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Odd Stack Pressures to Defend 21 Personnel

Nov 1, 2015 | Front, Defense, Odd Front Structures

By Mike Kuchar
Senior Research Manager
X&O Labs
Twitter: @MikekKuchar

 

Editor’s Note: The following research was conducted as part of X&O Labs’ special report on “Developing a Pressure Check System” which can be accessed in full by clicking here.

xavier1Andy Guyon, the defensive coordinator at prep powerhouse Xavier High School (CT), operates out of a 3-3 front structure and will package his Thunder and Lightning pressure package based off offensive tendencies. In his Thunder pressure package, he will slant to the strength of the offensive formation and blitz off the weak side of the formation. It’s a man coverage concept where the corners will play number one, the free safety plays number two strong, the strong safety will play number two weak or number three strong while the remaining linebackers will combo the backs.