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Custom Systems => Coach Marsden's Split 44 Defense => Topic started by: CoachMattC on May 23, 2015, 11:10:25 AM

Title: Rover - You , Me, Gone
Post by: CoachMattC on May 23, 2015, 11:10:25 AM
Got this from a recent Powerpoint Slide Deck and I'm looking for a few example of situations when the Rover should be trained use each call.  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Rover - You , Me, Gone
Post by: JrTitan on June 02, 2015, 09:32:18 PM
Got this from a recent Powerpoint Slide Deck and I'm looking for a few example of situations when the Rover should be trained use each call.  Thanks in advance.

Sorry for the delay - I missed this your post.

For those who have not seen the clinic, the Rover (weak OLB) has the following calls to make to the end on his side declaring the end’s contain responsibilities:

Whenever Rover is a "walk" alignment (splitiing the difference between a wide #1 or #2), he has to give a "GONE" call since he is removed from the front by alignment.   This happens typically when there is more than one split receiver to his side or obvious passing situations.   The GONE call tells the end "I am not here".

A ME call can be given when there is no immediate threat to the flats typically when the #2 receiver is in the backfield.  The end can play tougher on the tackle play and has immediate outside support from the linebacker on the run.  If the end reads pass, he has outside contain rush.  If it is flow away, the end still has bootleg-counter- reverse.

The calls to the end are typically tied to the alignment, coverage, formation and tactical situation.  Here are the most common Rover alignments against a standard pro-set:

(http://s25.postimg.org/4gzgbdopb/Rover_Alignments.png)

The "IN" (or "SPIKE") call tells the end to take the B gap and the Rover supports outside.  The "OUT" call tells the end to support outside and Rover stunts the B gap.  The "IN", "SPIKE" and "OUT" calls can also be given from the base and force positions.
Title: Re: Rover - You , Me, Gone
Post by: CoachMattC on June 03, 2015, 04:09:55 PM
A ME call can be given when there is no immediate threat to the flats typically when the #2 receiver is in the backfield.  The end can play tougher on the tackle play and has immediate outside support from the linebacker on the run.  If the end reads pass, he has outside contain rush.  If it is flow away, the end still has bootleg-counter- reverse.

This is exactly what I needed, thanks.