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Clinics / Tournaments / Jamborees / Camps / Re: Clinics
« Last post by CoachDP on Yesterday at 11:11:21 AM »
No need for a mojo packed, "If you want in the drill, get in the drill" who's ball is it clinic unless he was running it.

Well Tony, you know Glazier won’t be asking for that. 
As a matter of fact, they certainly aren’t interested in topics outside of their very limited scope, as evidenced when you asked me to fill in for you a few years ago.  ;)

—Dave
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General Discussion / Re: Double wing GOLD for Christmas?
« Last post by flexbone on Yesterday at 09:03:49 AM »
I've only read about DW tidbits through posts but I'd get one to learn intricacies!
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Clinics / Tournaments / Jamborees / Camps / Re: Clinics
« Last post by Coach TonyM on Yesterday at 04:56:42 AM »
I guess it isn't terrible when you look past the double wing stuff :)

What else would he be looking at?  No need for a mojo packed, "If you want in the drill, get in the drill" who's ball is it clinic unless he was running it.
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Your Game Results / Re: 2018 player cutups (JPW)
« Last post by CHARLIEDONTSURF on December 14, 2018, 06:40:36 PM »
Is his last name Watt? Holy crap.

Haha, he wishes. We did call that big arm brace you see him wearing his "JJ Watt brace."

Gruesome injury, you can see it at 2:40 in the video.  He whams the NG and braces his fall just in time for the Center and DT to collapse on his arm and dislocate his elbow inward.

Arm in a sling for 2 weeks, but didn't miss any games.  Wore a badass bionic brace for 6 weeks with hinges, metal struts and hyperextension straps, and then a lacrosse elbow pad over all that.

I blackfished a lot as a kid and I told him he looked like a Fiddler Crab haha.
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General Discussion / Re: Double wing GOLD for Christmas?
« Last post by G8trs on December 14, 2018, 06:14:15 PM »
Sign me up Coach.
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Your Game Results / Re: 2018 player cutups (JPW)
« Last post by CHARLIEDONTSURF on December 14, 2018, 04:23:10 PM »
That spiderman costume looking team is a first for me!?

St. Phillips.  They made it to Pop Warner Super Bowl last two years.   Last year they played as Fairpark Cardinals and went 1-1 in Florida.  They were older-lighter this year and changed organizations, but same kids and coaches.  They went 2-1 at the Super Bowl in JPW Division 1.  Made it to final game but Virginia Beach Mustangs jumped on them early and that was that.

Maybe they should've stuck with the Spiderman jerseys in Florida instead of white!
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General Discussion / Re: Double wing GOLD for Christmas?
« Last post by bdjackson on December 14, 2018, 03:59:00 PM »
Well considering I’m late to the party and just recently bought your practice guide and was reading your DWI last night on clean sweeps, I’d say absolutely. When’s the pre-pre order happening 

-Brian
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Coverages / Re: Cover 3 with Blitzing
« Last post by blockandtackle on December 14, 2018, 03:49:17 PM »
How do you teach cover 3 if you are blitzing a linebacker or multiple linebackers. Do you have your non blitzing LBs take a read step and then drop into coverage or just go straight into coverage? If you blitz, do you rotate coverage? What is the max you will blitz in Cover 3? Who will you not blitz in cover 3? Sorry for all the noob questions.

They still need to take read steps because it may be a run and likely will be in youth ball.  In an obvious passing situation you could make a call to tell them to bail, I suppose.

The ubiquitous Cov. 3 blitz package is the 5 man fire zone with 3 deep/3 under behind it.  Someone needs each of the 3 deep zones, then you need someone in each SCIF area (hash to sideline, as was said) and someone over the middle to play screens/draws and wall off crossers.  If you teach your zone coverage as pure spot drops, with the field divided into 3rds (sideline third drops to the top of the numbers, MOF is the Middle of the Field), that part is pretty simple.

How you get that combination doesn't matter and it leaves you a lot of room to play with who blitzes and who drops.  If you start from a 2 high structure, like the classic 3-4 teams who popularized the zone blitz in the early 90s, you can rotate a CB or S into an underneath zone while the other 3 secondary defenders play the deep zones.  That allows you to be a little more creative.  They can even blitz a DB with the 3 other DBs taking the deep zones and LBs (maybe even DL) taking the 3 underneath spots.  I recall that Dom Capers coached a Pittsburgh Steelers defense in the early 90s where every the only starter without a sack was the FS, and not for lack of trying.

If you're in a 3-3 or 4-4 defense and truly only have a 3 man secondary, your CBs and FS really can't be part of the blitz.

The 3-4 Fire Zone teams who live and die by this concept like to usually send 5.  Sometimes they'll drop a DL so you get 3 LBs/DBs rushing.  They may also have all the other LBs show a blitz look and back out of it to confuse the OL.  Dropping the DL into coverage is not as fancy as the commentators make it out to be--usually it's just the boundary DE spot dropping to the top of the numbers if he gets a high-hat read from the DL.  If they drop the NG, he's usually going to become the hole player over the middle if he gets a pass read.  They don't really expect much from those DL in coverage besides putting a body there so the QB will see someone and not automatically sling the ball out there.

I keep discussing the 3-4 Fire Zone, because that defense is known for this, but you can apply this concept to any defense that allows you to play Cov. 3.  4-3, 4-4, 3-3, even 5-3 or 6-2.  If you can get 3 deep defenders, you can do this.

If they're doing it on a running down, they also make sure they are still gap sound and play fundamentally sound.  The players need to be coached to blitz under control and read their keys on the run.  They still need to maintain proper leverage in pursuit and in force/contain/cutback/BCR.  If it's 3rd and 25, you can get a little looser with it, but those situations are so rare that I'm not sure what the value is of having special unsound blitzes just for them.

Some coaches at the HS and college level may also run a 6 man Zone Blitz with 3 deep and a pair of underneath defenders basically just dropping to the hashes and "playing football" or voiding some of the underneath zones and gambling that the offense won't recognize it in time.  This is something you would only want to do when you're confident the blitz can get home.  There's a lot of room underneath, but they feel it's safer than playing Cov. 0 to bring 6.  If the offense gets a completion, the 5 guys in coverage are to rally to make the tackle after a sizeable gain.

A weakness of the 5 man Cov. 3 Fire Zone is that it can be hard to get home if the offense keeps 7 or 8 in to block it and work a 2 or 3 man route combo against Cov. 3.  If the offense picks up the pressure and floods one 1/3 of the field or another, now you're caught playing 2 on 3 or 1 on 2.

Now... in youth ball, I don't know why you'd really want to get that fancy with it.  You could simply play Cov. 3 and send a LB or two with the 3 deep/3 under so you're a little better protected from the big play.  If you are a base 5-3 defense with your 5 DL rushing each time, you're kind of in a Fire Zone by default.
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Your Game Results / Re: 2018 player cutups (JPW)
« Last post by Dimson on December 14, 2018, 03:33:27 PM »
That spiderman costume looking team is a first for me!?
Haha. That was my first thought as well. It is the Amazing Spidermen!
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Your Game Results / Re: 2018 player cutups (JPW)
« Last post by Dimson on December 14, 2018, 03:32:41 PM »
Pretty rare you find a “dead in their tracks” tackler like that. The blow is delivered and there’s zero forward progress after that. Old school Mike backer.
What impressed me were his blocks. If he blocked them, they went down and they went down hard. Stopped dead in their tracks. But yeah they LB play was awesome too. I loved how he blew up the lead blockers and made the tackle. That was sweet!
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