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Offline TigerMOJO

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DE alignment vs Spread
« on: September 25, 2016, 01:45:15 PM »
I have the online clinics but finding time to watch them again may take a week or so.

So wanted to know how you guys play your DE against a Spread team. We just faced one that was run heavy Spread and depending on twins or trips how we aligned but they would get a block on us a lot when played force so 2nd half I had them back off line about 1-2 yds and then played force and it worked for us. We won but we play another spread in a few weeks that's better then the team we just played.

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Re: DE alignment vs Spread
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 08:51:49 PM »
We don't have the DE adjust to spread. We are playing zone with the OLB and CB's. We have those DE's come hard.

If I worry about a slant killing me over the middle, then I have the OLB's play inside leverage and I can also have my DT's drop off in a sort of a zone blitz if I want.

Either way, I don't have my DE's going out wide unless I have a swinging gate.

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Re: DE alignment vs Spread
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 12:07:52 AM »
Do you play them inside the slots on twins? What we ran into was a wide quick pitch and when my DE was adjusting to the hip of the back he would get blocked by the slot and the RB got outside of them a couple times and scored once which my CB didn't play it well at all.

I've always split the difference from OT and Slot. Just didn't work well on the outside runs this week. Film guy couldn't make it so I can watch film to figure out what exactly was happening just know they were getting blocked in by Slot. Then when o slowed them down a lil we shut that down and they started trying to go inside which didn't work for them.
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Re: DE alignment vs Spread
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 02:31:12 AM »
Do you play them inside the slots on twins? What we ran into was a wide quick pitch and when my DE was adjusting to the hip of the back he would get blocked by the slot and the RB got outside of them a couple times and scored once which my CB didn't play it well at all.

I've always split the difference from OT and Slot. Just didn't work well on the outside runs this week. Film guy couldn't make it so I can watch film to figure out what exactly was happening just know they were getting blocked in by Slot. Then when o slowed them down a lil we shut that down and they started trying to go inside which didn't work for them.

The normal rule is to split the distance between the SLOT and the OT but it sounds like you did the right thing.  Putting them off the line of scrimmage so they can adjust going down hill. 

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Re: DE alignment vs Spread
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2016, 05:50:14 AM »
Do you play them inside the slots on twins? What we ran into was a wide quick pitch and when my DE was adjusting to the hip of the back he would get blocked by the slot and the RB got outside of them a couple times and scored once which my CB didn't play it well at all.

I've always split the difference from OT and Slot. Just didn't work well on the outside runs this week. Film guy couldn't make it so I can watch film to figure out what exactly was happening just know they were getting blocked in by Slot. Then when o slowed them down a lil we shut that down and they started trying to go inside which didn't work for them.

We have a WIDE call that has them split the difference between OT and slot, but we also move the DT a little out over C gap. However, we find that teams are able to run up the up gut too much for that. Our DE's are generally good with the sweeps - but if a team has speed, they can cut up C gap if our OLB's miss a tackle. Scheme can't fix that for us. That is just fundamentals.