Welcome to our DEFENSE page.
This is where you will find
the meat and potatoes of our 33-Stack Attack Defense. You will also find small articles written either
by us or by other coaches we know. Some of these were written
specifically to be articles on our website while others were written as
online posts during forum discussions from around the Internet.
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33-STACK vs. DOUBLE WING
Short article about what we do with the 33-STACK against the Double Wing Offense (originally written as an email to some friends of mine, I was asked to turn it into an article).
BIRD DOG & GREYHOUND
This is a great drill to work on defensive reads, pursuit angles and conditioning all at the same time.
33-STACK ATTACK VIDEOS
The following video segments are taken from several teams ages ranging from 9 to 14. Every segment except the first one, each play is shown twice so you dont have to rewind as much. I hope these videos show you some of what the 33-STACK ATTACK is capable of doing for your team. And I hope they make it easier to understand how this defense is supposed to perform and what it should look like when operating correctly and aggressively.
This is just a little package of plays showing why our 'front 6' defenders are called the PRESSURE UNIT.
we want to confuse the offensive line even more than our Tap-N-Go
blitzing does. Other times we need to get a couple of backup players
in the game where we can control exactly what they do each play. And
still other times we run into a team with total studs playing Center
and Quarterback and they are running a lot of the QB KEEP play so we
want to put bodies in the A-gaps immediately at the snap of the ball.
defensive front is very similar in effect to our 42 front, but it puts
bodies in every interior gap at the snap of the ball. We like to use
this in short yardage situations as well as goal line situations or
extra point attempts.
ATTACKING THE GUARDS
offenses depend on their Guards to do much more than block the area in
front of them. Sometimes they pull out in front of running plays.
Other times they pull out in front of roll-out passing plays. And
still other times they are responsible for slowing backside pursuit.
We don't care what the reason is, we just love to see any lineman leave
his zone when we are rushing a defender in EVERY gap.
like the joy we feel inside when a Guard pulls out of the middle, we
get almost silly when we play against teams that split out one or both
TEs. We have an automatic call that we teach our OS players to change
their tap to 'outside' and then move up on the line of scrimmage when
they see that there is no TE on their side of the formation.
DOGs probably have the toughest job in the whole defense. They must
determine how and where to line up. They must check out of the blitz
calls of their overzealous coach when the offense splits a receiver to
their side. And at the snap they must make a really quick read of the
QB to determine if a quick pass is coming their way. OK, maybe it
isn't as hard as we like to make it sound. But then, we do claim this
is the easiest defense in the game today.
REAPERS & CORNERS
it is hard to see the whole field in video footage, so it is also hard
to see when the deeper defenders are coming from when they make a
play. Hopefully this footage is not too difficult to follow. And the
best thing you can take from this footage is how our REAPER and CORNERs
play the game while moving forward.
it doesn't matter how well a defense is designed because offenses and
some specific plays are designed just as well. What I love about our
pass defense is how the players 'learn' as the game goes progresses. I
even included an example of this at the beginning of the segment. This
is a team that ran a lot of HB PASSES. It worked early but once our
COVER UNIT figured out what was going on, we caught more than they
don't have bigger, faster or stronger players. We don't have teams
full of studs that just overwhelm our opponents. What we do is bring a
huge amount of pressure in wave after wave from angles that make it
really tough on the offenses we play. Some of these offenses really
are not very good. Others have some really well designed schemes and
individual plays that do a lot of damage to lesser defenses. But when
the come up against the 33-STACK we wear them down and confuse them up
front and frustrate them in the backfield. It is beautiful to watch.