2-Point Conversion Pass Play | FBCP S08E15

One of the most important plays on your offense is one of your best special teams plays. It is your 2-point conversion call when you must get across the goalline.

This 2-point pass play is from the Pistol Power Offense System. We have been using it for a number of years on the goal line. This deep dive episode focuses on how to run and how to stop one of the best 2-point conversion pass plays I know. Continue reading “2-Point Conversion Pass Play | FBCP S08E15”

2-Read Coverage | FBCP S08E16

2-Read Coverage goes by a lot of names. Palms coverage, Alert check, or Cover 7. Doesn’t matter what you call it, this is a great quarters coverage package for defending the pass.

2-Read Coverage is a variation of Cover 2 zone coverage using pattern matching principles. In our deep dive look at the coverage package, you find out the origins, how to run it, and how to attack 2-Read Coverage. Continue reading “2-Read Coverage | FBCP S08E16”

Cover 6 Defense | FBCP S08E07

Use a Cover 6 Defense to Stop 3 by 1

Cover 6 Defense is more widely known as Quarter-Quarter-Half Coverage.  It is primarily used as an adjustment to trips formations and it’s going to be the subject of our deep dive in this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast.

The Cover 6 Defense is a combination coverage between Cover 4 and Cover 2.  There are many ways to run Quarter-Quarter-Half Coverage.  It largely depends on what your base coverage is and we’ll be breaking that down.

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Curl-Flat Passing Concept | FBCP S08E06

Curl-Flat Attacks Cover 3

The Curl-Flat passing concept is one of the oldest and most popular passing concepts in football.  It is a traditional Cover 3 beater that goes all the way back to the passing concepts of Sid Gillman and Don Coryell and into the West Coast offense.  We’ll be talking about all of those beginnings in this episode.

Curl-Flat is a horizontal stretch that is effective against Cover 3 because you put three receivers to one side of the field against a defense with only two underneath defenders to each side. You should always find an open receiver in Curl Flat against Cover 3. Continue reading “Curl-Flat Passing Concept | FBCP S08E06”

How to Defend Counter Read | QC 237

Breaking the 4-2-5 Defense

Offenses are always looking for a new way to attack your defense. Today’s listener question looks at a one of those new ways. Find out how to defend the Counter Read Play with your 4-2-5 Defense using a 1-high Cover 3 coverage.

It comes down to knowing your run fits. The umbrella run fit concept is something that we talk about all the time. This is the simplest way I’ve found to coach up run fits. Continue reading “How to Defend Counter Read | QC 237”

Defensive Line Stunts | FBCP S08E05

Get Aggressive Without Losing Your Umbrella

Defensive line stunts are a great way to be aggressive up front in your play calling without weakening the coverage behind it. We’re going to take a deep dive look at defensive line stunts, including slants and twists.

Every episode in Season 8 of The Football Coaching Podcast is a deep dive into a particular play call, or in this case a family of play calls. I’ll share the origins of the call, why you run the call, and how to coach your players to execute it. Continue reading “Defensive Line Stunts | FBCP S08E05”