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Offline TigerMOJO

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What do you do when O does this?
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:30:06 AM »
Have offenses line up their slot back right outside my DE. I've played it a few different ways.

1. Tell DE to Line up tight and when QB starts cadence to shift outside shoulder.
2. Lineup head up with slot and bull rush him but remembering you have outside. Because sometimes they'll run inside.
3. Started him wider than  the slot and play force from there. That's why I played the #2 way...because that makes me that inside gap huge so we 2 gap it. Which I have the DEs that can do that this year.

What have you done against this adjustment?
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Re: What do you do when O does this?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 11:02:55 AM »
Are they doing it to seal the DE with that back on a double team?  I will usually have my OLB go to a Spread call which puts him outside the DE as well and he is in position to take on that sweep.

If your DE is quick off the ball and the slot guy is outside of him, then the DE should still be able to make the play on a sweep.  Right?

Now, if the adjustments are happening just prior to the snap, I always tell my defenders that we can keep moving all we want and that the offense can't.  As such, your adjustment once the back gets set will work as well. 

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Re: What do you do when O does this?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 12:12:16 PM »
Have offenses line up their slot back right outside my DE. I've played it a few different ways.

1. Tell DE to Line up tight and when QB starts cadence to shift outside shoulder.
2. Lineup head up with slot and bull rush him but remembering you have outside. Because sometimes they'll run inside.
3. Started him wider than  the slot and play force from there. That's why I played the #2 way...because that makes me that inside gap huge so we 2 gap it. Which I have the DEs that can do that this year.

What have you done against this adjustment?

Gap call is one way to bracket that slot.  Spread call is another both essentially bracket the spot so. I matter what he does he is wrong.

GAP - OLB lines up inside of DE and aims /hunts near hip of QB.

I always think base calls first before I branch out because we are good at those things.

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Re: What do you do when O does this?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2018, 08:45:44 PM »
Have offenses line up their slot back right outside my DE. I've played it a few different ways.

1. Tell DE to Line up tight and when QB starts cadence to shift outside shoulder.
2. Lineup head up with slot and bull rush him but remembering you have outside. Because sometimes they'll run inside.
3. Started him wider than  the slot and play force from there. That's why I played the #2 way...because that makes me that inside gap huge so we 2 gap it. Which I have the DEs that can do that this year.

What have you done against this adjustment?

#1 is an easy adjustment, just keep in mind as long as no one else is in motion the slot can move with your end.

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Re: What do you do when O does this?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2018, 11:13:00 PM »
Never chase, Never align to a block.  If they try and squeeze the DE down to Crack him, align in inside shoulder of the Slot and blast the backfield.  However, never over extend (Widen to avoid) that slot block.  OSLB should use a "Crack" Call to signal the DE that the Slot is coming down.  That being said, if the DE follows Near Back rules, the is on the backs near hip NOW!  A Slot cracking should not beat him to the aiming point.  If he does, I suggest, you might have the wrong Kid at the Position. 
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