Formationing the Jet Sweep to Exploit Numbers
By Pete DeWeese, Featuring: Sam Parker, Offensive Line Coach, Ferris State University (MI)
In its run to another Division 2 national championship final, Ferris State University (MI) posted astronomical numbers on offense — 491 yards per game and 39 points...
Trap and Stubbie Coverage to Defend Dual Threat QBs
By Jesse Turner (Secondary Coach) and Lee Gibson (Head Coach), Leeds High School (AL)
These two different looks discussed in this report provide you with the ammo you need to stop the biggest threat out of the sprint game while...
St. Francis University’s (IN) Tweak on Tampa Two
By Joey Didier, Co-Defensive Coordinator, University of Saint Francis (IN)
Why teach a run-stuffing Mike linebacker to drop between the hashes if you don’t have to? The University of St. Francis employs a Nickel player to both deny vertical passing lanes...
A/B Gap Divide Runs vs. Odd and Bear Fronts
By Mike Kuchar with Brian Gabriel, Run Game Coordinator/OL Coach, Monmouth University (NJ)
When New England Patriots FB James Develin trapped Rams Nose Nadomincan Suh for a 13-yard gain to open the Super Bowl, it wasn't just a tempo setter...
Dime Package Coverage for the 4-2-5 Defense
By Mike Nahum, Associate Head Coach/Safeties, Marvin Ridge High School (NC)
See how one coaching staff runs their Dime Package which allows all their players to play in normal 4-2-5 alignment keeping their reads and keys the same. And as...
Applying the “ACTS” Principle to the Seam/Wheel Concept
By Lonnie Norton, Offensive Coordinator/QBs, Prairiland High School (TX)
This concept has proven to be explosive and versatile. See how one coaching staff uses this concept to defeat the blitz and man coverage, defeat overloaded coverage to trips, and used...
4-2-5 Split Coverage Variations to Defend Trips
By Chris Endress, Defensive Coordinator, Columbus High School (KS)
See why coach Endress used these concepts against over 80% of the trips looks they saw this past season. Read more here...
By Chris Endress Defensive Coordinator Columbus High School (KS)
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Play Action Progressions from Power Read
By Matt Kelly, Offensive Coordinator/QBs, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)
As two-high overhang defenses began to eliminate the wheel portion of Power Read PAP, something needed to be done to elongate the launch point and provide options for the QB’s read...
Five Quarters Coverage Variations to Defend Modern Day Offenses
By Jason Brown, Linebackers Coach, St. Charles Catholic High School (LA)
We’ve all heard that Quarters coverage is too multiple and has too many adjustments—most detractors say Quarters creates complexity and indecision. Don’t believe that kind of thinking...
By Jason Brown...
Using a Numbering System to Communicate Pressures
By Michael Bellacosa, Defense Coach, West Islip Public Schools (NY)
In high school football, I have always believed that overwhelming the point of attack, putting as much pressure on the offense as possible will allow to dictate and control the...
How Ferris State is Expanding Its Power Read Package this Off-Season
By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs
The following research was conducted as part of X&O Labs special report on QB generated run/RPO system.
By Mike Kuchar Senior Research Manager X&O Labs Twitter: @MikekKuchar
Editor’s Note: The following...