Lots of teams are “multiple” on Defense. You’ll get a little odd front, a little even. Maybe they’ll play a quarter in attack mode, and then one just playing base. But, being multiple on offense is a fairly new concept and is even breaking into the NFL. Go check out the Detroit Lions and their complete Wing-T package they ran in week 2.
On this episode, Daniel Chamberlain is joined by Beau Collins from NW Arkansas to talk about combining two different offensive schemes into the same system.
As football defenses continue to trend… as they will do… we’re seeing more 4-2-5 on friday nights. If you’re running an “old school” offense, like the wing-t, you’re probably thanking the football gods that you get to block up an even front once again. For the rest of us, we’re trying to block up a traditional front with a modern offensive scheme.
On this episode, Joe and Daniel discuss the weaknesses of the 4-2-5, how the Zone Scheme takes advantage of those weaknesses, and how you can expand your run game to attack the 4-2-5 in other ways.
Gap Scheme and odd fronts CAN seem like a mismatch for the defense at face value. But, knowing your defense and using your advantages in your favor can lead to some great outcomes.
On this episode Joe and Daniel discuss what exactly constitutes “Buck Series”, what the advantages of running the 3-4 truly are, and what the disadvantages can be if you aren’t prepared to solve them.
We all dream of having a “bell cow” running back to hang our hat on throughout the season. But, misusing that type of player in the Pro Style Offense can see you losing your best player before year end.
On this episode Joe Daniel and Daniel Chamberlain discuss how to let your star running back shine in your Pro Style offense, what he might look like, what his role should be, and how to call your offense to get the most out of him… without overusing him.
Justin Dottavio is a strength and conditioning coach and long time user of the Dale Baskett Speed and Movement training program. He uses Dale’s teachings in his every day work to help kids of all sports and disciplines.
Joe Daniel and Daniel Chamberlain are joined by Coach Justin Dottavio to discuss how Dale’s program changed his world in training athletes.
For more information jump over to Athletic Speed and Movement at www.AthleticSpeedandMovement.com.
A star Inside Linebacker can be an absolute game changer for your defense, especially in the run game. But, are you getting the full potential out of your linebacker? If not, is it your playcalling that’s holding him back?
On this episode Joe Daniel and Daniel Chamberlain (the one in the war paint) discuss what makes an ILB a star, what their role is in the 4-2-5 defense, and how you can call your defense to let him shine.
Gap scheme, old school football, can be run against any defense. The 3-4 defense is taking the country by storm, and it’s inevitable that you’ll see it this season. We’re taking a look at these two proven systems against each other.
On this episode, Joe Daniel and Daniel Chamberlain are discussing the advantages, disadvantages and problem solving techniques of using gap scheme run plays against the 3-4 defensive front.
If you have a star WR, you probably know it. What you may not know is how to use him to his fullest. How can I get the ball in his hands when I know he’s getting double coverage every snap?
On this episode Joe Daniel and Daniel Chamberlain are joined by Ron McKie to discuss what a star WR looks like, what roles they can fill for your team, and how to build an offense around him.
The Free Safety is likely the best player on your defense right now. But, is he a star? If you have a star, how do you utilize him to really let him shine?
On this episode Joe Daniel and Daniel Chamberlain talk all about using a Star FS in your 4-2-5 Defense. We talk about what makes him a star, what role he usually plays, and ways to highlight his talents.
The Zone Running Scheme and the 3-4 Defense are two of the most popular schemes in football today. Chances are, if you run the 3-4, you’ll face a zone team this season. You need to be prepared when that week (or weeks) comes around. Knowing your weaknesses and your strengths can give you the upper hand on Friday Night.
On this episode, Joe and Daniel discuss defending zone runs with your 3-4 defense, what issues you’ll face, how to fix them, and what your strengths should be.
The 4-2-5 has become one of the most used defenses around the country. Which means you’ll likely face it at some point this season. Gap scheme run plays are the backbone of many offenses. So, you’re probably running at least power and counter right now. We want to see how the two match up, and how you can gain the advantage on Friday nights.
On this episode Joe and Daniel discuss the plan to attack the 4-2-5 with gap scheme run plays. We look at the weaknesses of the 4-2-5, why we should run gap scheme plays against it, and what the best gap scheme run plays are to run against the 4-25.
Breaking into coaching or getting your first Head Coach job, much like learning any new skill, can be like drinking water from a fire hose. You can’t possibly take it all in until you become grounded on a foundation. But, we’ve all been there before, and most coaches want to help you survive your first days in the indust or as a new Head Coach.
On this episode we give you cutups of our conversations with coaches from different experience levels. These guys have been doing it at varying sizes of schools, but still getting it done.
It’s the Battle of the Titans… football edition. This time, we’re putting two of the most used offenses against each other. Whether you’re looking to throw it around in the Spread Offense, or wanting to be more balanced in the Pro Style offense, this episode is for you.
On this episode, Joe and Daniel discuss the benefits and weaknesses of the Spread Offense and the key reasons you should or shouldn’t run each one.
Each Season we take a break from talking football for a week and just discuss something else in our lives. This season we landed on video games.
On this episode, Joe and Daniel discuss games that make them feel nostalgic, what their favorite game from the past are, and what games they’re playing right now.
The Sprint Out Game can be very useful to every team for a multitude of reasons. Maybe you’re already using it some, and maybe you’ve never known the difference in Sprint Out, Roll Out, and Bootleg.
On this episode Joe and Daniel discuss the Sprint Out game, what it can do for you and your team, and how you can integrate it into a full offensive playbook that you already have.
The interior blitz may be every new DC’s original go-to call. But, they are very likely misusing them. Interior blitzes are a great addition to any playbook, and can range from the most simple to excessively complex.
On this episode Joe and Daniel discuss Interior Blitzes, their benefits and weaknesses, and when you should (or shouldn’t) be using them on Friday nights.
Football is a game of evolution, adaptation, and sometimes… cycles. Option football seems to fit into each of those descriptions, and has since the fall of 1964 when Coach Bill Yeoman told his Offensive Tackle “You can’t block him anyway, so just get out of the way,” and the defensive end was so confused that he ran up the field and out of the play… and the Split Back Veer Triple Option play fell into Coach Yeoman’s lap. Since, we have seen offenses adapt and evolve into spread teams that want to throw the ball all over the place, but they always seem to find themselves looking for “options” regardless if they’re pass or run based.
On this episode, Joe and Daniel discuss Option Football, what it is, how it can help you be successful, and how to incorporate it into your current offense.
Quarter Coverage, or Match Quarter, is widely believed to be one of the best pass stopping coverages. In a world full of Cover 1, 2, and 3 “beaters”, pattern matching helps players match up to any passing concept thrown at them. But, “if it was easy, everyone would be doing,” it has never been a more fitting phrase.
In this episode Joe and Daniel discuss pattern matching in Quarters Coverage, the pro’s and con’s of the scheme, and when you’ll know if your players and staff are truly ready for the challenge.
The Double Edge Blitz, or the laziest call in Joe’s terminology, can help you when you’re in a pickle or when the offense just has your number for a series. But, there are better and worse places to call it.
On this episode Joe and Daniel discuss the Double Edge Blitz, what they are fundamentally, the benefits they bring to your system, and coaching points to ensure your players know it and execute it to perfection.
Most of the time, when you’re thinking about passing concepts, you’re thinking about 5-step drop passing concepts. Do you love smash? Four verts? Double slant? Odds are, you’re running these out of a 5-step drop for your QB.
On this episode Joe and Daniel are joined by Head Coach Dylan Terry to do discuss what the 5-step drop game is, what advantages it brings to your offensive arsenal, and ways to gameplan your next opponent to ensure you’re putting the correct plays on your call sheet Friday night.
Cover 1 Coverage seems to be in every team’s arsenal on defense. Whether they’re a Primary Man Free team, or just using it as an off coverage for their Cover 3 base, they all want to have and need to have the option to go man-on-man with a little safety help over the top.
On this episode Joe and Daniel discuss the basics and fundamentals of Cover 1 as a coverage, We talk about what Cover 1 is, what benefits it brings to your defensive system, what problems you may have with Cover 1 and how to fix them.
Twist Games can be some of the most frustrating things to an Offensive Line coach who’s just trying to get his unit to perform. Especially early in the season, you can push an Offensive Line unit beyond their skillset with just a few movements by your big boys upfront.
On this episode Joe and Daniel are joined by Southeaster Missouri State’s DC Ricky Coon to talk about what twists are, how they can give you and advantage, and some quick pointers on installing them into your defensive scheme.
We’ve broken open the mailbag again. We’re digging in to answer the questions you’re asking the most.
On this episode, Joe and Daniel tackle everything from Nasty Splits to assigning OC/DC roles. You can review the questions in order below and find the answers on the podcast.
Cover 3 has silently, or maybe less so, become the go to defense of a majority of coaches across the world. Whether it’s run heavy divisions, fear of playing man, or tired of watching Cover 2 Corners getting blown up by the run game, coaches are converting… and for good reason.
In this episode, Joe and Daniel are joined by Coach Kahn Chace to discuss the fundamentals of Cover 3, what benefits it brings to your defensive package, and how to coach the basics to any age or skill of player.