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Defending Speed Option
« on: November 08, 2017, 10:35:10 AM »
I know we have discussed but as a refresher and to archive in this section, what are some of the main CPs for defending speed option in the 4-4?
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Re: Defending Speed Option
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 10:53:28 AM »
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First it depends on the formation & exactly how they are running Speed Option.

Let's say it the traditional 3x1 speed option to the single side.

DE must force the pitch, LB(whomever is on that side) & C must get the PB. FS plays the alley QB to PB.

The idea here is if you Rover or Bump to the trips then it's difficult to get the numbers to the Speed Option. This is why you will now see teams playing 13 to trips instead of 31.

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Re: Defending Speed Option
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 12:33:30 PM »
Aren't maniacs like you counting on the lber and corner playing pitch so you can dump it over their heads to the X? Probably more advanced than any youth coach would ever see.

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Re: Defending Speed Option
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 12:51:53 PM »
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It goes even further, first we run it with Power blocking to get an extra hat against a feathering DE. Next we will run it with the H back under for the Shuffle pass. When we go to throw off it we do it to a 2 man man side & run a switch route. very nasty.

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Re: Defending Speed Option
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 02:08:03 PM »
Same as any other option:

Put your force player in the coverage (probably OLB) on the pitch back.

Deep defender runs the alley from QB to pitch late.

DE takes 1st threat (in this case, the QB).

Any ILB in pursuit will overlap the unblocked DE and take the next threat to show off the DE's butt.

Do not play man coverage as that produces too much conflict between run defense and man to man responsibility for your perimeter players.

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Re: Defending Speed Option
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 09:38:31 PM »
A

The guys we have always had trouble blocking is a fast flowing Safety.

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