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Blitz The Option

“You gotta play assignment football!”

“Do your job! You’ve got Dive! You’ve got Quarterback! You’ve got Pitch!”

“You have to stay in base and be disciplined!”

Sound familiar?  If you get most coaches talking about how to defend the option, you’ll got responses similar to the ones above.

Problem is…that approach is wrong.

There…I said it. Continue reading Blitz The Option

533, 353 or 335?

Its kind of a funny question but it gets asked all the time.  Is there truly a difference when a defensive coach says his team is running a 53 vs a 35 vs a 33 scheme?  Some coaches believe that there is no difference at all and it is just semantics or the personal choice of the coach who chose what scheme for his team to run.  And there is some truth to that.  Sometimes it really is as simple as Coach X prefers the name 53 or whatever. Continue reading 533, 353 or 335?