Your number one objective defensively is to stop the run, but you must play assignment sound and disciplined football when defending the zone read.
In the game of football there are a multitude of attributes related to success on the scoreboard. To believe there are one or two attributes more integral to success than others is foolish.
The pyramid was born out of one simple goal we wanted to achieve: Keep the offense out of the end zone. While there are a host of goals worth shooting for, the ultimate success of a defense rests on the concept of preventing the opposing offense from scoring.
Easier reads and more avenues to run are some of the many advantages quarterbacks can benefit from. Offenses exploit these advantages through different quarterback read run schemes and RPOs. I am hoping to give insight into playing defense vs. this type of offense using a 2-high shell and split-field coverages.
The goal of coaching tackling is to get ball carriers on the ground in the safest way possible. “Devil Tackling” has given Duke’s defenders the tools to successfully complete that objective.
From FBS all the way to High School, there are times when you are limited in your schemes based on your personnel. Provide your players with a toolbox of schemes, including quarters coverage, they can use to put themselves in the best position possible based upon their skills and the skills of their opponent.
The spread offense has evolved into a number of different variations that require simple, sound principles defensively. These defensive principles must have built-in adjustments that counter great players, protect defensive liabilities, and have answers for offensive adjustments.
The 3-4 defense has become popular with collegiate and professional football programs. Now, your high school team can install it too.