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Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« on: August 20, 2015, 01:07:35 PM »
Defense is a mess.  Trying to straighten it out,

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Re: Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 01:15:40 PM »
DTs bear crawl thru A and B gaps. 
DE has contain
Coverage is Man-Press
LBs and Corners depend on offensive alignment

PM me your addy and I can give you some more info.

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Re: Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 01:21:39 PM »
Probably bc you can't tackle and pursuit the ball effectively

The game won't fix anything when it comes down to jimmy having to tackle jon.

There enough info on here for you to be confused about gam and 10-1 for a long time. Just focus on  defensive fundys and everything else takes care of it self
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Re: Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2015, 01:32:45 PM »
No, it's the guy trying to install his "defense" which he appears to be making up on the fly.. I am going to try and morph this cluster into a GAM where the assignments are simple and the kids can just play ball, and not think so much... see  http://www.dumcoach.com/general-discussion/oh-boy-i-guess-i-shouldn't-have-been-honest/

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Re: Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 01:59:16 PM »
Scheme doesn't matter as much as you think...

Until that's realised... you won't go anywhere.
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Re: Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2015, 02:04:38 PM »
I'm not saying it does.    I want to change what this guy is doing, without changing what he is doing LOL.     

Line 4 DL up in A and B gaps

DE contain

everything else depends LOL... got it.

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Re: Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2015, 02:10:12 PM »
Scheme does matter to a degree.  I agree that pursuit and tackling are the most important aspects of defense.  GAM/10-1 are simple, low thinking defenses that encourage aggressiveness.  When you don't have to spend too much time on assignment and alignment, etc... you can focus on the more important fundies, i.e. Tackling and pursuit. 

DC46 for exmple... is more technique driven.  More time working on technique = less time working on tackling and pursuit or some other area. 

I ran GAM last year because it was our first year and it was an easy install that allowed me to focus more on tackling and pursuit, as well as offense.  This year I installed DC46.  I have NOT spent less time on tackling and pursuit.  I have spent less time on offense this season since we are running the same offense as last year.

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Re: Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2015, 02:31:42 PM »
Low thinking, and quick install, that's what I think we're after.    We really don't have a defense, if I let this guy continue just making stuff up as he goes LOL.

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Re: Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2015, 02:42:59 PM »
Low thinking, and quick install, that's what I think we're after.    We really don't have a defense, if I let this guy continue just making stuff up as he goes LOL.

Will he willingly relinquish control of being DC?

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Re: Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2015, 03:08:44 PM »
I don't know, I am going to try and tweak what he is doing, so that there is an actual plan behind it without him knowing.    He has a 5 and a 4 man line set up.. going to tweak the 4 into GAM and the 5 into 46 with GAM principles.. ie.. TNT, edge players on air, and secondary in "mirror"  like man free.. just have a true FS out there.     His "install" was him going over every single possibility of what could happen and how the guy should play it, rather than a few rules that could be memorized.

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Re: Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2015, 03:57:47 PM »
What will the current DC's reaction be when you start tweaking his defense?

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Re: Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2015, 04:37:11 PM »
What will the current DC's reaction be when you start tweaking his defense?
Sounds like from the other related thread the guy isn't a DC but just a guy. Bad situation that might just get worse if he tries to change things but if they don't they can expect a winless season. Sounds like the header asked a few days in if he could run the D and he declined not feeling he was as knowledgeable as he needed only to have someone else step up and take the job who knows nothing. Sounds like the staff needs to have a meeting of the minds asap.
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Re: Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2015, 05:41:44 PM »
The offensive coordinator already called him out like  "if you do x.. I'm just gonna do y and score a TD"  I cant remember the specifics   I think there is some room there for constructive input.. if I am reading the tea leaves correctly.

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Re: Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2015, 08:06:46 PM »
GAM isn't as simple as 'what are the assignments'

bearcrawling dgs and dts is a skill.  its counter intuitive.  it takes a lot of practice, and frequent in game benchings to get your guys to do it.  and they must do it.  if they stand up and get blocked, the FB isos the Mike and its touchdown city.

you MUST contain with your DEs.  your defense had no depth, and therefor pursuit is largely lateral-that means the opposition MUST be going lateral, not getting a clean sweep.  the DEs cannot fail.

B(outside backers) must be excellent athletes.  they have to handle the back to their side, but also have to be able to physically dominate a TE.  they also must be able to cover vs spread schemes.

GAM is a great youth defense, but don't think for a minute it's simple to install.  once installed, it's simple to play, but if your boys don't know exactly how to play it and don't work on their SPECIFIC assigments in practice, it's an 80 yd touchdown waiting to happen.
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Re: Anyone have a quick and easy GAM explanation of assignments?
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2015, 07:45:32 AM »
Crisis averted.    The Header noticed that this guy was in way over his head, and brought a playbook that they used last year.   It may not be the greatest scheme in the world but at least it's a scheme, with a few rules for each guy to follow, and not an ad hoc cobbled together mess.   I'm satisified with that.