New Research: How UMASS Implements Its Pressure Check System

May 9, 2014 | 2-Deep 4-Under Zone Pressures, Defense, Pressure

By Mike Kuchar

Senior Research Manager

X&O Labs



This Spring, University of Massachusetts has developed what it calls “Falcon,” a two-deep, four under field pressure blitz check concept designed to attack offensive formation width.   Players are taught to trigger the pressure based on formation structure and leverage.  It’s a simple system to implement and even simpler to execute once defenders understand the four base offensive identifiers and which pressure is designed to attack them, respectively.   To see how UMASS designed this concept, click on the link below.