Long Stick technique is critical. This is how we get the defensive end to control A gap if he’s needed there – and how to get him in on the play when he’s not. 

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