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Hybrid 3-5/3-3 Stack Playbook with 3-4 calls
« on: March 08, 2015, 11:12:06 PM »
  This is a very simple and aggressive defense which covers just about everything we need to be competitive defensively.  Our base is a 3-5-3 that utilizes the Sam and Will like the 3-3 stack.

  Our Mike is probably our best tackler that is safety+ sized.  To make the 3-4 calls work well he should probably be your fastest stud.  This is very important as it makes the shifts between 3-5 and 3-4 super simple and keeps almost everyone else's alignment and assignment the same.

  Base = 3-5
  vs. Passing team = "Bama" 3-4
  vs. any team that is running on our 3-5 = "Hokie" 3-4 Inverted Cover 2

  There are plenty of y'all that can beat this.  I am simply sharing this for anyone who make find it useful.  I am no defensive guru but I believe this is a good balance of being simple enough to play fast while being reasonably sound for youth football.

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Re: Hybrid 3-5/3-3 Stack Playbook with 3-4 calls
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 04:14:50 PM »
How do you adjust to a power I or wishbone set?

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Re: Hybrid 3-5/3-3 Stack Playbook with 3-4 calls
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 03:05:19 PM »
TY for posting.  Im sure theres a coach or 2 out there that can use this!
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Re: Hybrid 3-5/3-3 Stack Playbook with 3-4 calls
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 08:08:17 PM »
How do you adjust to a power I or wishbone set?

We should not have to make a special adjustment to a Wishbone.  If Double tight, our spurs line up on the TE outside shoulder and we look a lot like a 5-3.  Our Mike and Will go to B or C and our E's go opposite.  That leaves 1 A gap open and the Mike accounts for it if the FB comes forward.

Our spurs also would not blitz.  They squeeze C gap and read the backfield action.  Set the edge if they are run at, check for bootleg, counter or reverse if it is a run away from them and get to the flats if they read pass.

The only adjustment I would make is to move my mike up to 4y off the LOS.

If it is an unbalanced Power I.  I might shift everyone over one man to account for the unbalance.  I might stop blitzing the will and have him read whichever back they run counter with, assuming they run counter.  Other than that I would work hard during the week to make sure my DL was slanting hard into the gap and my Sam and Will were filling hard opposite.

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Re: Hybrid 3-5/3-3 Stack Playbook with 3-4 calls
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 08:09:46 PM »
Week 1 Highlights

Our stack LB's did not play very well but we still managed a shut out.

http://www.hudl.com/team/90875/highlights/104883817


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Re: Hybrid 3-5/3-3 Stack Playbook with 3-4 calls
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2015, 06:50:28 AM »
Week 1 Highlights

Our stack LB's did not play very well but we still managed a shut out.

http://www.hudl.com/team/90875/highlights/104883817

Those little guys are damn good. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Hybrid 3-5/3-3 Stack Playbook with 3-4 calls
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2015, 01:04:55 PM »
The last year we ran the odd stack, we found ourselves in a 5-1-5 look quite a bit with our rovers/spurs moving up and back from the LOS.
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Re: Hybrid 3-5/3-3 Stack Playbook with 3-4 calls
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2016, 01:37:44 PM »
I'm running something simular.

Basically the 3-5 formation and reducing the front with the Sam and will (the outer 2 inside linebackers).

Also will have that 2 robber as a base with a cover 3 check as a change up. Should be solid against pass.

As for the 3-3 itself it opens the door for some great blitz plays (only carrying a few though)

This defense could easily cover wishbone/power I because all you have to do is walk the Spurs up and you are now running a 5-3. (Really 6-2 once you reduce the front)