Author Topic: Defending against overload runs  (Read 2171 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline patriotsfatboy1

  • Gold
  • Posts: 3146
  • Total likes: 632
  • Coaching: 11 & Under
  • Defense: 6-3
  • Offense: Double Wing
  • Title: Head Coach
Defending against overload runs
« on: November 02, 2015, 11:34:57 PM »
Besides a SHIFT call, how do you look at address a team that will overload a side with backs and TE's so that they can run a QB direct power play to that side?

Offline davecisar

  • Platinum
  • Posts: 9058
  • Total likes: 828
    • Winning Youth Football Coaching Site
  • Coaching: 12 & Under
  • Defense: Wide Tackle 6
  • Offense: Single Wing
Re: Defending against overload runs
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2015, 06:39:54 AM »
Lots of things you can do
Start with Personnel

I watched one beast clip here a couple of weeks ago
The very best big player on the field, huge, strong, quick kid was on the side opposite the overload- he never made a play, he couldn't because they didn't put him in a position to make a play

We put our strongest most aggressive players to the strength side- our weak side are guys that are good sitting on counter

You can slant or stunt- always have plan B in place
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

Winston Churchill

Offline patriotsfatboy1

  • Gold
  • Posts: 3146
  • Total likes: 632
  • Coaching: 11 & Under
  • Defense: 6-3
  • Offense: Double Wing
  • Title: Head Coach
Re: Defending against overload runs
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2015, 07:45:05 AM »
Lots of things you can do
Start with Personnel

I watched one beast clip here a couple of weeks ago
The very best big player on the field, huge, strong, quick kid was on the side opposite the overload- he never made a play, he couldn't because they didn't put him in a position to make a play

We put our strongest most aggressive players to the strength side- our weak side are guys that are good sitting on counter

You can slant or stunt- always have plan B in place

Dave,

Great point.  I typically have my best personnel on the offense's right side as most teams are right handed.  I have a stud DT that I move to the offense's dominant side during the course of the game once I see them adjusting to what we do on defense.  However, I think that I have seen some tendencies in their play calling to attack the left side on offense, so I may just start that DT on their left.  I usually have a MPP at left DG that I pair with a space eater at right DG.  Not sure if I will swap them out as I don't want to weaken the right side too much.

When I see them in this formation I am looking at putting my weakside OLB more in the middle and have my weakside CB playing closer to the line and more towards the middle of the field.  I was also going to have my Mike shade to that strong side to get some better numbers.  It leaves us more open on the outside away from the play, but that formation does not lend itself to attacking that anyway and we are not totally selling out. 

Offline Shaggyd99

  • Copper
  • Posts: 152
  • Total likes: 20
  • Coaching: 13 & Under
  • Defense: 6-3
  • Offense: Double Wing
  • Title: Head Coach
Re: Defending against overload runs
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 06:38:53 PM »
Besides a SHIFT call, how do you look at address a team that will overload a side with backs and TE's so that they can run a QB direct power play to that side?

I’d Shift the DL and Mug/Mover the Mike…Bail the CB if no real pass threat. 

I also added a Call this year that we call Storm.   It tells one OLB to go Spread while the other OLB takes control of the others Stack…Essentially shifting over the OLB’s.  I understand the defense becomes unsound when using this call so I call it only when I’m sure where the ball is going.  I’ve used it only seven times this year and six of the seven the ball we killed behind the LOS and the other was a 4 yard gain with two missed tackles.

I also have a field side DE, CB and OLB every play.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2015, 06:41:01 PM by Shaggyd99 »