Understanding horizontal and vertical seams is critical to your run fits on defense. Let’s take a deeper look at the concepts.
This concept is a big one in run fits. Understanding horizontal and vertical seams, and how to pull the levers to fix those seams for your force defenders, is one of the fastest ways to improve your defense. Continue reading “Run Lanes and Seams | FBCP S07 Episode 10”
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. Continue reading “Run Fits Without Speed | QC Episode 218”
What does it take to run a Championship caliber 4-3 Defense? Find out from Coach Dave Dugan.
Bishop-Fenwick High School in Massachusetts is a perennial title contender and their 4-3 Defense run by Defensive Coordinator Dave Dugan is a big contributor to that success. Coach Dugan joins The Football Coaching Podcast to talk about what’s worked in building his defensive attack. Continue reading “4-3 Defense with Dave Dugan | FBCP S07 Episode 09”
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”
Strength calls are important to get your best players in position to make the play. Here’s how to use them.
There’s a reason defensive coaches make strength calls. But there’s a lot of thought that needs to go into those strength calls. Continue reading “Strength Calls | FBCP S07 Episode 08”
What’s the best key to read for Linebackers in the 33 Stack Defense? Don’t make it hard.
Lots of coaches have tried lots of different reads for linebackers over time. We’re all looking for that perfect answer so that no matter what happens, we can tell our linebackers that if they just read their key they’ll always be right. Continue reading “33 Stack Linebacker Reads | QC Episode 216”
Do you have a plan for when your team gets to start practicing again? Here’s the Do’s and Don’ts.
In some areas, coaches are getting to start working with their players again. In other areas, that time is still a long way off. But you need to have a plan. Continue reading “Getting Back to Practice | FBCP S07 Episode 07”
Never underestimate a good mailbag episode. We hit on some important topics that you need to hear.
This is the final mailbag episode for a while, since we’ve caught up to 2020 finally! And there’s a few good ones in here. Even if we touch on them a lot. Continue reading “Winning Culture, 4-2-5 vs 4-3 Defense (Mailbag!) | QC Episode 215”
The concept of using Levers to get constant improvement on the field has fascinated me. Here’s how to make it work for you.
Continue reading “Pulling Levers for Constant Improvement | FBCP S07 Episode 06”