Run Fits Without Speed | QC Episode 218

Can you still spill the football with slow linebackers? Find out why teaching run fits isn’t about your players’ talents. 

This week’s question for the JDFB Quick Clinic is about the spill technique in the Miami 4-3 Defense, but it’s about more than that. This is about the importance of consistent teaching.

And it’s about myths and misconceptions in coaching. The idea that one defense works for this type of player, or one style works for another set of athletes – and you should jump around to find them. This episode is about building your defense on core principles, not a playbook or something you heard at a clinic.

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