Time to put the finishing touches on that defensive playbook to get ready for the upcoming season. How much do you need in it?
The biggest problem many coordinators will run into this season is not going to be not having enough play calls. It’s going to be having a defensive playbook that is too big. And for no reason. Continue reading “How Many Calls in Your Defensive Playbook? | FBCP S07 Episode 11”
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”
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”
What’s the ideal personnel for your 4-3 Defense Linebackers? Find out where to put your studs so you’re ready to dominate.
The Miami 4-3 Defense has been around since the early 1980s. One of it’s most impressive qualities is the versatility in adapting to the evolution of offensive football over the last 4 decades. Continue reading “Linebacker Personnel in the 4-3 Defense | QC Episode 212”
ASKA is a pre-snap checklist for your players. But it’s much more than that for your coaching staff.
Alignment. Stance. Key Read. Assignment. I stole the ASKA principle from TCU several years ago. But it’s grown into so much more than it started. Continue reading “Coaching the ASKA Principle | FBCP S07 Episode 03”
Now these are some good questions. Time to get back in a different sort of mailbag.
Usually when we do a mailbag show, it’s just a huge collection of stuff that wasn’t enough for a full episode from my Twitter DM’s. Not this time.
This time it’s 4 questions from an email I sent out, hitting a little bit of everything. Here’s the topics… Continue reading “Safety Reads, Empty Formations & More Mailbag | QC Episode 210”
The 4-2-5 Defense System requires a lot of planning. Here’s how to plan your defensive System.
The 4-2-5 Defense System has been completely updated for 2020. Here’s the blueprint you need to follow to get your System ready for the 2020 Season. Continue reading “4-2-5 Defense System | FBCP S07 Episode 00”
Defense is played Flat Down the Line. What does that even mean!?
Football is a weird game. There’s tons of terminology, and none of it is universal. So to a coach just starting out, it can be a very confusing world. Continue reading “Play Defense at the Line of Scrimmage | QC Episode 208”