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479 TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERAL Page 1 One Goal: "The Championship” 2 It's All in the State of Mind 3 What is Class? 4 Leadership 5-6 Terminology 7 Backfield Material 8-9 Offensive Line, Terminology 10 Numbering System 11-12. Offensive Formation and shifts 13 Offensive Series : 4 Huddle Procedure 15 Snap Count, Alerts, Automatics, etc. 16 ‘Two-Minute Offense : 17-18 Defensive Recognition a9 Defensive Recognition (Goalline - Short Yardage) 20 Defensive Stunts 21-22 Secondary Coverage 23 Defensive Film Breakdown Terminology 24 Zones of Field 25 1978 ~ Offensive Objective Stats KICKING GAME Philosophy of the Kicking Game Extra Point and Field Goal Protection Punt Protection Rules Punt Coverage Kick-Off Alignment Kick-Off Middle and Side Return RUNNING GAME Rel iz R-2 28-12 6fT* RS 43 Red 29 13097" RS 4 R-6 1s R-7 16 R89 17 R10 18 R14 24Y RIS 26 R16 30 Table of Contents - Continued Page PREP rrr rrr? RUEGRES PPPPP PPP PP PP? Bess RUNNING GAME (Continued) 1G. L. 386. Le QB Sneak Wedge ir aT 52 Lead 52 Option 53 Lead 61 Draw 62 Draw PASSING GAME Passing Tree 60 Protection 70 Protection 64, 67, 68 61 Z Curl, 65, 65 B Hide 65 A Hide, 64°Y Hide, 74 A Circle All Screens Slip at 8 Slip at 9 80-Protection 90 Protection Slot 65, 95, 98 83, 89, 97 262 Protection 262 2 Comeback, Z Cross, X Corner 218 Boot, 231 X Comeback, 213 Y Short Out 130 Y Seam, 148 Y Seam, 131-49 X Up 356 X Read, 261 Z Screen 331 X Corner, 230 Y Drag, 86 B Swing POSITIONAL MATERIAL Offensive Line Only QB's Only OLE MISS ONE GOAL: THE CHAMPIONSHIP" 1, Establishing personal goals is recognized as possibly the strongest of all forces for personal motivation. 2, It is fabulous what great dreams have been reached by men and women in life and in the great world of athletics when they have been literally obsessed by clearly defined goals. 3. Three types of goals must be established -- long-range goals, intermediate goals, and short-range goals. 4, Your goals must be demanding, challenging, and realistic. 5. Really big success in the athletic world is achieved by athletes who continually set higher standards for themselves. 6. It is far easier to reach goals you set for yourself than it is to reach goals set for you by others. 7. You must develop a deep. belief that your goals will be reached. The clearer you visualize your goals, the more you kindle your desire and gain inspiration for even greater effort. 9. Never lose sight of your major long-range goal. IT's ALL IN THE STATE OF MIND If you. think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don't; If you want to win but you think you can't, It's: almost a cinch you won't. If you think you'll lose, you're lost! For in the world we find Success begins with a fellow's will, It's all in the state of mind, For many a race is lost Ere even a step is run, And many 2 coward fails; Think big and your deeds will grow; ‘Think small and you'll fall behind; Think that_you can and you will It's all in the state of mind, If you think you're outclassed, you are; You've got to think high to rise; You've got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win the prize. Life's battles don't always go To the stronger or faster man, But_sooner or later the man who wins Is the fellow who thinks he can! WHAT IS CLASS? Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident in the knowledge that you can meet life head on and handle whatever comes along. Jacob had it. Esau didn't, Symbolically, we can look to Jacob's wrest- ling match with the angel. Those who have class have wrestled with their own personal “angel” and won a victory that marks them thereafter. Class never makes excuses, It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes. Class is considerate of others. It knows that good manners is nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices. Class bespeaks an aristocracy that has nothing to do with ancestors or money. ‘The most affluent blue-blood can be totally without class while the descendant of a Welsh miner may ooze class from every pore. Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down, Class is already up and need not strive to look better by making others look worse, Class can "walk with kings and keep its virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common touch." Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class -~ becuase he is confortable with himself, If you have class, you don't need much of anything else. It you don't have it, no matter what else you have - it doesn't make much difference, Sree reer eee ea eee it | \ | LEADERSHIP vin every field of hunan endeavor, he that is first mist perpetually live in the white Light of publicity, Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in Literature,;in music, in industry, the reward and the. punishnent are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man's work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be nerely mediocre, he will be left severely alone. If he.achieves @ master " ploce, it i412 set a million tongues a wagging. “Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatso- ever you write or paint or play or sing or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you, unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. The leader is ae because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is nerely added proof of that leadership. If the leader truly leads, he renains ~ the leader, Master-poet, saster-painter, master-worknan, each in his turn lis assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which Is good or great makes itself know, no matter how loud the clanor of denial, That which deserves to live - lives." I III. Miscellaneous General Solid Call Backside 100 Series 200 Series 300 Series Bootleg ‘Throwback Blitz Walk shift Receivers ‘TERMINOLOGY Point of Attack Coaching Point Line of Scrimmage A form of pass protection between linemen and backs Denotes side away from play Means pass blocked same as running play (pass thrown from on L.0.S.) Means play pass, Pass thrown from back off L.0.S. QB sprint weak (Run-Pass option), Quick Guard pulls Indicates QB flow away from play with playside guard pulling. QB pulling up behind onside tackle. ‘Two or more LB'ers involved in a stunt TE Shift that can also involve the X & Z An alignment change involving the receivers Corner Back Free Safety Strong Safety Free Safety in LB look on 3 3 deep team Run Support from outside -- corner Run support from inside -- safety Z moves to a flanker position on quick side TE takes abnormal split Split end moves into a normal $ foot split from QT Block -used by "Y" on run support Denotes TB in passing gane Denotes FB in passing game QB call holds A or B for protection Strongside Linebacker Weakside Linebacker 80 - 86 - Check LB then End. If both blitz, block LB Pass Protection call which assigns you to End instead of LB Terminology, Continued (Backs) General Reads Pocket Soft Squeeze North Track Aiming Points Stance Blocks Load 60 Pass Protection Fill Seal Ist Down Lineman, Defender either over Center or Guard Form area for Q8 to put ball in. Keep playside elbow out of way and bottom hand on belt Put slight pressure on ball until you feel QB give or pull out As you make cut, turn toward goalline Running lane to aiming point on L.O.S. Must run straight Line with no bow or bend. q 2 HOt -D DO 29 30 41-T ore {A1L companion plays, ex. 16-17, have same aiming points) 3 point stance - feet almost parallel - (toe instep relationship) - feet shoulder width apart - weight evenly balanced. Don't have too much weight on front hand. Keep weight evenly distributed to be able to move in all directions. Heels should be only about off the ground, i Aim at crack of tackle and veer out and get low on outside thigh of defensive end. Drive your inside forearm through his outside thigh. Keep your Head and run through him - don't lunge. Get your body headed towards goalline. (If end disappears inside or outside, turn inside and load block LB'er.) Attack defensive man with head up and nose between mumbers bring fists up hard through his ribs. After contact keep feet moving with short choppy steps and recoil for next lick. Keep your tail between QB and defensive man at all times. (Occasionally we will cut a hard charger by driving a hard forearm and shoulder at the thigh). An aggressive block used after faking on play to fill the area left by a pulling lineman (guard). Good fake first then block anyone that shows. Blocking term used to block or cutoff linebacker pursuit after faking through L.0.S. | OLE MISS BACKFIELD, MATERIAL ~ THE OLE MISS OFFENSE CAN BE ONLY AS GOOD AS WE ARE WILLING TO WORK TO MAKE ‘ im L TAKE PRIDE AND STRIVE TO MAKE THE OLE MISS OFFENSE TOPS IN THE S.E.C I Two key aspects of your position 1,’ Be unselfish and be a team player. Don't worry about your statistics. I Do something without the ball, BLOCK, FAKE, HUSTLE. 2. Be TOUGH at all tines. Keep your head up and eyes open and search for | contact rather than avoiding i + In addition, mental attitude, preparation, work, sacrifice, and the will to win are necessary aspects of a winning Football Program. The techniques of | performance will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced in meetings and on 7 the field. ; L "BACKFIELD PRINCIPLES" | 1, Hustle at all times! Qut-hustle, Out-Hit, Qut-Condition every opponent! Attitude @ Enthusiasm, sceceaeseeaeieaeae Know your assignment each play, NO MENTAL MISTAKES! 3. MUST HAVE PROPER EXECUTION OF PLAY! Strive for perfect execution! ! + 110% effort by everyone on each play! Run hard - Fake well - ibe Block aggressively! Blocking and faking are just as important as running the ball! It takes all eleven men doing their job on every play to make their play go! TEAM EFFORT! 6. Make the Big Down Play! + Take great pride in what you do on the field, Work hard to-make the results worthwhile, |. Be the hardest working group on the field! Hard Work and Dedicated Effort will pay off in VICTORIES! a 9. Avoid fumbles by pinching elbow and covering up ball at tackle. 10, Don't forget to compliment your line when something good happens. 11. Be a violent runner. Make your yardage after initial contact. DEFENSIVE ALIGNMENT POSITIONS HEAD UP POSITIONS (EVEN NUMBERS) OFF SET POSITIONS (ODD NUMBERS) \ 3 | VARIABLE BLOCKING PATTERNS. = IN ADDITION TO OUR NORMAL BLOCKING SCHEMES WE WILL USE OTHER BLOCKING PATTERNS ' INVOLVING A VERBAL CALL BY OUR LINEMEN ON THE L.0.S, THE PRIMARY REASON FOR L "CALLS" BEING MADE ARE TO GAIN THE BEST POSSIBLE BLOCKING ANGLE ON THE DEFENDERS. Terria ANGLE, G1 APPROMGH 1S PROASGINY ON THESE" DLOGRE, HERE WILL. BE CNLY COTEAEH CALLS HE WELL ae #1 1VEE Ona Pa CHAR PLAYIN ONiEn ATS T0 EAE | DUMMY CALLS. WE WILL ALWAYS MAKE A CALL ON THE. L.0.S, ON EVERY PLAY WHETHER Fe TT TS LIVE OR DUMMY IN ORDER TO KEEP THE DEFENSE FROM RECOGNIZING OUR BLOCKING | I Base ‘AcBlock = Str. Side ] I-Call (Front Side) : i , ° , , aS & € wor . ex roe L F&S58SSS OSES OS S0 8086 ° Oo gus @ aii i G-Block O-Block = Qk. Side Even” Call on 41 Trap ! IL : S r & 8B Ae mr E eo x r g & é , “608 aes) oBSE05 O° L O ° ° ; F-Block Sboop-Play 39 Vs. 50 "odd" call on 41 Trap | a : : er 7 € 2& ? . 5S Ju wr Pe fo &S6055 S OG Oo ° ° B-Block Slip Slip aq ae - £4385 | SSBdOS L SBabsé & & od |, 6 Oo} o ° : ° 2 T-Block Reach Onside Cains: & , . Te y : = rt . 2 - eda ovec%o%o e@ocd 2 ° ° C-Block Gap Onside ficaiTenee ? : : 8 ene eat : ‘ — &Sedcs ocveo'v’o sBeood ° a couencd \ i Backs Assignment: SPLIT SET: NUMBERING SYSTEM Quick Side - Odd_Nunbers Strong Side’- Even Numbers RIGHT FORNATION ® ® 6 4 0°e ol ira) ® Ss @° 3 s e@ 9 LEFT FORMATION - SPACING 1 (10-12 Yds) (12-16 Yas.) 3* 30" _go"_ 3" 3" @<«----»0 O O¢----- 4 S @ FB & TB base depth heels are usually 5 yds. from ball -- One yard from Centers outside foot, usually behind Guard. RB's - must maintain their constant position from Center's alignment and not on Guards. OFFENSIVE FORMATIONS © ©e0880 ® ©. ® 6 A B © 8 ee®@ @ @ e@ B A LEFT TIGHT RIGHT TIGHT ©eeHeGe © G02N.e88 © @ @ © ® e ®@ B x ® 9 a B LEFT TIGHT OVER RIGHT TIGHT OVER ®@e6WeG00 © @ ® 6 x B ©eeHeeG 0 u ® © g 8 OFFENSIVE FORMATIONS SHIFTS Left Light Rebel © e68eeo ® a ®@ Right Tight Rebel es @ © Left Slot ‘ ® eo] fe) Ka) © ® ® ® i Walk Left Shift Right Slot 2 2 @eW@GoE e a ae eo ee ‘TEEN SERIES: 20 SERIES: 30_SERIES: 40 SERIES: 50_SERIES: 60_SERIES: 70 SERIES: 80_SERIES: 90 SERIES. 100 SERIES: 200 SERIES: 300 SERIES: 13 OFFENSIVE SERIES Special Plays (Slip Screen at 8, 9) 12-13 Inside Veer 14-15 Outside Veer 16-17 Outside Veer Loaded 18-19 Lead Option 24 GL=25 GL Called Dive (Run to designated area off tackle's block) 24 Y Tight End Reverse 26-27 Tight End Loaded 28-29 Predetermined Play Outside 30-31 Counter Dive 30 GL-31 GL Counter Dive (Run to designated area) 38-39 Counter Option 40-41 Misdirection Option Trap 48-49 Misdirection Option 52-83 LD - 3 Back Isolation Play 52-Opt - 3 Back Isolation Option 56 TB Sweep - Off Tackle or Wider 61 Draw - Lead Draw Keak 62 Draw - Lead Draw Strong 60's - Drop Back Pass Offense - (Z) and Protection Plus Screens 70's - Drop Back Pass Offense - (x) and Protection - Weak Flood ~ Plus Screen Strong Sprint Pass Series Weak Sprint Pass Series Denotes pass to be blocked the same as the running play and the ball will be thrown from LOS Means Play Pass Ball will be thrown from off the LOS behind OT Denotes QB can run or throw weak and quick Guard will pull 4 : HUDDLE PROCEDURE - ®© S6G&US®S ® © ©8066 ® 2 ©®!1@ @ ® @ 6 ® The Center must hustle and set up the huddle 7 yards behind the LOS, The huddle must be formed quickly. B. When the Quarterback steps into the huddle and calls “Tean all assune the position of hands on hips and all talking stops. The Quarterback calls the play two times in the following order: 1, Formation 2. Play 3. Snap Count C. To go left formation, the strong and quick sides criss-cross out of huddle. Strong Side always goes first. D. Backs and ‘Receivers come out down. Guards and Tackles come out in pre- shift position unless "Ready" called in huddle -- then all come out down. PRE-SNAP ALIGNMENT -- SNAP COUNT. ae AUTOMATIC & ALERT SYSTEMS PRE- STANCE 1. Regular - Linemen assume upright position, elbows on thigh, go into down three-point stance on command of "now", Backs @ Receivers always get down in 3-point stance, 2. Ready - Linemen assume down 3-point stance, SNAP_COUNT 1, Regular - "Now", (nunber), (1) Hike, (2) Hike, (3) Hike, assume 3-point Stance. Position on "now, 2. Ready Position - Pre-called in huddle by QB as being on "Ready" 1, Cae ag cr ere ety ere ey Follow regular procedure, 3. Up Position - Up-one, Up-two, Up-three, -- Linemen stay in Up Position Badan get dom oh "now 4. Quick Count A. On "now" - ball snapped from upright position on "now", B. On "ready-now"' - ball snapped from down, 3-point stance on "now". 5. Hike System - Ball will be snapped on the Ist "Hike" after the ‘cadence of "Now", AUTOMATIC SYSTEM Change of play gained by repeating live snap count (the snap count as called in the huddle) at line, then calling desired play. Dummy calls must be used, No automatic can be called on quick count. All calls are made after "down" unless changed for particular reason. Quarterback should select as dummy calls those plays that are most used as live calls and select a dummy snap count that is least comonly used, We will always go on 2 (2nd hike). Do not use 68 as a dummy call. ALERT SYSTEM An automatic system where two plays are called in the huddle and will be used at QB's discretion based on the defensive alignment. EXAMPLE: Call in huddle -- "30" alert "24", Play 30 will be run unless QB repeats the snap count at LOS and will then cali play 24, EXAMPLE: Cadence at LOS -- "Now - "2" - "24" = "Hike" - "Hike"” When using alert system, ball is always snapped on 2 (2nd hike). 16 | 2 MUTE OFFEWSE ----- ISTE | |} ye nus vor nous oss | A, incomplete pass B, jBall goes out of bounds C. ‘Penalty \ D. If QB calls you to huddle PLAYS MOST LIKELY 70 BE CALLED FROM LOS: ' Automatic Right or Left -- QB will call formation to wide side at LOS, X § Z never swap sides. 99 61 Draw -BACKS AND RECEIVERS RUN OUT OF BOUNDS i WASTE THE CLOCK - Information to Use up Time! 1, Unpile slowly ; ‘ 2, Run wide but stay inbounds - keep the ball within i bounds 3. Never call time out 4, Don't get penalized UTILIZE THE CLOCK - Information to Save Time! 1, Time outs (allowed 3 per half) 2, Incomplete pass 3, Out of bounds play 4, Penalty (clock starts when ball spotted if offensive i penalty) : 5. 1st down measure (clock starts when ball spotted) 6. Make 1st down (clock starts when ball spotted) DEFRNSIVE RECOGNITION u O u Oo u Oo J ¢ w 4 Ug [RA YG 4 Yo | 4% vo 4 FO tO |: tO 2 a ; "eed <,001) - = Boll zoic - zo0;% oo, oo, hh “£0 : ° Lb FO A LO it zh 0 ‘ J 0. J Oo Qe Oo J eo) J Onaade OEY q 9 ¢ 4 46 2 WO 2 “o | » Yo tO FO Fo Fo Oo, te ,hUhLDhLcL CU So BO Alc MS b FO ie b 5% FO ie ae Oo wi J Q J O° J Oo J Oo DEFENSIVE RECOGNITION O vu O J O O° vv w “0 v “MO no 20 wo wo 0}, oO FO FO oto |, 3 = iG a = Olan oo | oo ko u FO & 2,0 Fro wo ere) ° 3 u u po “ e ae J 0 ° 7 0 J ° o vo a Bo “0 Yo uu vw us ° Oo < 3 oO FO FO FO |. We) <€O0 1 2ao Ha Oo} . 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Tr bord eas - 5 Man / "{0 Sime i : a up w - “gy eestfin dan a in} Jn ws s\' sty ji a % Man) ° © : il we" m : ay a f + ‘ -6 10108006 \lo ,ocOBOooO! eC oO. OO. , of o ' ht a 1 1 =. re 3cZone o p- 1 a om ! 4 oi) ipl ace omnes eraeeetren) : FS ; \ (Free) I> FS : ss : AG #4 rrerrC“=’ngd;—SC—rs CC © A0D00';0 ~}46 ocogood : 1 O; 3 Oo ¢ Oa EO) ! $ ~ Mow . wm A ' 000000 0 jo Sgoa000 | } O| ° ° é oO gn Lr ae DEFENSIVE FILM BREAKDOWN TERMINOLOGY . Angle moans Defensive line movement away from TE Slant means Defensive tine movement toward TE |. Failure to mention the offensive formation means that the TE was stationed on the 2-Receiver. side. . If TE is aligned by himself, the word Twins or Slot must be attached to the call. EXAMPLES: Suot 84 FLAT 5 20nq, +10 +30 -30 ZONES OF FIELD END ZONE : G GUT Z0NE “0 SCORING ZONE FOUR DOWN ZONE +30 FREE | WHEELING ONE [> -» DANGER ZONE CRITICAL ZONE END ZONE | 24 ‘ OLE MISS 25 1978 Uo cerenswve < . OBJECTIVE 5 5 a — ae el a ieee eee |e eta alee ge eee = 215 |/8)]6 [8 : g o \ e/2/E 1s (ele lei a) ]e 12 1/8 B| a 8 2 B = a = =e 4 e Score 21 Points 1] 14] ie | 3 [a7 a7} 38 Sita. Ww a7 pasar 350 Yds Total off.| 377 | 186 | 285 | 221 |323 | 364 | 463 | 220 [401 | 453 j 342° [5/12 17 First Downs aj is} a7 | a4 fag | 21] 24 | 12 | a9 2 20 | 9/it s/s 40% 3rd Down Trr| 2/14] 4/15 | 3/12 | 7/19 | 5/16} 11/19 2/14 | 9/22 9/21 10/21 | 69/1 Success 63% | 14% | 27% | 25% | 37% 31% | 58% | 14% | 41% 43% 47% 36% Geom 3 a Pare wmiside BE lis saves | ox | ox | ox-|ox fox | ox | ox | ox |ox. | oK | OK | Exce lent ae : Pui Beruimbo 4/77\12/48| 6/4 } 7/17] 5/84 | 10/14) 6/68] 8/88) 7/2 5/50 | 6/16 | 76/« AYd_tuerage 19.2] 4.0 | .6 2.4 116.8} 1,4] 11.3) 11.0) .3 10.0 2.6 6.2 l l I | l ! t l ; el ! I t I I I I 20 Yds or Less in| 5 | 54| 10] 35 | 35 | 45] 35] 25] 20 30 25 | 3/1 Penalties 2 or Less 2s) eed zu acti aes. ajoo3f a 2 2 2 | af Turnovers ‘ DRETa Trae - Rete’ %"7 | ox | no | no | so | No | No] No | No | OK No oK ah kickoffs ta the 20 (ari 0? 3D Onin oppowe rts S.Mrivesfor Score} 5 4 4 4 6 s 6 2 4 5 tare oF Three FITSt ows Wo 0.8. SACK KICKING GAME There are three equally important departments of play in football: 1, Defense 2. Offense 3. Kicking Most teams give sufficient attention to the first two departments listed above but tend to be negligent when it comes to kicking. A team which is deficient in the kicking department operates at only 66%.efficiency. You cannot expect to win at such a level of importance. One out of every five plays in a gane is a kick of some sort. It should be further noted, however, that something very unusual occurs on every kicking play in a game. One, or more, of the following three events take place on every kick, while they usually do not occur frequently on other scrimmage plays: 1, A sizeable amount of yardage is involved (40 yards or more) 2, There is a change of ball possession involved. 3. A specific attempt to score points is involved (PAT or Field Goal attempt). ‘The plays which involve the kicking game, therefore, are weighted heavily insofar as they effect the tide and outcome of the game. Many of the big "breaks" in a game occur on a kicking play, “ Breaks usually ee is prepared the chance to capitalize upon a "break" presents itself at a most opportune time, The kicking game "breaks" mark the difference between winning and losing. When one team takes little pride and pays too little attention to kicking, they become victims of these bad "breaks Those players who perform on the kicking team should feel great pride in the Fole Which they ‘play in Helping us to win. SCOPE OF THE KICKING GAME When most people think of the kicking game they think only of the person doing the punting or the place-kicking. This, of course, Is the height of Short-sightedness. As important as good, sound kickers are, they represent only a fraction of what we refer to when we speak of the "kicking game”. Punt protection and coverage, fielding kicks, punt returns, punt blocks, field position considerations, PAT § Field Goal protection, defending PAT's and Field Goals, Field Goal Coverage and Returns, fake kicks and fake kick defense, kickoff coverage, squib kickoffs, onside kickoffs, preparations for defending the onside kickoff, kicking tactics, strategy, fundamentals, kicking gane rules...all of these help comprise what we call the kicking game, To have a good kicking game we must be proficient in all these areas. 1 K2 ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL: KICKING GAME | ELIMINATION OF MISTAKES Most mistakes made in the kicking gane are caused by a lack of belief in its importance, Lack of belief leads to a lack oF concentration and Foi hat follows poor protection, poor coverage, and slipshod applica tion of} the complex kicking games rules. Belief in the importance of the kicking game is the key to elimination of mistakes. erenstty Although intensity is essential in all areas of the kicking game, it is best |observed in héw you cover kicks (punts, kickoffs, field goals). Football's true test of courage is covering kicks. No one will ever Tetum a Kick for @ touchdown ere reer ier gee a ars ail out! FUNDAMENTALS 7 Kicking! involves many precise skills. Punters, snappers, holders, and place-kickers must work many extra hours at perfecting their skills. ‘They must concentrate when practicing. Distances at which kickers and holders! locate themselves, along with timing in snaps and getting kicks away, are details which must be worked at earnestly and tirelessly, These time and distance requirenents are precise, and they require constant attention, i TIMING 1 For best results and for reasons of safety, there are certain time ‘require- nents which/serve as performance guides for the three basic types of kicks in a the game, These are outlined below: PUNTS A, Snap (14 Yards) 0.8 seconds B, Punter 1,3 seconds C. Total getaway time 2.1 seconds 4,2 seconds (40 yard punt) D. Hang tine (Minimum) PAT AND, FIELD GOAL 1,3 seconds (total time) | KICKOFFS, 4.0 seconds (minimum hang time) EXTRA POINT & FIELD GOAL PROTECTION oo CENTER Good snap (after holder calls "Ready") to hands of holder. Brace up quickly and be big. Insure area over you. COACHING POINT: Hustle to cover a field goal attempt. GUARDS Line up in two-point stance with a 3-inch split. Toes on Center's instep- At snap step inside. Never move the outside 1 foot. Keep shoulders square to line and raise arms in order to be as big as possible. Insure inside gap and area over you. COACHING POINT: Prevent defender from leaping Center. TACKLES § ENDS Split 3 inches. Same stance and techniques as Guards, Remember toe-instep relation, COACHING POINT: Hustle to cover a field goal attempt. UP. BACKS Two-point stance facing outward at 45° angle with inside foot splitting feet of End. At snap insure area never moving outside foot. May move inside foot slightly up to close gap between you and TE, Never allow rusher to come inside between you and TE. COACHING POINT: FB -- hustle to cover field goal attempt. TB -- check for block before covering downfield. Watch TE for snap - not defense, HOLDER Check placement of kicking tee, Down on rear knee. Call "Ready" when everyone is ready, Give Center target, place ball quickly. COACHING POINT: Cover right as safety on field goal attempts. KICKER Place tee at proper depth and angle. Concentrate on making successful kick, COACHING POINT: Cover left as safety on field goal attempts. MPIRE" Call made if bad snap -- tells Ends to go flag route and Backs to go flat route for pass. © ®©OHO® © @ ® : ® NOTE: If ball on § or inside the 5, holder calls tackle over to wide side of the field. Kicker put tee on Centers inside foot. TEAM COACHING POINTS: 1, Lineman look inside for snap, 2. Coverage areas similar to punt, however back must contain men. All others adjust 5 yards inside. CENTER GUARDS TACKLES ENDS UP BACK DEEP BACK KICKER ; Tight Punt Inside the 4 yd. line. ‘ PUNT PROTECTION RULES ce Good snap (after deep back has called "Ready") to hands of punter in 7/10 of a second, Brace, release straight out and cover down the middle of the field, Split 2 ft - Line up in two-point stance slightly off ball. (Toes on heels of center but within 1 yard of neutral zone). At snap drop step with outside foot (keeping inside foot in place), slam out to tackle then cover. COVERAGE ANGLE: Sprint to 4 yards outside hash mark and react. COACHING POINT:* Make help call vs 2 man overload. Split 3 ft - Same stance, alignment, and technique as the Guards except slam is out to end, then cover. COVERAGE ANGLE: 6 yards from sideline. COACHING POINT: Make help call vs 2 man overload. Split 3 ft - Same stance, alignment, and techniques as the Guards, except slam is on end man on LOS. COVERAGE ANGLE: Sprint to the ball. ‘Two-point stance, Line up in gap between Center and Guards. At snap step intc gap with inside foot and block the area, then release out and cover. COVERAGE ANGLE: @3 yards inside hash mark, Line up seven yards from kicker. Calls "Ready" when everyone is ready, Be alert for overloaded area. At snap, steps up (never backward) and blocks First rusher into kicking area. COVERAGE ANGLE: Cover to ball 15 yards behind first wave. You are safety. ‘Locate the wall. Get inside-ity Force’ returner back to field. Line up at proper depth (13-14 yards). After taking snap, get kick away in 1.2 - 1,3 seconds, COVERAGE ANGLE: Cover to ball 25 yards behind first wave. You are last safety. Stay on your feet inside of deep back. COACHING POINTS: All men in coverage lanes keep shoulders parallel to LOS. Squeeze in on ball carrier. Do not turn in on him, Every one close split to 18 incKes. OO. Search light move up to 5 yds. Benot leave until ball is punted ¥ unt Coverage Langs Ends - Go to Ball Tackles - 6 Yds. from sideline and never squeeze past midfield Guards - 4 Yds, outside hash Center - Middle of Field Upbacks - 3 Yds. inside hash Ends - Butt End man on L.0.8. C.P, 2 people outside you, deep bucket step, get wood, sprint to coverage lane Ball on Right Hash (Left Tackle and Guard have long way to get into lane) Ball on Left Hash (Right Tackle and Guard have long way to go to get into coverage lane.) 45 T G (Split difference (Hash) between gaurd and sideline) 30-35 End (Line up behind Tackle) HB | (ayards outside hash) Back KICKOFF_ALIGNMENT c (Middle) Fullback Returner IDE KICK ALIGNMENT Back Returner K6 s T 45. (Hash) (Split difference) 30-35--, End (Behind Tackle) HB (2 yards outside hash) Hash) Back M4YULE RALRULY RETURN AG L 2 3 4 s 6 5 4 3 ie a Vi c 6 1 Hf End End Ful lback* | . He 1B Returner SIDE RETURN 1 2 3 4 5 6 Ss 4 3 Fullback, HB Returner RUNNING GAME Cross Field 1/3 Ra P.S.G. - C.P. Make 1 or 3 cal] P.S.6. - C.P. Make 1 or 3 call 0, 1, LB -,C.P. Can slip vs. 50 - OFF call vs 2-3 Tech. L.B.. 2.3 = CP. = Can STip with center vs."40 C.P. Zone Step Smits of a ¥, : este’ 4, 5, 1.8. ~ C/P. - Zone Step vs. 40, ¢.P, Aim'at outside nunberano Abo! C/p- Hien oursibe: BaaDEh OF SAIY FORA. Cart 6 HARD Cute ne eee Pest or run off deep 1/3 - C.P. throw at corner support (5 zone), pam err Se eet eae ) nim at eAthte of st - greak north-south off his block - Do not veer out C.P. if "2" Tech in 40 or 84 widens too far. Break inside him. Lead Step & sprint to sideline getting into pitch relationship with QB Are Block Force - Open Step - Down L.0.S. - Mesh with FB-Read Ist man on or outside ST. ee Boe C:P. can rug 1ZE he break vs. a widentr ca a o& ® echo | of 2 aS ghee ow ° Oo" OO” © {5.6 - ddabte vs. Pinch w, aia e ZG. Fane TPS TE | Tcall T Te Joe oo 2 oo : | Oe Oo o& ig nore call ler pow? pS agp # 36 (Same as 12 Except) x a | 96 C -C,P. No slip Vs 50 Def, ~ C.P, Auto Off call Vs 84 ‘SG - Double Nose Vs 50 or 54 - C.P, Auto off call Vs 84 ST - C.P. Stay low and Hook 4 or § Y Z FB - Ain at SG-ST GAP and Chop SAM Backer - C.P,LTt tackle pinches go outside for SAM - C.P. Do not go around end to get him like 26 1B QB - Pull Ball and option end - C,P, If Tech widens too far - Duck Inside 2B Vs "K-1t" Strong ‘s-. SoHo ; BS $5, FS | c I w Ss ETN | ° COs DS, | Fs c Me. Mm outs ° 43 X = Pest 1/3 - C.P, Read for Wk. Sky Rum Support Ls qr - 4, 5, LB -~ C.P. - Bump wall Vs. 40 if end is loose - hook end if tight ( QG- LB, 1; 2, 3- C.P, can slip with center Vs. 40 - C.P. - zone step Vs. 50 | © = 0, LB- C.P. can slip with Q.G. Vs. 40 - C.P.-slip with $.G. Vs. 54 SG - P.S.G. - C.P. make 1 or 3 call Vs. 40 - C.P, -.Slip with Center Vs. 54. ST - P.S.G, - B1k 1 or 3 call Vs. 40 Y - Slam Release Block SS 2 - Cross Field 1/3 FB - Lead Step and Sprint to sideline getting into Pitch Relationship with QB TB ~ Aim at sneideaee of QT - Break North-South off his Block ~ Dont't veer out. C.P, If "3" Tech in 84 or 54 works wide break inside of him QB = Open Step = Down L,0.S, - Mesh with FB - Read Ist man on or outside @T Read Movement - @oi=tama=ser o Se ° o be OT sone srép Bln. 4B. 9 Q.T, Bump Wall 8 bbe 9. Q.7. Hook Tight End Ra QT - Stay low Hook 4 or § GG ~ Double Nose Vs 50 G - CP. No Slip Vs 50 Def. $6 “Na - Bounce outside Vg. End Pin W, co goo00 OoOogo ° oO eS ss ss I c el ¢ l wom sit ét ibe I sor I 50 £53 FS ic $s e we ER,“4, ¥ Iv ch = ° Beek Get yore def) ! 4 l fe i R | xX - P.s.c. Re I qr - P.S.6. je I G - P.S.6. C - 0, 4, 2, LB~ C.P.- can slip "1" or "2" Tech t SG - LB, 2, 3 - C.P.- vs 80 block Mike LB ST - 4, 5, LB - C.P.~ be alert for Gap Call vs Gap 8 | Y - 6) 7,9 = C,P.- be alert for Gap Call vs Gap 8 - C.P. Don't get beat by PincRing End Z ~ Seal 1/3 Lo eaack FB - Aim at insideteg of Tackle & break off ST block - run north & south - C.P.- never cut back across the ball I : TB - Open step - sprint to pitch relationship QB ~ Open step - Locate FB - handoff deep FB-Run Off ST Block FB-Run Off ST Block . Ss 29 G4 are; k - 6, 7, 9~ C.P.- be alert for Gap Call vs Gap §_¢.P, Don't gét beat by Pinching End qr - 4, 5, LB C.P.- be alert for Gap Call vs Gap 8 =—-— - = QG = LB, 2, 3- C.P.- vs 80 block Will LB c -0, 1, 2, LB~ can slip "1" or "2" Tech SG - P.S.6. ST - P.S.G. Y - P.S.G. 2 - Cross Field 1/3 FB - Open step - sprint to pitch relationship eAacK, TS - Ain at angf€sbeg of Tackle & break off QT block - run north § South - C.P. = never cut back across the ball QB - Open step -. locate TB - handoff deep TB-Run off Tackle's Block | TB-Run off Tackle's 4g # 4 f gPiest Sree _S SP eS SS S| > f { i . X= Pest 1/3- C.P.= vs 3 deep - crack Rover LB QT- 4, § - C.P.- (can "T" Block 53) Ll for WLB - C.P.- must read QT block & go inside or outside to WLB ST- 4, 8, LB Y - Jab step up - take handoff between QB-§ TB - run off strong guards block Z ~ Seal 1/3 ra - Fake 24 - carry out good fake through LOS - hit tighter in Guard - Tackle Gap TB- Fake 24- make good pitch fake~ C.P.- belly to keep away from Y gg - Fake 24 - Handoff to Y coming between. you § TB - C.P. - help on end to i” prevent_chase SOT Read GF Block | SG - Read QT Block TAT Block TES Jab Step c : et Boo &Seo Sol e000 ° oO ° ° FS ss c : . S | I: 50 ¢ 53 : &S 1s : 38 a 1 26 (6) X - Cross Field 1/3 C.P.= can make "Slip" Call | SG- 1, 2, 3, LB - C.P,- can G block vs 40 or 50 ST- 4, 5, LB C.P.- can G block vs 40 or 50 Y-6,7,9 Z - Block FS- C.P, vs corner support block SS FQ- Aim at crack of Tackle - Block LB TB- Cheat - sprint for pitch OB SREB ASE SOHT SHS ay RMGuA aOR ER” MAEVETB IPLAC EP ERC BEY C-P- ~ Be Qn, a6 a Cala @ QG, Center - "Slip" G1l| "0" Block vs 40 Support ‘ss Sooo °o X- Seal 1/3 I. OF 4, 1B, 5+ CoPs= can stip ve Tighe Enjte { QG 1, 2, 3, LB- C.P. ~ can slip vs Tight Eagle ~ G- 0, 1, LB, onside 2 | tS eee | Sr 4, 5, LB = C.P, Auto 30 G.L. Vs 84 Arc release - seal SS- C.P,- short ydge. block DE Z- Seal V3 FB..6" inside up position step = drive to Guard-Center Gap - C.P. read Ist down lineman + break off block- CP. Auto 30 G.L. Vs 84 = short yardage ~ can double dive ca Open. sty, even step ~ pivot handling bali deep to FB-continue on Counter | ro Cheese sat Spite ba RUendRe SE oP ecert ion Ce | tabs Qt, G3 Cail w 5 QT, QG - 1 call L ” wESSo : oO cP. CP. CP, CP. ou ob Linemen - Gap block front side, reach block back side SG - "1" Call vs Gap 8 ST - always veer block FB - hug double. team - never cross the ball TB - double dive, biock LB or "5" Tech = Pest 1/3 - 4, 1B, 5 = C.P, can "C" Block 1, 2, 3, LB ° B88 - 0, 1, LENT. - off LB st - 4,5, LB Y ~ Slam release = seal SS I 1 l SG-1, 2, 3, LB | | Z- - Seal 1/3 FB - Counter step ~' spring to pitch relationship ~ fake pitch reception - C.P. - | can double dive on short yardage TB - 6" inside up position step - dive to Guard-Center Gap-read Ist down lineman run off block ~ C.P, - read 1st down lineman - think outside Open step ~ even step-pivot handing ball deep to TB - continue on Counter | QB = Option Fake - i ‘4-Call = "B Block” a "GH Block "AY Block ecereeeese ger eteeeieeee sapere C.P. = Linemen - Gap block front side, reach block back side C.P. = QF = always veer block C.P. = QG - "1" Call vs Gap 8 P. - FB - Double Dive, block LB or "5" Tech C.P. = Hug double team - never cross the ball c CBR SENES Fs ce & « WE oO pede ” xo SY oc & SO TUFF ss es i gC gO c 32 ae X - Pest 1/3 - must read - 2 Sky QT- LB 4 S)+ C.P. = can "CM block- C.P.- can "7" oT "Scoop" QG- 2 3, LB C.P.- can "T" or "Scoop" c= 0 1s LB, 1+ CyPer vs 40 - clear Mike ~ continue for Free Safety= CoP.- vs 84 "step on side - insure Q6 block - SG- P.S.G, - C.P.- vs 50 45° release for LB or FS ST P.S.5. L Y - Slam release then seal SS cross Field 1/3 i | z FB- Quick Jab Counter Step up and sprint to pitch relationship : | inside up position step dive to Cyard-Center Gap- C.P.- insure weak Gap | T3- Se FET aakaPtinesan = hep pursuit OB open, step ~ even step - pivot deep to TB - read end man on LOS while faking E Block 63 (40) TH Block (ay Qe) PScaop” > Bleck (Qh, | SbSoo S00 | Koeoo ° © © ‘Sé-Clear-Block FS Tenter=vs 84- Can VAT Biky cobbo | bSdes 2 eee | ne ‘Special Vs. 84| é ar jie £ oo 1B - PSG. ~ PS.G.l ~ P.S.6. +0, 1, 2, LB ~ LB, 3 4, 5, LB = 6 7n9 Block - 2nd Support of first down lineman - chop pursuit R22 6" inside up position step (J), dive to Guard-Center Gap-C.P. Insure strong gap Quick jab counter step up and-sprint to pitch relationship QB = Open step = even step - pivot deep to FB - Option Ist support from secondary (C/SS) wags | in veges) go [ee= S 3 EDGE (STRONG. § WEAK) R22 TEAN'S COACHING POINTS: - (1) Block same as 30 § 31 Goalline (2) Both Backs dive hard outside hip of Tackles. (3) QB - Hug double team and be ready to slide into G-T crease to called side | X - cross, Field 1/3 I . , gre 4 Bs | QG - Pull & Trap Ist Man Past Center - C.P,-Log LB vs, "X-it" strong 6 -0, Off 1,2, 3, LB ; SG - 0, 1, Off LB - Influence 2, 3 on Even Call - C.P, - SG make odd oF i even call Vs. 40 ST - Block LB ~ C.P, Must take inside release - C,P. Wash pinching tackle dow | Y ~ Jab Step ~ ARC release Seal SS Z = Seal 1/3 | FB - Lead seep HefsrfS= Pivot on 2nd step = wheel - sprint for pitch iY” Felationship 1B - Up step with inside foot - Roll 2nd Step - Run off SG's Block, C.P. Vs. | Pinching 2 or $ Tech, Bounce around. QB ~ Open 45° - 2nd step, pivot § pause-Hand to TB-Continue fake into LOS. ST = Blog Pipch [Q6 - Trap or L0G Ti-Run OFF Qo Block | c&sG o° ee und. G=Trap gy Log 3e vas Qe ae ~ E 7 ar vada ol % oto S| cogooe ose. Eom beeen OU | ° | - PEL ss Fs ss | Spor & 24 Block LB- C.P,+ must take inside release - wash pinching tackle down » OFF LB-Influence 2, 3 on Even Call-C,P.-0,G, make odd or even Up step with inside foot = rol) second step - run off SG's block Lead step strong pivot on 2nd step - wheel ~ sprint for pitch relationship X Seal 1/3 qr QG- 0,1 call Vs. 40 C +0, Off 1; 2,3, LB SG.- Pull & trap Ist man past center x st - - C.P.= continue for FS if lane clear Y - Slan release - seal SS 1 ~ Cross Field 1/3 FB - C.P. Vs. Pinching 2 or 5 Tech Bounce Around Te - eB - Open 45° - 2nd step, pivot & pause ~ hand to FB ~ continue fake into LOS cere, Bnd Vg Goheo Paneer arochs Uanehl e eh LB on X-it ‘SG - Trap oF Log So > Trap oF Log oe egs0l]o Hae ° OS*PO Oo 3 Fi Bor ones FETS TOI Cal FPS SE a er : ge tei M Tighe 13 da ° ? rs ‘ 2 dll [84 w {3 48 - (F) R 2s K = Cross Fietd 1/3 QT - 4,5, U8 ‘gg - pull & Log ST areas C,P.- vs 40 @ 48- Log SG area iC - 0, OFF 1,2,3,1B- C.P.-anytime QG's covered, block back {so - 0, 1, off UB CaP. v8 70 - make 3 exit Wy. = Are block - force- ST - Block LB - C,P,- bump wall vs 84 cP. ust read coverage jZ - Pest 1/3 ‘ep - Lead step-weak-pivot on 2nd step - wheel - sprint for pitch relationship 1B = Up step with inside step- break off QG's block - continue for FS 0. 2nd step-pivot & pause-help aust .get around-Option end man on LOS 4 or § Tech penetrates - QB duck inside Can = Run 48 F Gap" Cail 3 Call vs 74 | FSC SSS OSS oS SESS ! oO zi fel °° ped Tislde We, retrain oq go iE é 42 R 26 X. = Pest Corner QT - Block LB- C.P.- can go inside or outside vs Eagle (Sunp-release) WG-0, 1, 1B ’ C - 0, Off 1,2,3,LB- C.P.~ anytime SG is covered, block back SG - Pull @ log Ist man past center- C.P.- vs 80 & 70- Log #2 on LOS ST 4, 5, LB,- C.P.- Continue flat on peel back course if lane is clear Y ~ Slam release - Seal SS 1 = Cross Field 1/3 FB - Up step with inside foot-roll 2nd step- break ‘off SG's block-continue for FS JR - Lead step strong pivot on 2nd step-wheel-sprint for pitch relationship = Open 45°-2nd step-pivot & pause-head must get around-option end man on LOS fan's C.P.- can, gap block with QT vs Eagle-C.P,-if 4 or 5 Tech penetrates, QB gr-butt € co In oF Oxt FB-Continue to FS SG-vs 80 Log #2 on 10S ‘tp for iB gf x 52 Lead a i X + P.S.G. gr - P.Si6. G + PSG. C = 0,1 2, LB | SG - 0, 1, 2, 3, LB- C.P. Double Nose vs 50; Slip with OC vs 65 st - 4, & 5 | Y -6, 7, 9-C.P. Don't get beat by pinching end : 2 ~ Carry bali, follow FB, run off his block | FB - Block 1st LB your side - C.P. vs, 6-5 you have SS (LB) in 4 hole TB - Jab-step with outside foot - get in pitch position _ QB - Reverse out give ball deep to Z back and fake 52 Opt OV efE § . Fo-rere . lz R 28 : x = PSG ' qr - psc \ @G = PSG : € - 0,1, 2,.LB. - 6 + > SLip with 8G, vs 65 - Slip with QG ys 60 stack ST- 4,5, 3 Y - 6, 7, 9, C.P. Same as 386.L, 26 2 ~'Fake $2°LD + Dive into line be a gotd faker FB - C.P. Ball is outside your block instead of behind you TB - C.P, be alert for pitch Option the Def, Back like 38.G.L. | 33 Lead X ~ 6 74)9, CeP. don't get beat by pinching end R29 r+ 4, 5)3 : 6-0, 1,12, 3, LB - C.P. Double Nose vs 50; Slip with OC vs 6-5 c -0, nh, 1B | 86 - P.S.6) : ST - P.S.6! 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High Block i Blitzing LB : = QB _- Drop-Back Pass Action = Ist Step look downfield-Locate § hand off to FB Vs. 50S att Vs. 53M at 0 Vs. 50, Pinch (Solid) ["A" Block Vs. 84 or 40 os c ook : ao ¢ os t $ La ; = a | “a : ‘ ‘gle | = [s I ear | rs QT eG c SG st ¥ z FB 8 8 82 braw Run, Off & Seal C a 4, 5 - C.P. - Turn 4, 5 Outside and Release for FS LB, 1, 2, 3.= CAP, can use "0" Block Vs 40 or 84 0, Mike N.T. will LB - C.P. can use "0" Block Vs, 40 or 84 0, 1, 2,5 ~ C.P. Don't set Ys. 0 Tech 4, 5,.N/T 2,3 : Pass set - seal out 6, 7, 9 Block 1st secondary “Run support - C.P. C vs. 5 Zone, SS Vs, all others Pop-up 1 count and Read ST's Slock for release. outside leg - C.P. High Block Blitzing LB Pop-up and slide behind "0" hole - C.P, Read ST's Block - C.P. Stay outside after you clear LOS Drop-Back Pass-Action-Ist step look downfield-Locate & Hand off to TB Chop Sait LBters é 8 ne YE Xie! 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Split @ OoOD00®@ 0 ® © \ i CP - X run post if in field 331_X Corner 230 Y Drag Back of End Zone Avoid LBYs oof lo ° Block 86_B Swing oo OOo Y and Z work across back of end zone . POSITIONAL MATERIAL | | I ba SNAP TO QUARTERBACK ra STANCE (Reverse procedure for left handed center) 1, FEET AND LEGS - Feet slightly wider than shoulder with right foot slightly staggered. Toes should be pointed straight ahead with knees in line with ankles. . Knees and ankles slightly flexed with heels slightly off the ground, 2, TRUNK - Head up with neck bowed and eyes straight ahead, Tail raised enough to becone paralled with back and shoulders, HANDS AND ARMS - Place the ball slightly to the right and forward of the head, Right arm extended as far as possible without being in a strain, Grasp the ball with right hand (laces of bell up) and extend fingers forward and down with thumb across the laces, Grip the ball on the side so that you have complete control of it. Place free hand on the ground on inside of left knee as though you are ina left handed stance. 4, BALANCE - Weight equally distributed on balls of feet and left hand with little weight on the ball. SNAP COUNT - Listen to the QB and don't be distracted by defensive calls. SNAP - Bring the ball directly back and up in a pumping action. Let the wrist turn naturally and the arc of the swing of the arm will place the bail at the landmark, The snap and the first step should be one quick movement. eee MOVEMENT - As the ball is moved, step with near foot and explode OEE the ball, Neneally shige your weight to the off foot before first movement and stay low. Step, snap and hit the landmark in one quick movement. BALL HITTING LANDMARK - (QB's top hand) - The QB should apply slight pressure with his top hand so center can feel landmark.’ Do not try to turn the ball, it will turn naturally, Be in complete control of ball until it smacks into the QB's hands. Never throw the ball to the QB. The QB might have to adjust his hands (in or out) to fit each center. There is no excuse for a poor exchange! = L2 AL - = STANCE - Stagger feet slightly (toe-instep) with forward foot being the off foot or the foot away from the throwing arm. Back should be straight, ankles and knees flexed. Distribute weight equally on both feet with little or no weight on ball. GRIP - Grasp the ball with the throwing hand as if you were going: to pass the ball overhand. Fingers spread on laces and thunb on top of ball, Have a good grip with thumb and fingers. (Do not palm the ball). Wrist of the throwing arm should be kept straight; don't curl the wrist and hand around the ball because it will spin naturally. Place the ball flat (do not tilt) on the ground directly between the eves and as far forward as you can without being in a strain. Keep elbow of throwing arm‘as straight as possible. (This keeps the shoulders up and helps the snapper to be in a good stance to take on defender after the snap). TARGET - Always snap to a spot, never just snap at whole body of Kicker, A general rule is a little lower than the target you want to hit. A low snap is not as dangerous as a high snap. PASS - Accuracy is a must. The pass is thrown by a sweeping motion of the arms and simultaneous snap of the wrist, Be relaxed, do not tighten up in wrists and arms, The right hand causes the ball to spin and deliver the speed of ball, the left hand is merely a guide hand. As the ball comes off the ground there is a slight extension of the ankles and knees and as the ball leaves the hands you try to drive the shoulders between the legs. This causes you to follow through with both hands and helps-to get your weight behind the ball. Bring the ball straight through with a natural: break in the wrists (this is where you get your snap in the wrists) mdroll both thumbs to the inside. Follow through with both hands (try to reach the kicker) and as ball is delivered both palms should be up with fingers pointing toward target. Deliver ball with nose of ball, tilted upward. Do not watch flight of ball, snap head up quickly. There have been many great snappers, in football and probably everyone of them placed their hands a little different, expecially the guide hand, but I believe there are several pointers that you should always remenber. 1. Have a good grip with throwing hand. Do not palm ball. 2. The wrist have to be cocked as ball leaves ground. 3. Roll both thumbs inside. 4, Follow through with both hands; palms up after delivery. 5. Always snap at a specific traget. L3 OFFENSIVE LINE PLAY Effective line play begins in the huddle. Upon hearing the play from the QB, visualize your assignment, possible adjustments and "calls" at the LOS. Keep the snap count continually in mind. If you are slow off the ball or uncertain for any reason, you can expect to be beaten, It is impossible to be aggressive when you are uncertain, Line blocking is based on movenent and striking ability. T, GENERAL BLOCKING PRINCIPLES Never sacrifice the delivery of a blow for the sake of thinking about techniques. HIT the opponent, don't “finesse” him, Next to a missed assignment, the worst mistake is to block "nobody". Your blocking techniques have to becone a habit with quickness and explosion off the LOS. Meet him on his side of the line. Your explosion should be delivered up and through the man. Don't get your arms ahead of your shoulders. A, STANCE (3 Point Stance) Effective blocking begins with a good stance. Your stance must enable to to move with quickness and ease of movement without undue strain. It mst permit you to execute all of your techniges without loss of motion due to poor balance and foot work. You must be able to accelerate quickly without tipping off your intentions. 1, Take a comfortable position, feet slightly staggered (toe-instep) .’ "approximately shoulder width, toes pointed straight ahead and | an alignment with the knees. 2, ‘Down hand should be slightly inside the staggered knee, arm straight, fingers cupped and extended, Place other arm in a ready position with forearm across, the other knee. 3. Weight should be evenly distributed on the balls of the feet and the down hand with the tail raised until the back is parallel to the : ground, Distribution of the weight is the most important factor in i cee cra erage ere arene aera are 4, Head and neck bulled and eyes should point straight ahead. S. Keeping your stance constant is a must. You must be able to step with either foot and make all the necessary movements from one stance. Defenders are constantly alert for anyone "tipping" their i intentions with the stance of their eyes. 6. The stance may be altered slightly to allow for individual physical differences, If the blocker is stiff in his ankles then he will have to stagger his back foot more in order to keep his back straight. \ i. STARTS 1, Listen for the sound preceding the snap count, then-be prepared to explode on the next sound, 2. Move on the snap count whether you are to fire out forward or diagonally, pull right or left, or set up for pass protection. 3. General rule for fast movement is step with back foot when charging forward, step with near foot when moving to the right or left. 4, Starting power comes from uncoiling the hips. 5, First step should be short. Qverstriding is # conmon fault, Use short driving steps, wide base and don't leave the legs behind you, 6. The first movement must be forward and not up. All actions of your body must conform to the direction you are going. Stepping with the left foot (or front foot) must be mastered. Head should be up, neck bulled, back straight and blocker's eyes on the target. BLOCKING FOR THE RUN DRIVE BLOCK 1, APPROACH ~ Explode off the LOS on the snap count. Step with back foot, good wide base, back parallel and make initial movement out and not up. Explosion comes from front leg and hips. Don't over- stride, bring feet up under you and make contact with shoulder on the rise, Anticipate the defenders movenent and adjust to his charge. Don't step for position. 2. CONTACT AND HIT - Strike défender in the neutral zone or on his side of the LOS; target and contact is between the belt and numbers. Prior to contact dip at knees, snap shoulder up into defender, back straight, tail down, legs under shoulder. As you make contact with shoulder bring fists and forearms upward to enlarge blocking surface. 3, CLIMB - The proper hit will put you into good position to clinb your man; have control of your body sc that your shoulders and arms are lifting up and through in order to get him off balance, Tuck your tail under you and bring your legs up under your body trying to step on opponent's feet. WALL - Slide forehead to the desired side and as shoulder makes contact work feet with short driving steps and wide base to get movement, 5, SUSTAIN - Stay on your feet and maintain pressure on the defender. Keep feet moving and legs under you until the whistie blows. If you are beaten in taking the defender in one direction, take him the way he wants to go. « Ls DOWN BLOCK ON DOWN LINEMAN APPROACH - Anticipate the defender's charge when aiming for the contact point, Lead step with the near foot and aim at the inside groin. You must prevent penetration, therefore, the proper angle is very important. Head and cyes up with neck bulled. i i | CONTACT AND HIT = You must meet defender in the neutral zone or on | his side of the LOS and stop his initial charge. Deliver a quick |! ptow, the second step must -come quickly,. striking with the inside | shoulder with the head in front. As contact is made bring the arm | up to extend your blocking surface, keeping your fist close to the 1 body. | I I CLINB - Keep feet moving, sustain contact by tiying to walk down defender's tracks. WALL - Pin your man so he can't back out, keep feet under you, don't extend them. 5} SUSTAIN - If defender reacts laterally or tries to roll out towards the play, whip your hips and legs upfield in a reverse body block. i REACH BLOCK | This is one of the hardest blocks to make in football, so a great deal of time has to be spent in practice to develop the correct techniques, } APPROACH - Short jab step with near foot at 45 degree angle to | outside. Do mot lateral step or raise up or you will miss inside | charge. | CONTACT AND HIT - Do not let defender penetrate LOS. After foot i hits the ground explode through defender's outside thigh with | the inside shoulder, bring forearms up to extend blocking surface. | Squeeze defenders outside leg between neck and shoulders. CLIMB AND WALL - As contact is made, bring outside leg up fast and head upfield. SUSTAIN - When you feel yourself losing your man go into a scramble block. 1 PULL AND TRAP 1] APPROACH - Anticipate defender's movement, Step parallel with | near foot and focus eyes on target. Second step should be up | field in order to get inside-outside position on defender. Have | good body lean, wide base and short driving steps, Get as close | 85 you can before delivering « blow. | CONTACT - Be ready to dip tail at moment of impact. Back straight, | head up and shoulders 1ével, Just before impact take a little jab step to inside for better angle, gather yourself and explode with arising, jarring typé block with head on the inside. 3. SUSTAIN - Bring forearm up and drive him wide. Keep feet moving | & and turn defender down hill behind ball carrier in order to kill his pursuit angle. DOUBLE-TEAM BLOCK We expect to get movement on any double-team. A good double-team will cut off lateral pursuit of linebackers if we can blow defender off LOS. 1, POST (inside man) = responsible to stop penetration, and prevent defender from splitting the double-tean, Step with near foot driving at defender's belt, get your weight directly in front of him, As you feel contact from drive man, work your butt tovards him to keep the seam closed. If the defender charges inside, the post must take him by himself, 2, DRIVE (outside man) - Drive man can't allow penetration through outside gap of post. Step with near foot and drive at near hip of defender, strike him slightly higher than the post. On contact work tail towards post man and drive on defender. Keep position on and don't allow defender to roll-out. If defenders hip disappears to inside, be prepared to block the inside linebacker. OPEN FIELD BLOCKING LOCATE MAN = Locate the man you are to block as soon as possible and go after him. Keep your eyes on him all the way. In order to adjust to the correct approach angle and contact. 2. PULL ON FORCE - Approach defender as if you are going to hook hin, this will widen him, Work to get position on defender to give him only.one way to go. Gnce he is committed, get close to him, dip and cone up through him. Eyes should look into the numbers. Head should slip from middle to in front, Work to stay on feet and naintain contact. If you have made an error on your approach angle and cannot make contact with the shoulder then you should try to cut defender at last minute. Do not clip. 3, DONNFIELD BLOCKING (straight on or near straight on approach) - Try to stay on your feet and run through and over the defender. Look your eyes ané head into his numbers. Get as close to the man as possible with take-off foot before hitting. Get close enough to step on his feet. Just before contact, dip slightly and come up through defender, Never hesitate to decide what type of block or footwork you will use. Hit man anyway you can rather than hesitate. Your body control and angle of approach will determine the type of work. ALL blocks must be thrown with force, Unload up and through defender, we want hin on the ground. Whenever possible come under control (without slowing up) before exploding up and through him. 1 | | OFFENSIVE PASS PROTECTION 1 | In order to maintain consistency in our passing attack, we must develop tremendous personal PRIDE in our ability to protect the passer. The proficiency of our passing game hinges on several factors, but SUPERIOR protection for the passer is unquestionably first. We must not only work individually, but collectively as one well-coordinated unit. We must develop the ability to anticipate each other's moves and be able to make the profler adjustments without hesitation. The rusher has all the advantages, but you must be able to take whatever he has ito offer, keeping your poise and ability to think clearly through it all! We are not so interested in physically punishing our opponent’ - only in keeping him off the quarterback, This requires a unique temperment; one of tremendous determination, and at the same time, control and cunning. Success for pass blockers can be measured in three areas. These may be considered as essential goals or objectives. (1) Number of interceptions the quarterback throws. “The blockers must learn to have pride in the fact thati the QB should not have to throw until he is ready. (2) Times the QB i's flushed from the throwing spot even though the result might be ‘successful, (3) Times the QB is tackled while attempting to pass. Lon't allow your QB to become so concerned about the number of losses, that he throws bad balls. The First and most significant element. of pass protection for a lineman is to "set" quickly in good position to "take him on", The manner of setting varies depending on the alignment and capabilities of the opponent. Getting and then maintaining proper body position is the firét basis for getting the job done, Be cognizant of the location.of the QB on every pass. On the basic Dropback Pass, the QB will drop at 7 steps (9 yards). From there we must! provide an area for him to STEP UP when necessary. The center and guards are basically responsible for the DEPTH OF THE POCKET, while the two tackles are responsible for maintaining the WIDTH OF THE POCKET. Havihg said that a determined attitude is the basis for effective pass protection, let's consider the five major areas involved in teaching techniques: (1) Stance, (2) Movement, (3) Contact, (4) Position, and |(5] Follow-Up, Stance has already been discussed at length, however we must constantly alert ourselves not to telegraph our intentions. { a. MOVEMENT L. Get set quickly into a good fundamental position, with both feet in contact with the ground, body under control and in good balance. If the rusher contacts you while you are still leaning back to set-up, he has the advantage. Set-up in one motion, Don't let rusher get his hands on you. Ls 2. know where the QB is on each pass play, point your "camer" or butt at the QB. Force rusher to charge through the long axis of your body. Don't allow defender to turn you. 3. Make your initial stand on or near the LOS, Guards should be parallel to LOS, Tackles at a slight angle to the outside, but never parallel to the sideline, 4. Always let the rusher make the first commitment, beacuse over anxiousness and aggressiveness are the biggest Sins of the pass Blocker. 5, Take and respect all inside fakes but never go after an outside fake by the Tusher, Merely slide to reduce the distance to a favorable position to intercept man, and keep between he and the passer. 6. In preparation to accept rusher's charge, keep the center of your body directly between the rusher and the passer. Guards - keep head in the middle, Tackles - favor head slightly to outside. Never “lose your head” to the inside. 7, Arms and elbows ‘should never be extended like handles for the rusher to use, Elbows should be used close to your body and all arm and hand maneuvers used from inside out on the rusher. CONTACT 1, Don't explode until defender is close enough to be struck with the nose of the helmet and the heels of the hand. At sane time, extension must cone from "nose", aris and shoulders, tail to the QB and knees bent. Absorb the rusher's first contact with a rising "pop!" (head up and in middle). Control yourself when you pop so that you maintain your balance and position. On contact don't let the bend come out of your knees, Push off and separate with your arms. Face up into man, and Punch hands inside at same time, Hit on the rise, this keeps the butt down. Don't let rusher get into your body and force you into an upright position. When upright, you lose your ability to control your man, If unable to get away from rusher, give ground grudingly and work your body down low again into good fundamental position. Don't get your weight back on your heels, 4, Don't lean-on your man, Maintain your own balance, Work against pressure - fight to maintain balance. It's impossible to lean on your man and get back into good position at the same tine. 5 You can buy time to regain your position by forcing your fist in front and above the tusher's arm pit, just as he tries to pull you (on the side he's trying to pull). Fists must be closed and within the framework of defender's body. It's better to give ground (while keeping position) than to over-conmit and lose your man too quickly, Try to halt defender's momentum by putting rusher's weight back on his heels, thus forcing him to start all over again, Jf the defender slips and is at your feet, attack him and take your best legal shot. 8, When blocking a linebacker or safety blitzer, remember they are usually smaller and more active. They will almost invariably try | to juke or out-maneuver you rather than allow you to take them on. ! Keep this fundamental difference in mind as you block them. Slide to pick blitzer, hit him with short punch, recoil, and repeat. POSITION 1 Position is most important. Have patience, wait on the defender, sg vr eerie a ere eee ee 24 Slide or shuffle your feet quickly as if feeling the ground with them. Don't pup your feet up and down as if running upstairs. ‘The more your feet are in contact with the ground (yet still moving), the faster you are able to push off the ground when reacting to your man, Don't hop when shuffling, keep one foot on ground when sliding. Never stop your feet - even if you must wait for a délayed rusher. ' Renenber a body in motion tends to stay in motion and a body at rest tends to stay at rest. You can't pass block at rest. Keep feet apart and avoid crossing feet. If you can't avoid crossing feet, at least strive to delay it as long as possible. You are most susceptible to be thrown while feet are crossed. 5, If no rusher comes and you are “FREE”, never stay near LOS. Slide back to enough depth to pick up 4 delayed rusher or help pick up an escaping tusher, then stick him, let him know he's been hit. 61 Against outside rush, slide to close the distance, don't get hips | parallel to sidelines, let him pass the "point of no return” on the outside, get close, then get head and shoulders in front of his force, | stick forehead on his outside number, Use defender's monentun to run ‘him past the QB. Keep hips square with position of QB. + Against inside rusher - you may not have to set at all. - If defender | cTosses your face and reached the "point of no return”, step at him, get head in front of his charge and run him into the pile. FOLLOM, Fi Lio Keep defender's hands off you at all costs, If he gets his hands on you and pulls your forward, squat low, sit down when your center of gravity slipping. Ward-off defender's hands with a quick out- ward move of your arms, hands and shoulders. uP. If you have erred in protection and lost your man, pivot and race to cut-off spot to intercept rusher in front of passer. However if you lose your man quickly, you can pivot and throw vour body and back into man, trying to tie him up. Never lose your poise if you break down once. Analyze your technique and that of your opponent and-correct your error. (e-g.: Did you shut your eyes? Nas your head down? What didtie do to cause the breakdoxn?) ‘ever quit or let up until you hear the whistle. Stay with your man. Concentrate on maintaining your intensity. Carry out your assignment alone. Never be dependent on a free man to pick up your man, Your ability to accurately analyze yourself can not be-over- emphasized, Be flexible as your method of attack. If you're being beaten using one method, you must make some changes. However, you must have condifence that if you're doing it the way you believe in, you will handle your man an excellent percentage of the time. Always have a primary and at least one secondary plan that you can go to, Never have to live and die with the sane old technique, Although we realize you can only hold off your rusher for a limited period of time, as lineman, you must accept the responsibility of providing whatever time necessary to get the ball off. Never use the excuse or alibi that you had your man long enough if the QB is dropped. Never guess.-- you're wrong when you get beat because you "thought he was going to do something else". If the Q8 is flushed, the blocker must learn to respond to the pressure of the rusher to maintain his relationship to the new and changing position of the passer. If you have to'cut your man, don't do it too soon, wait for the rusher. Avoid cutting defenders who are quicker than you. A good rule to follow regarding leaving your feet, is to put your opponent fon the ground or be able to recover and block him before he gets to er. When cutting, explode with body block driving your head to the side the rusher is moving. The toughest phase of the pass block is to "cover" the pass after the ball is thrown, We mst sprint to the receiving spot. Long runs after interceptions are the result of poor hustle and alertness. The one time we may rest after the bali is thrown, may be the time that we give ‘them an easy score, BL ! THE QUARTERBACK CONFIDENCE AND PREPARATION ACKNONLEDGING THE FACT THAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THE ABILITY TO BE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND BEING A QUARTERBACK, THE MOST ESSENTIAL ELEMENT IN DEVELOPING YOURSELF INTO A WINNING QUARTERBACK IS CONFIDENCE. A CLOSE SECOND Is ~ BEING PREPARED. ‘THE QUARTERBACK MUST BE CONFIDENT IN HIS COACH, CONFIDENT IN HIS OFFENSIVE SCHEME, CONFIDENT THAT HE WILL BE PROTECTED BY HIS OFFENSIVE LINEMEN, THEREFORE NEVER CONCERNED WITH THE RUSH’ AND ABOVE ALL CONFIDENT TX HIMSELF AND HIS ABILITY TO READ, AUDIBLE, AND SCORE POINTS, IF A QUARTERBACK IS WORRIED ABOUT MAKING MISTAKES HE WILL TAKE ANAY FROM HIS ONN NATURAL ABILITY AND CUT DOWN ON HIS EFFECTIVENESS, YOU NILL BE SO CAUTIOUS THAT YOU AIM THE BALL INSTEAD OF JUST STEPPING AND THROWING. A WORRIED QB IS A LOSING QB. AGAIN, THE QB MUST BE TOTALLY CONFIDENT AND THIS IS DEFINED BY CONFIDENCE IN HIMSELF, HIS COACH, AND HIS OFFENSIVE TEAMMATES. NEVER CONCERNING HIMSELF WITH. PLAYING CRUTSOUSLY: SMART, YES -- CAUTIOUS, NO, HE WILL THEN GIVE HIS BEST PERFORMANCE AND THE BEST CHANCE FOR HIS TEAM TO SCORE POINTS AND WIN IF HE IS TOTALLY CONFIDENT. BEING PREPARED IS THE OTHER ESSENTIAL ELEMENT, I BELIEVE THE QB MUST BE READY FOR EVERY DEFENSE THE OTHER TEAM HAS EVER SHOWN. FILMS AND MEETINGS ARE A NECESSITY. HE MUST KNOW HIS AUDIBLE VS CERTAIN DEFENSES, HE MUST SEE THE DEFENSE IN BED FRIDAY NIGHT AND CHECK AWAY FROM IT IN HIS MIND. HE MUST KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO VS ALL SECONDARY COVERAGES. THE QB MUST: PLAY ONLY ONE PLAY AT A TIME AND DO HIS JOB ON EACH PLAY. HE NEEDS TO HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE OFFENSE. THIS IS NOT DONE NECESSARILY BY WHAT HE SAYS, HE MUST BE READY FOR BAD WEATHER, HE MUST KNOW IF IT'S RAINING THAT HE'LL SCOOT UP CLOSER TO THE CENTER, STAY IN LONGER WITH THE CENTER, HANDLE THE BALL WITH 2 HANDS, AND BECAUSE HE HAS SUCCESSFULLY THROWS THE MET BALL IN PRACTICE, THE RAIN DOESN'T BOTHER HIM, QB 2 1 BELIEVE THE QB MUST PREPARE FOR PRACTICE AS IF IT WERE THE GAME. HE MUST CONCENTRATE ON READING EXACTLY RIGHT, THROWING AND STEPPING CORRECTLY, NEVER FORMING ANY LAZY°OR SAD HABITS, THE QB MUST BE MENTALLY EMERSED IN PRACTICE MORE SO THAN ANY OTHER PLAYER. ‘THE FINAL PHASE OF BEING PREPARED IS IN THE 4th QUARTER WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO WIN, HOW DOES THE QB WIN? THE QB KNOWS THE SITUATION. HE KNOWS THERE IS ONLY 2 MINUTES ON THE CLOCK AND HE'S BEHIND BY 2 POINTS. HE KNOWS HE HAS 78 YARDS TO GO. THE QB'S THINKING MUST NOT BE "OH NY, I!VE GOT TO WIN IT FOR US, I'VE GOT IT ALL ON MY SHOULDERS, I'M THE DETERMINING FACTOR," DON'T EVER FORCE THE PITCH. IF IT'S NOT THERE BE PATIENT AND TAKE THE GAIN YOU'VE MADE, INSTEAD HE SHOULD BE THINKING ONE PLAY AT A TIME - USE THE CLOCK. READ-STOP AND THROW. DO MY JOB, USE GOOD FORM AND BE AWARE OF THE CLOCK AND DOWN SITUATION, AS I APPROACH FIELD GOAL RANGE DON'T TAKE A LOSS, THROW IT ‘OUT OF BOUNDS, DON'T HANG A POST CORNER WHEN IT'S CLOSE, SAIL IT IN THE STANDS, KICK THE FIELD GOAL AND WINE Il mt, QBS PASSING GAME ' QB always read secondary coverage alignment looking fron left to right, whether the call is a sun or a pass. 60-70 Series dropback 80's| sprint strong 90's sprint weak 100 - 200 - 300 level passes are play action passes 100 .- on LOS 200'~ off LOS 300'- sprint to corer after faking NG FOR QB ON DROPBACK PASSES sTEPs ge ser PASS THROWN 3 Step Drop «9 Sec. 1.5 Sec. 5 Step Drop 15 See. 215-3.5 Sec. 7 Step Drop 119 See. 215-315 Sec. NOTE! ON OUR 60 GAME! our! plan is to use the Full 7 Step Drop avy time you are throwing a Comeback, an up, & comer, anda curl to XY oF 2. We will use § full and 2 quick steps on the Z post vs. man coverage; Y, 2, or B on 67 ys 5 Zone and on 60-A Scr. Wk or 60-B Scr. Strong. We would also use these steps on 67 X or Z go into the preferred coverage. STUDY THIS: We ‘will use a S step drop only when we hit the TE in the flat on the 68 audible , or a special goalline pass. wa QUARTERBACKS HUDDLE ‘THE HUDDLE SETS THE TEMPO FOR THE PLAY, THE QB SHOULD SPEAK CLEARLY, REFLECT CONFIDENCE, AND LOOK HIS FELLOW OFFENSIVE TEAMMATES IN THE EYE WHILE IN THE HUDDLE. HE CAN TALK TO THEM OCCASIONALLY BUT NEVER GET TO WHERE HE'S PREACHING TO THEM WHILE IN THE HUDDLE, APPROACH WHETHER THE PLAY CALLED TS A RUN OR PASS AS YOU APPROACH THE CENTER, LOOK AT THE SECONDARY FROM LEFT TO RIGHT TO DETERMINE THE COVERAGE. STANCE A. FEET SHOULDER WIDTH APART, SLIGHTLY PIGEON TOED, WITH WEIGHT DISTRIBUTED ON INSIDE OF LEGS AND FEET. B, IF RIGHT HANDED, PUT RIGHT HAND UNDER CENTER'S BUTT WITH MIDDLE FINGER (BIG KNUCKLE) IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS CRACK, PRESS HAND FIRMLY AGAINST CENTER’ CROTCH. THIS GIVES THE CENTER A TARGET. IT WILL ALSO MAKE THE QB'S HANDS FOLLOW THE CENTER FORWARD, SPREAD BOTTOM HAND DOWNWARD AT A 90° ANGLE. THIS IS YOUR CATCH HAND, KEEP IT OPEN ALWAYS, AVOIDING JAMMED FINGERS. IF THE CENTER SNAPS TOO QUICK OR, TO POSSIBLY GIVE ‘A KEY TO DEFENSIVE LINEMEN, C. BEND AT THE WAIST NOT AT THE KNEES. D, ON SNAP OF THE BALL, AVOID FALSE STEPS AND BRING THE BALL TO THE STOMACH, ALWAYS WORKING WITH YOUR ELBOWS IN, Bs _ PROCEDURE TO SETTING UP_IN THE DROPSACK GAME ! (7 Step Drop) If righthanded shift 85° of weight to the inside of your left foot prior to the snap of the ball. On the conmand "Now" turn left foot so toes on left foot are now pointed toward the sideline. Push off left foot with- out taking.a false step, (Imagine your left foot is cemented to the ground.) Kick back with right foot and then immediately bring back the left. These two steps are the most inportant of the 7 you are taking because you kant to get away from the center and confusion of the line blocking. Continue on back (just as if you were running) in a straight line with your head looking downfield at the read always. Work your arms and ‘elbows as you are going back but Keep elbows in not out as if you were going to elbow someone. om The head always looks downfield at the read until the coverage has been determined. Then he picks up the receiver, You are so intent on your read that you are never aware of the Tush. If the route called for a 7 step drop, the QB will stop as his right foot hits on the seventh step. The 6th and 7th step will be shorter. AT THIS POINT, Feet land shoulder width apart just as if you were going to take a snap from the center. Feet should not land together or all spread out. This will cause the Q8 to either not step or over stride. You are now ready to step and throw as the read by now has told you where to throw, NOTE: IF LEFT HANDED, PUSH OFF WITH RIGHT FOOT, LAND ON LEFT FOOT. TIPS ON THE DROPBACK GAME Two-hands on the football. The ball is carried about sternum high. A great asset a passer has is his ability to control his eyes. Quick feet in the dropback game mean balance, good coordination and ability to set up quickly. Make sure you are gathered up or on balance before you start your throw. Get Hips and shoulders square before starting the ball forward, Alway’s step with the lead foot at your target. The arm must act as a whip, not a push rod. Come on off the back foot and follow through just as a baseball pitcher does. Your feet are the key in accurate passing, stepping at your target. Be READS THE 60 GAME 61 2 Curl 1, Take Pre-Alignment look at secondary. (May want to use, a "one" or "two" snap count to help with the coverage.) 2, Fake the draw to’F, B, - 9 yds. depth. Throw 3 man x Drag 4 man x Drag 6 (Man-free) x Drag : Any Zone (1, 3, 5, or Combo) throw Z curl to A dump oh ‘Take Pre-Alignment look to determine coverage. Full 7 Step Drop Primary read FS, Secondary read Mike 1. Sky Coverage A, True 5-2 two LB drop both ends rush throw off Sam BZ Y B. $3 Defense read Mike: Mike Weak throw off Sam BZ Y 1, Ball in middle Mike straight back work X to A Dump 2, millon hash Mike straight back (on hash) "B" 2 Y 40 read Mike Mike weak throw BZ ¥ Mike strong throw weak X to A Dump Ball on hash-Mike on hash-hit FB II, 5 Zone curls adjust to Turkeys! Throw Z, Y off comer IM, 4 Man Z curl IV. 6B, 2, Y vs. 50 Ve 6 Key Mike is 40 VI, Double Stg. X to A End off X Turkey VII, Combo (Spot) throw to FB 6 1, Take Pre-Alignment look to determine coverage 2. Alert for man 3. 7 Step Drop Throw 3 man x CB 4 man XB 6 (Man Free) X CB Anything else (1, 3, 5, Combo) Y to B Dump Don't force to Y hit your B C.P, Bis always open Hide 1, Take|Pre-Alighment look to determine coverage 2. Alert for man 3. 7 Step Drop Throw 3 {man XB 4 Iman XB 6|(Man Free) X CB ay Zone Vs. 40 throw off Mike LB Y to A Any other front throw off weak side LB Y to A | §5-B Hide 1, Take [Pre-Alighment Look to determine coverage 2. Alert for nan 3. Full '7 step Drop Throw 3 jaan X CB 4 nan X CB 6 (Man Free) X CB Any Zone Vs, 40 throw off Mike LB Y to B Any other front throw off strong side LB Y to B 67 1, Take Pre-determined look at secondary 2, Primary read is free saftey 1 3. Full {7 Step Drop unless it's $ Zone, now use 5 Full and 2 quick Steps so TE or Zwon't get too deep vs. 5 zone Throw 1 (Cloud or 1 Sky (FS to middle) X to A 4 man comeback X Slzone Y, 2, B (5 Full and 2 quick steps) Combo Z comeback to B Dump NOTE:| ON 67 X @ Z WILL ADJUST TO A GO VS, 5 ZONES! CP, Bis always open 1, Take Pre-Alignient look to determine coverage 2. 7 Step Drop 3. If 4 or 3 man $ full and 2 quick steps ‘Throw 4 Man 2 3 Man Z 6 (Man Free) - watch FS - If FS cheats to X throw Z post If FS cheats to Z work X ~ ¥ Any other kind of zone (1, 3, 5 or Combo) coverage throw X-Y-A NOTE: KNOW DOWN AND DISTANCE WHEN WE CALL 68, MEDIUM YARDAGE OR 2ND LONG USE YOUR Y UNLESS X IS WIDE OPEN. 69 1, Take Pre-Alignment lock to determine coverage 2. 7 Full Steps Throw We'll tell you which side to work Either Z comer to B Dump Or X corner to A Duxp 74 ACircle Full 7 step Drop ‘Throw off Weak side LB x Hock to A Circle NOTE: TE BLOCKS Bs wees we EES Throw ‘Throw | Throw: Bs ! ' PLAY ACTION PASS READS 1 | 262 2 CB 1, Take Pre-Alignment look to determine coverage <2, Goo 62 draw fake + hide ball - hand fake 3. Set! feet 8-9 yds, behind S.T, Condo Z CB to A swing 1 Sky if SS under 2 CB throw X to Y 5 Zone X to ¥ 3 Man ZB 44 Man zB 6 (Nan Free) 2 CB | 262 X Corner 1, Take Pre-Alignment look to determine coverage 2. Good 62 draw fake - hide ball - hand fake 3. ‘Set! feet 8-9 yds. behind S.T. Always work X to Y underneath off the weak corners depth Vs, 3 Man X Corner Vs. 4 Man X Corner Vs. 6 (Man Free) X Corner KS Rew rua A mA Corser Cove i 213 Bootleg i 3, Take Pre-Alignnent look to detemine coverage 2. Fake 13 but come out with a 45° angle on first step to let Q.G. pull 3. Sprint to 8-9 Yds, dépth set feet behind S.T. Combo ZB 3 Man Zz cB 4 Man 2 CB 6 (Man Free) 2 CB 5 Zone X to Y Routes will vary with x § YI! (Either 68 Routes or X Corner Y Drag Route) 1 Sky if SS under throw X to Y QB io 131 - 149 X Up. Make good run fake come on down L.0.S., show run but peaking at X. Shoot the ball in the hole unless you feel F.S. has supported to flat. Then jump Off and Lay 148 ¥ Seam Make good run fake, cone on down L.0.S. Show run but peaking at Y, Hit Y when he clears, If not open run’ ball. wer’? on see a es 7 | NPN“! w| Saale | weg | OE te gf 2 = eye y + BO eat [Bea] i AY one Sinp cove on) shes ce 00 ° . o ° X CogneR Soap Corel ONC < Sey Resa Sap ecever onli) Lebype b, pe ee oe ee sree Soap cover on (11 Eaipcovat on(Nearyanw) [6Tipyniols 5 BaP Fe * —u"~=m =e me BEEBE EERE DITTO ED Page GENERAL One Goal: "The Championship" It's All in the State of Mind What is Class? Leadership Terminology Backfield Material Offensive Line Terminology Numbering Systen Offensive Formation Offensive Series Huddle Procedure Snap Count, Alerts, Automatics, ete, Two-Minute Offense Defensive Recognition Defensive Recognition (Goalline - Short Yardage) Defensive Stunts Secondary Coverage Defensive Film Breakdown Terminology KICKING GAME Philosophy of the Kicking Gane Extra Point and Field Goal Protection Punt Protection Rules Punt Coverage Kick+Off Alignment Kick-Off Middle and Side Return RUNNING GAME 31 39 40 41 48 49 50F. 61 Draw Sneak Wedge 24 Gob. 25 GL. 30 Gt 31 GeLy Table Page f Contents - Continued PASSING GAME Passing Tree 60 Protection 70 Protection 64, 67, 68 612 Curl, 65, 65 B Hide 65 A Hide, 64 Y Hide, 74 A Circle All Screens 80 Frotection 90 Protection 83, 89, 97 100 Series 200 Series Play-Action - 2 Tights or Goalline POSITIONAL MATERIAL OLE MISS ONE GOAL: "THE CHAMPIONSHIP" Establishing personal goals is recognized as possibly the strongest of all forces for personal motivation. It is fabulous what great dreams have been reached by men and women in life and in the great world of athletics when they have been literaily obsessed by clearly defined goals. Three types of goals must be established -- long-range goals, intermediate goals, and short-range goals. Your goals must be demanding, challenging, and realistic, Really big success in the athletic world is achieved by athletes who continually set higher standards for themselves. It is ‘far easier to reach goals you set for yourself than it is to reach goals set for you by others. You must develop a deep belief that your goals will be reached, ‘The clearer you visualize your goals, ‘the more you kindle your desire and gain inspiration for even greater effort. Never lose sight of your major long-range goal. IT's ALL IN THE STATE OF MIND If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don't; I£ you want to win but you think you can't, It's almost a cinch you won't, If you think you'll lose, you're lost! For in the world we find Success begins with a fellow's will, It's all in the state of mind, For many a race is lost Ere even a step is run, And many a coward fails; Think big and your deeds will grow; Think smali and you'll fall .behind; Think that_you can and you will It's all in the state of mind, If you think you're outclassed, you are; You've got to think high to rise; You've got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win the prize. Life's battles don't always go To the stronger or faster man, But_sooner or later the man who wins Is the fellow who thinks he can. _ oe er or nr eee eee ae WHAT IS CLASS? Class never runs scared, It is sure-footed and confident in the knowledge that you can meet life head on and handle whatever comes along. Jacob had it, Esau didn't, Symbolically, we can look to Jacob's wrest- Ling match with the angel. Those who have class have wrestled with their own personal “angel and won a Victory that marks them thereafter. Class never makes excuses, It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes. Class is considerate of others. It knows that good manners is nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices, Class bespeaks an aristocracy that has nothing to do with ancestors or money. The most affluent blue-blood can be totally without class while the descendant of a Welsh miner may ooze class from every pore. Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down, Class is already up and need not strive to look better by making others. look worse. Class can "walk with kings and keep its virtue and talk with crowds and keep the connon touch." Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class -. becuase he is comfortable with himself. If you have class, you don't need much of anything else. It you don’t have it, no matter what else you have - it doesn't make much difference. LEADERSHIP "In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity, Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in susic, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the sane. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man's work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes, a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be merely mediocre, he will be left severely alone. If he achieves a master- piece, it will set a million tongues a wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatso- ever you write or paint or play or sing or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you, unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is nerely added proof of that leadership, If the leader truly leads, he remains - the leader, Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself know, no matter how loud the clamor of denial, That which deserves to live - lives." I, It. Miscellaneous General P.O.AL ce. 1.0.8, Solid Call Backside 100 Series 200 Series Bootleg ‘Throwback Blitz Receivers Secondary c.8. Alignnent over Flex Tight Blocks Are Deal Backs Pass A B Stay Sam wind Double Read Solid TERMINOLOGY Point of Attack Coaching Point Line of Scrimmage A form of pass protection between linemen and backs Denotes side away from play Means pass blocked same as running play (pass thrown from on L.0.S.) Means play pass blocked same as 80 series blocking (pass thrown from back off L.0.S.) - 80 protection = indicates QB flow away from play with guard and back exchanging blocking assignment QB pulling up behind onside tackle in 80 series Two or nore LBters involved in a stunt Corner Back Free Safety Strong Safety Free Safety in LB look on a 3 deep team Run support from outside -- corner Run support from inside -- safety Flanker moves to a split end position on quick side TE takes abnormal split Split end moves into a normal 3 foot split from QT Block used by "Y" on run support Double team with tackle Denotes TB in passing gane Denotes FB in passing game QB call holds A or B for protection Strongside Linebacker Weakside Linebacker 80 - 86 - Check LB then End. IF both blitz, block LB Pass Protection call which assigns you to End instead of LB Terminology Continued (Backs) i General Reads | Pocket Soft Squeeze North | Track | Aiming Points 60 Pass Protection i i i I i Fin | Seal 1st Down Lineman, Defender either over Center, or Guard Form area for QB to put ball in. Keep playside elbow out of way and bottom hand on belt Put slight pressure on ball until you feel QB give or pull out As you make cut, turn toward goalline Running lane to aining point on L.0,S. Must run straight line with no bow or bend 25 GL. 26 31 GL. 10 aga (All companion plays, ex, 16-17, have same aiming points) 3 point stance - feet almost parallel - (toc instep relationship) - feet shoulder width apart - weight evenly balanced. Don't have too much weight on front hand, Keep weight evenly distributed to be able to move in all directions. Heels should be only about 1" off the ground ‘Aim at crack of tackle and veer out and get low on outside thigh of defensive end. Drive your inside forearm through his outside thigh. Keep your Head Up and run through him - don't lunge. Get your body headed towards goalline, (If end disappears inside or outside, turn inside and load block LB'er.) Attack defensive man with head up and nose. between numbers bring fists up hard through his ribs. After contact keep feet moving with short choppy steps and recoil for next lick. Keep your tail between QB and defensive man at all times. (Occasionally we will cut a hard charger by driving a hard forearm and shoulder at the thigh). An aggressive block used after faking on play to fill the area left by a pulling lineman (guard). Good fake first then block anyone that shows. Blocking term used to block or cutoff Linebacker pursuit after faking through L.0,S, — SO — = ew ee ele eee Cele ee eee 10, ) 7 OLE MISS BACKFIELD MATERIAL THE OLE MISS OFFENSE CAN BE ONLY AS GOOD AS WE ARE WILLING TO WORK TO MAKE itt TAKE PRIDE AND STRIVE TO MAKE THE OLE MISS OFFENSE TOPS IN THE S.E.C.1! ‘Two key aspects of your position 1, Be unselfish and be a team player, Don't worry about your statistics. Do something without the ball, BLOCK, FAKE, HUSTLE. 2. Be TOUGH at all times. Keep your head up and eyes open and search for contact rather than avoiding it! : In addition, mental attitude, preparation, work, sacrifice, and the will to win are necessary aspects of a winning Football Program, The techniques of performance will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced in meetings and on the field, MBACKFIELD PRINCIPLES" 1, Hustle at all time: Attitude § Enthusiasm Out-hustle, Qut-Hit, Qut-Condition every opponent! 2, Know your assignment each play, NO MENTAL MISTAKES! 3. MUST HAVE PROPER EXECUTION OF PLAY! Strive for perfect execution! 4, 110% effort by everyone on each play! fun hard - Fake well - Block aggressively! Blocking and faking are just as important as running the bali! 5. It takes all eleven men doing their job on every play to make their play go! TEAM EFFORT! 6, Make the Big Down Play! 7. Take great pride in.what you do on the field, Work hard to make the Tesults worthwhile, 8, Be the hardest working group on the field! Hard Work and Dedicated Effort will pay off in VICTORIES! 9. Avoid fumbles by pinching elbow and covering up ball at tackle, Don't forget to compliment your line when something good happens. | DEFENSIVE ALIGNMENT POSITIONS HEAD UP POSITIONS (EVEN NUMBERS) Oe aa. & Co oO OFF SET POSITIONS (ODD NUMBERS) o © o g@o900 VARIABLE BLOCKING PATTERNS IN ADDITION TO OUR NORMAL BLOCKING INVOLVING A VERBAL CALL BY OUR LINENEN ON THE L.0.S, CALLS" i THE INITIAL ANGLE OF APPROACH IS PARAMOUNT ON THESE BLOCKS, SCHEMES WE WILL USE OTHER BLOCKING PATTERNS THE PRIMARY REASON FOR BEING MADE ARE TO GAIN THE BEST POSSIBLE BLOCKING ANGLE ON THE DEFENDERS. THERE WILL BE ONLY CERTAIN CALLS THAT WILL BE "LIVE" ON A PARTICULAR PLAY IN ORDER FOR US TO MAKE DUMMY CALLS. WE WILL ALNAYS MAKE A CALL ON THE L.0.S, ‘ON EVERY PLAY NHETHER TT TS LIVE OR DUMMY IN ORDER TO KEEP THE DEFENSE FROM RECOGNIZING OUR BLOCKING Call-On— BP Eke Seo a C _ ft ae A-Block = Str. Side 1-Call & & a eo - 2 €'SS8ES5S 06 bHOS Sodods ° } 2 I G-Block ‘D-Block = Ok. Side Ztail 2 8+ 3k, 2.8 2 Oo, Fhe, l ‘55adas) OSBS06 Soe86S ° F-Block ‘Seoop-Play 12-13 Stall t er 8 bs 7 fe &F a £ & - rT a 7 tl 608 ag) Eom o8S o°e 35 ° ° ° B-Block Slip Slip I 5 ah By o a EhaSE5 | SSBSLE | SBshSS ° ° o I T-Block Reach Onside 4-Call-™m-12 tk 1 ‘cletotc’o ob o8S fete! Ye_% ee . 4g r I oreo. 508 3 o oO I 4-Cal’-On-14 3-Call-On-14 r sels By E = I oogo é oo@° —— = oe a ee NUMBERING SYSTEM 10 Quick Side - Off Numbers Strong Side - Even Nunbers 6 8668666 ® RIGHT FORMATION & Oo @ o ®& eu Bnedes 6@ % @ @ LEFT FORMATION SPACING (20-12 Yas) (12-16 Yas.) 3" 30" _30"_ 3" _3! O«----90 O O¢-----4 @ 6 Backs Assignment SPLIT SE FB § TB base depth heels are usually 5 yds. from ball -~ One yard from Centers outside foot, usually behind Guard. RB's - must maintain their constant position from Center's alignment and not on Guards. I OFFENSTVE FORMATIONS i © e®enee0 ® © ® @ A B LEFT TIGHT RIGHT TIGHT I I I © eeHGG @ ©ee0eHeeo © ® e © I ice ® © J I I I ©eebeoo © ®@eWeS oO ie ® O| © @ ] | e ®@ = S- F- S e e OFFENSIVE FORMATIONS © © OHOG>--7O e@ @ ® SHIFT LEFT * @ ®@ 8 x SHIFT LEFT TIGHT © @©@HeaOr---3) @ 9 SHIFT RIGHT O+---@ @@©@USS O @ @ @ SHIFT RIGHT TIGHT R----@ @@©W SG © e @ @ 0-9: TEEN SERIES: 20 SERIE! 30 SERIES: 40 SERIES: 50 SERIES: 60 SERIES: 70 SERIES 80 SERIES: 90 SERIES: 100 SERIE: 200 SERIE: 300 SERIES: 13 OFFENSIVE SERIES Special Plays 10 ~ Hand Back Trap 12-13 Inside Veer 14-15 Outside Veer 16-17 Outside Veer Loaded 18-19 Lead Option 24-25 Called Dive (Run off first def. lineman) 24 GL-25 GL Called Dive (Run to designated area off tackle's block). 24 Y Tight End Reverse 26-27 Tight End Loaded 28-29 Predetermined Play Outside 30-31 Counter Dive 30 GL~31 GL Countér Dive (Run to designated area) 38-39 Counter Option 40-41 Misdirection Option Trap 48-49 Misdirection Option 56 F 61 Draw - Lead Draw Weak 60's - Drop Back Pass Offense - (2) and Protection Plus Screens 70's ~ Drop Back Pass Offense - (X) and Protection ~ Weak Flood - Plus Screen Strong Sprint Pass Series Weak Sprint Pass Series Denotes pass to be blocked the same as the running play and the ball will be thrown from LOS. Denotes pass will be blocked the sane as 80 Series blocking. Ball will be thrown from off,the LOS behind OT. Denotes QB can run or throw and quick Guard will pull. 4 i HUDDLE PROCEDURE @@ae@e o © @@8ee@ ® @ ©|®@ @ \. i Y ae, a Aero The Center must hustle and set up the huddle 7 yards behind the LOS, ‘The huddle must be formed quickly. When the Quarterback steps into the huddle and calls "Team" all assune the position of hands on hips and all talking stops, The Quarterback calls the play two times in the following order: 1, Formation 2. Play 3. Snap Count To go left formation, the strong and quick sides criss-cross out of huddle, , Strong Side always goes first. Backs and Receivers cone out down, Guards and Tackles come out in pre~ shift position unless "Ready" called in huddle -- then all come out down. 1b PRE-SNAP ALIGNMENT -~ SNAP COUNT. AUTOMATIC § ALERT SYSTEMS PRE-STANCE . 1. Regular - Linemen assune upright pos: three-point stance on command of "nor down in 3-point stance. ion, elbows on thigh, go into down « Backs § Receivers always get 2, Ready - Linemen assume down 3-point stance. SNAP_COUNT 1, Regular - "Now", (number), (1) Hike, (2) Hike, (3) Hike, assume 3-point Stance. Position on "now", Ready Position - Pre-called in huddle by QB as being on "Ready" 1, 7, of 3, Assume 3-point stance on ball when going to line, Follow regular procedure, . Up Position - Up-one, Up-two, Up-three, -- Linemen stay in Up Position ‘and don't get down on "now". 1 Quick Count ‘A, On "now! - ball snapped from upright position on "now", B. On "ready-now" - ball snapped from down, 3-point stance on "now". 5. Hike System - Ball will be snapped on the Ist "Hike" after the cadence of "Now", AUTOMATIC SYSTEM Change of play gained by repeating live snap count (the snap count as called in the huddle) at line, then calling desired play. Dunmy calls must be used. No automatic can be called on quick count. All calls are made after "down" unless changed for particular reason, Quarterback should select as dummy calls those plays that are most used as live calls and select a dummy snap count that is least commonly used. We will always go on 2 (2nd hike). ALERT SYSTEM An automatic system where two plays are called in the huddle and will be used at QB's discretion based on the defensive alignment. EXAMPLE: Call in huddle -- "30" alert "24", Play 30 will be run unless QB repeats the snap count at LOS and will then cail play 24. EXANPLI Cadence at LOS =~ "Now! - "2" - "24" — "Hike" ~ "Hike" When using alert system, ball is always snapped on 2 (2nd hike). 16 2 MINUTE OFFENSE -~+-~ HUSTLE f WE WILL NOT HUDDLE UNLESS: Incomplete pass Ball goes out of bounds Penalty IF QB calls you to huddle SPER PLAYS MOST LIKELY TO BE CALLED FROM LO: Automatic Right or Left -- QB will. call formation to wide side at LOS, X & Z never swap sides. 99 61 Draw BACKS AND RECEIVERS RUN OUT OF BOUNDS UNLESS ON 47H DOWN WASTE THE CLOCK Information to Use up Time! i 1, Unpile slowly 2. Run wide but stay inbounds - keep the ball within bounds 3. Never call time out 4, Don't get penalized oO J iG J ona : uv Oo : 7 v w vl Wo fi 5 a fe) a Oo u : ; - a ° 3 Oo a i FO | gl “oO : a “enol, = oe 3 DOs 3°00 2 zO00 ‘ a 2 | . 9 ae : Oo 3.0 v F : 3 wl Oo Oo J E jj o : oO : a 8 5 3 a : ‘ 7 aa ainie 0 oO e wl nv wo 7 " ‘ 7 ” FO Fo Oo 8 FO a ® 0 : ope M ° al o|® _ oo a 200 : z0 : : 7 zOHo 0 3 » i 2 ; ’ € O 26 2° 10 yo FO wl ; : Mo J Oo J Oo J 18 DEFENSIVE RECOGNITION J oliaas ol v ° oO w a YO ° vio nO 20 Wo wo of - —£FO 1g fLo et Oe Steel Oe. oo 3 Oe ko i FO & 2,0 240 ul > ac we we yO ae ee J Oo J Oo J oO } Q O) HES oO o c 4 %O * HO “0 te) uO “Oo <0 00 a 4 cao ow _— Aly Ao = u- -b ite g oc tO 0) FO s oro 30 wo wo | 3 0 3 « a 2 ° oO J ° ° DEFENSIVE RECOGNITION (GOALLINE - SHORT YARDAGE) ane so. PIN c FS ss c FS ee - WwW Ss ETWNSTE eT Ww Pe o0o0O0D000 odcon0%4 ° Oo oO Oo O Oo Oo - 0 conve c c FS M ss a FS mM ss weET Te S$ E 09000000 eet la Oo : Oo Oo Oo oO oO ° GAP 8 60 STACK C.P, = can "T* vs "AI" Tech - C.P, ~ "1" Call - double with Center, + LB, 3. - C.P. - "2" Call - Block LB - Be alert for 2 Tech.- C.P, - 4 or 5 Call vs 50, 60, 74 = Are Block Force - C.P, ~ must read coverage ~ Pest 1/3 - Run off 1/3 - C,P ~ Throw at Corner Support + Graze outside hip of Guard --Veer out after crossing LOS = Lead step & sprint to sideline getting into pitch relationship with QB Turn up when QB turns up Open Step,~ Read Ist man on. or outside ST S0e°can "F" Block vs Option Read ~ can run 12F vs Elmer , 8G, ST, -3 Call “" Block ) SG, =1 Call vs Tough Nose & bOOS TT. ae oi Bas RB X > Pest 1/3 QT- 1B, 3-C.P.-"'2" Call - block LB - Be alert for 2 Tech -C.P.-4 or S call vs 50°80, 47- C.P.-can base block vs Eagle look QG- 1B, 1, 2, 3,- C.P.-"I" Call = double with Center- C.P,-can "I" vs "41" Tech, C - 0, 1, LBe N.T.-block offside LB- C.P.-can slip vs 50- C.P.="1" call doubfe with Q6 : SG- P.S.G.- C.?.-possible "Slip" call ST- P.S.6. Y = Slam Release ~ Block $5 2 - Cross Field 1/3 FR- Lead step and sprint to sideline getting into pitch relationship with QB Turn up when QB turns up TB- Graze outside hip of Guard- Veer out after crossing 10S. B~ Open Step ~ read Ist pan op or outgide QT= CP. PanVOE. BP F588 LEE AA STOSE HORTON Rend ump Wall vs Eagle | Center, SG-"Slip" Call Center, QG-Qr- 1 Call | QT, QG, - "T" Block g g &: Mm ™ ESoo| coboo | 'SS8oo ES oo Oo oO So 1 Wa CalT vs SOP QT SH Caly vs SOY WS CRTT Ve A" BE%oo [Oster Bo Sbeoo BB boo ° 2 ro) ss a : 14 : Ra X -,Cross Field 1/3 QT. P.8.6, WG. P.8.6. C-'0, 1, LB, 2 SG Pull around end seal LB - C.P.-base call vs 50 Tuff, 74, 84 or make Gap Call alert for Gap Call <5, LB, 7= C.P.= be alert for Gap Call- C.P,- "4" Call block Sam be alert fbr "i" Tech, Z- Block Free Safety- C.P.- vs corer support block’SS FB Aim at crack of tackle turn north hug double team -, veer out TS. Sprint to pitch relationship- C.P- Cheat over Gap - Mirror QB 0B, Open, Step down LOS~ read Ist man on or outside TE- C,P.- Donet pitch off 1B —FeaaTS TPS Ws aoe can Base BIO EMU” BYORR CP, = Can Fun WIPE Vs Queen — os 8 ot &S Sod boKS ern eee TE = Ni Step | I ST 4, $, 3, 2, 1- CP, ——_— a ee Rs X 5, LB, 7- C.P.- be alert for Gap Call QT- 4, 5, 3, 2, 1 = C.P. ~ can "Gap" Call vs 80 QG- put} around end, seal LB - C.P, - Base Call, vs 50 Tuff, 84, 74 on Make Gap C - 0, 1, LB, 2 SG- P.S.G. ST- P.S.6, Y ~ Slam release inside, Block SS Z ~ Cross Field 1/3 FB- Sprint to pitch relationship- C.P.-cheat over Gap ~ mirror QB TB- Aim at crack of Tackle - turn north - hug double team - Veer out _ Open step down LOS- read Ist man on or outside X- C.P,-donot pitch off L8arDE Pants cP. - vs 40 ~ can."C" Block aaa ra Cail ys" Call Cap Call vs 30 5 : BES Boo SBoso00 Ue _- — = e Block vs — NEN Block Vs 40™ SS madoo0 SS 500 bE e00 Gross Field 1/3 P.S.G. P.S.G. 0, 1, LB, 2 Pull around end seal LB- C.P,- can make base call vs 50 Tuff, 74,84, or make Gap call 4,5,3,2,1- C,P.- be alert for Gap call Butt 6, 7, 9, then block LB- C,P.- be alert for Gap call vs 3 men on line Block Free Safety- C.P,- vs corner support block SS Teg Step gt crack of tackle; yeor out, § load the end (QB responsibjlix E88 ENR ethers Glock Ss Mend WSappears insiaeriead Qhdomnbende e-Pe pinch end, seal L8 on Base Call. Sprint to pitch relationship - cheat for pitch Open step down LOS, Fake 14- Option man_w: ts ibility. C.P. - SS ASE*eSHL Ba Aa ORE RL PEDTEIBL ALS ERB ERI AS CoP = Base Call vs 74 "Gap" Call vs 84 or 74| "C" Block vs rap" 2 5 17 (2 TE) R? X ~ Burt 6, 7, 9, then block’ LB - C.P,- be alert for Gap Call vs 3 aen on LOS I> 4, 5, 3, 2, 1 C.P. = be Blert for Gap Call QG- Pull aound end Seal LB- C.P, Base Call vs 74, 84, or meke Gap Call c= 0,1, 1B, 2 sG- P.S.6. ST P.S.6. y ~ Slam § release inside - seal S$ Z = Cross Field 1/3 FB- Sprint to pitch relationship - cheat for pitch Teg steps at crack of tackle - veer out § load the Ené (QB responsibiiiey) Gib" Elagtsbigek Saf send Sisappesns:insige steed Qe soe nee DD cet a Peni sala eerie Ech, dom 205 Ee option oan nich pitch responaibitityse.P.> be abbr alah pak terug’ QPELPate yt th RE geErongsp titres. Double wide Since ne Boek ve : 2 Tea "Base Call” TB vs Pinch AA pases ee X'- Pest FS- C.P.- can crack LB- C.P.~ vs 2 Sky, - push & crack 2,3,4,5 Pull around end, seal LB’- C.P.- no calls 0, 1, LB P.S.G. ST- P.S.G. Cross Field 1/3 Sprint to pitch relationship - cheat for pitch 2 steps at crack of tackle - veer out § load the end (QB responsibility) C.P, = Elmer, block Safety Cad ee aap ee teh off LB or DE be sure not to rush play § run over TB- C,P.-don't "x" Crack.- LB vs 85 "x" Crack - 2 Sky i, ococe jo SS 0 ( X- Seal 1/3 ( Qr 4, LB, S- C,P,- can slip vs Tight Eagle QG 2, 2, 3, LB- C.P. - can slip vs Tight Eagle C- 0, 1, LB, onside 2 S& 2, 2, 3, LB ST 4, 5, LB Arc release - seal SS- C,P.- short ydge. block DE > Seal 1/3 FB ou inside up position step ~ drive to Guard-Center Gap - C.P.- read ist down lineman - break off block tp Counter step-sprint to pitch relationship - fake pitch reception- C.P.- short yardage - can double dive 0p SRERoS*RE,¢ even SteP - Pivot handling bali deep to F8-continue on Counter -}-—-—— UsPSE COTS DEBGK USPTO SC Pe stock short—yartage——— QP, QG- "Slip" vs Tight 4 Call B Block" "0" Block oR SO o FB-Read Ist down lineman Hale S 4 E co I Qt - "Slip" Cail]. QB, QT - "BY Block QB, C = "0" Block X = Seal 1/3 - C.P.- af tight, block 6, 7, 9 QT- 4, 5, LB C.P.~ can slip vs Tight Eagle QG- 1, 2, 3, LB- C,P.- can use Slip or B Call C - 0,1, LB 2 SG- LB, 2, 5,- C.P.- 24 GL, block Mike LB ST- 4, 5, LB Y-6,7,9 Z - Seal 1/3 Fg- Aim at inside hip of ST - read 1st down lineman- C.P.- 24 GL- read ST - tun off his block - stay strong § aim like 14 TB- Open step § sprint to pitch relationship - cheat over fake pitch gp RPRogFP* 2nd step cross over, gain depth - Srd step deepen to mect FB for = BR, or 0 backside ‘agal sabes 2 ° J FB-Read 15%, Down Linenan | FB-Read 1st Down Link ty; or og I KX -6,7,9 Ral qr - 4, 5, LB QG = 18, 2, 3 - C.Pee 25 GL, block WAIL LB c +0, 4, 182 SG - 2,3, 6 st - 45, 1B y¥-679 2. = Cross Field 1/3 FB - Open step & sprint to pitch relationship - cheat dver fake pitch TB = Aim at ingide hip of QT. Read Ist down Lineman - C.P.- 25 GL - read QT run off his block. Stay weak - aim like 15 QB - Open step - 2nd step cross over, gain depth - 3rd step deepen to meet TB for handoff Tean's C.P.:_can slip B or A backside "AN Block vs 40, 6-5 Tsc,st ~ "BY Block QG, QT - "T" Block set 7 eb r iT £ id T 3} $366] Edde © ° ° fs FS ss ° z w>> om OW oe dt x f =awvwrsanuune eevee gegepaeeauui om é OH 2 O43>> OW X = Pest 1/3- C.P.- vs 3 deep - crack Rover LB QT- 4, 5 = C.P.= (can "T" Block 53) QG- 1, 2, 3, 1B _—-_—_— = = = = — C -0, 1, 2, 3, Strong SG - Pull for WLB - C.P,- must read QT block & go inside or outside to WLB ST--4, 5, LB Jab step up - take handoff between QB § TB - run off strong guards block Z ~ Seal 1/3 Fake 24 - carry out good fake through LOS - hit tighter in Guard - Tackle Gap TB'- Fake 24- make good pitch fake- C.P.- belly to keep away from Y gp - Fake 24 - Handoff to Y coming between you & TB - C.P. - help on end to preyent_chase SG - Read QT Block | SG - Read QT Block “FR BTock TE - Jab Step | Seo : 5 t sees eeanCosteere ptt Es go ee reece Ge oe =_=—_ -Fr2e3- X = Cross Field 1/3 aT P.S.6. QG- P.S.G. C= 0, 3, LB, 2- C.P.- can make "Slip" Call 3, LB - C.P,~ can G block vs 40 or 50 LB - C,P.- can G block vs 40 or 50 9 Z - Block FS- C.P. vs corner support block SS FB- Aim at crack of Tackle - Block LB TB- Cheat - sprint for pitch aB- Seen she? eOeRAKOSs ay" BMSuk*sy QR" EE” MABAVE BS PLRBAP EBOBEEBATICY” C.P. - be . SOP Ie OO = —— at, OG = Sr call Q6, Center - "Slip" G1] Block vs 40 of x cb e@ 6 Abdo seen gee greece oe One 2 Oo FB - Block LB I Block SS vs Corner f te Sah ‘ pee ss 60Ge¢ ecco ° X- Seal 1/3 ( Qr 4, LB, S- C,P,- can slip vs Tight Eagle QG 2, 2, 3, LB- C.P. - can slip vs Tight Eagle C- 0, 1, LB, onside 2 S& 2, 2, 3, LB ST 4, 5, LB Arc release - seal SS- C,P.- short ydge. block DE > Seal 1/3 FB ou inside up position step ~ drive to Guard-Center Gap - C.P.- read ist down lineman - break off block tp Counter step-sprint to pitch relationship - fake pitch reception- C.P.- short yardage - can double dive 0p SRERoS*RE,¢ even SteP - Pivot handling bali deep to F8-continue on Counter -}-—-—— UsPSE COTS DEBGK USPTO SC Pe stock short—yartage——— QP, QG- "Slip" vs Tight 4 Call B Block" "0" Block oR SO o FB-Read Ist down lineman Hale S 4 E co Xe QF Ge ce se SF y- I Fi 3 tT & a be or Block w c: Ooseoo oO. Pest 1/3 4, LB, 5 - C.P.- can "CY Block 1,2, 3, LB 0, 1, LENT. - off LB 1, 2, 3, 1B 4,5, LB Slan release - seal SS Seal 1/3 Counter, step - sprint to pitch relationship - fake pitch reception - C.P.- Goa"aGubie Bive’Gn Shore yardage : e 7 6 inehde up,positjon step «diye to, uard-center Gap. > sep4,}se, dow Linena Or ABEESGMEPOSELBO? FESR Ist own anenancbreak north off blo _ REsokEFs Sven step-pivet handing ball doop 20 TB-continue on Counter could be CH. 4. 0-= blocking Secaie en atacee To" Block TAY Block ; HS eds Bo eee : 2 ° Ti-read 1st down Yinenan |fB-read Yst down Tinemany Double Dive re ie r So0#'050 PR gseo a Ou ee >t. i 32 R16 X= Pest 1/3 - must read - 2 Sky QT- LB, 4, 5,- C.P. - can "C" block- C.P.- can "7" or "Slip" QG- 2, 3, LB C.P.- can "TY or "Slip" c= 0 1, LB, 1 - C,P.- vs 40 - clear Mike - continue for Free Safety- C.P.- vs 84 ~"step on side’- insure QG block ~ continue for FS SG- P.S.G, - C.P,- vs 50 45° release for LB or FS ST- P.S.6. Y = Slam release then seal SS Z~ Cross Field 1/3 FB: qp- 6" inside up position step dive to, Guard-Center Gap- C.P.- insure weak Gap of first down lineman - chop pursuit (QB- open step - even step - pivot deep to TB - read end man on LOS while faking "P" Block (Gh, 6) Go boo 9S a Quick Jab Counter Step up and sprint te pitch relationship "Slip" - Block (QT, Qc) Boeoo Oo Block 53 (40) wb oo ° “SG-Clear-Block FS Center-Clear Mike-Blo« Center-vs 64-Step onside” a FS - & block FS ~s f oe a os odeSd + oo Ig < Block Pinch : lode6o0 ° X - Cross Field 1/3 Qr- 4, 5, 3,2 QG-- Pull § trap 1st man past Center- C.P.- vs 80 Trap #2 on LOS c SG- 0, 1, LB = 0, Off 1, 2, 3, LB ST - Block LB- C.P.- must take inside release Y= Jab Step = Arc block 85 Z = Seal 1/3 FB~ Lead step strong pivot on 2nd step - wheel = sprint for pitch relationship 1B~- Up step with inside foot - rol] 2nd step - run off QG's block QB - Open 45° - 2nd step, pivot & pause- hand to TB - continue fake into LOS 0 > Trap or Seal 5 oo So since Ran OFF (ye Boek QP: Oo (Log) ST - Block Pinch = Trap or Seal SS cea R18 X= Seal 1/3 QT - Block LB- C.P.- must take inside release QG - 0, 1, LB C - 0, off 1, 2, 3, LB SG - Pull § trap Ist man past center- C.P.- vs 80 Trap #2 on LOS ST - 4, S, LB- C.P.~ continue for FS if lane clear | Y= Stan retease = seal 88 | 1 = Cross Field 1/3 FQ - Up step with inside foot - roll second step - run off SG's block | Tg - Lead step strong pivot on 2nd step -. wheel - sprint for pitch relationship QB - Open 45° - 2nd step, pivot & pause - hand to FB - continue fake into LOS ~QG = Block Pinch | QT - Block Pinch. | SG-- Trap or Seal | SG - Trap or Seat fe ™ ” _ | Oo oO = oO offedo VFB" S Run GFF SC" BISck Sas Kogo ° Hee a} pre oPse Beek —~ ° | i Rag X "- cross Field 1/3 Qh - 4,5, 1B QG - Pull & Log ST area- C.P.~ vs 40 § 45- Log SG area C - 0, OFF 1,2,3,LB- C.P.-anytime QG's covered, block back SG - 0, 1, Off LB- C.P.- vs 70 - make 3 call ST - Block LB - C.P.- bump wall vs 84 Y= Arc block - force- C.P.- must read coverage Z - Pest 1/3 FQ - Lead step-weak-pivot on 2nd step’- wheel ~ sprint for pitch relationship TB Up step with inside step- break off QG's block - continue for FS 3 -Open 45°- 2nd step-pivot @ pause-help must get around-Option end man on LOS Baars C.P,- If 4 or § Tech penetrates - QB duck inside _ Can’- Run 48 F 3 Call vs 74 en MAT, Ss of ° © L R20 X ~ Pest Corner QT -i Block LB- C.P.- can go inside or outside vs Eagle (Bunp-release) WG-0, 1, uB , C = 0, O€F 1,2,3,LB- C.P.- anytime SG is covered, block back Pull & Jog ist man past center- C,P.- vs 80 § 70- Log #2 on LOS 4, 5, LB,- C.P.- Continue flat on peel back course if lane is clear Y' - Slam release - Seal SS Z ~ Cross Field 1/5 FB- Up step with inside foot-roll 2nd step- break off SG's block-continue for FS TB - Lead step strong pivot on 2nd step-wheel=sprint for pitch relationship Open 45°-2nd step-pivet & pause-head must get around-option end man on LOS 5 C.P.n can, gap block with Qf vs Eagle-C.P.cif 4 of 5 Tech penetrates, 08 ] FB-Continue to FS Ban's CoP SG-vs 80 Log #2 on 10S gees &SeHooO oe Grebe eo Inert | | & Go In or Out i er BSe00 Sail PN R21 I X = Cross Field 1/3 Qt - Slip Q6- Slip Cc - 1, LB, 2 9G - Pull for alley ST- 4, 5, LB- C,P. - DT pinches - seal backer te Y = 6, 7, 9,- C.P.> high block Z_- Pest Comer FB - Fill G-T area- N,T.-block LB - C.P,- line up at 6 yds. 7B - Take pinch ~ run off block on force- C.P,- cheat strong _ QB- Reverse & pitch to TB - run opposite pitch FS-ST vs KIT SG- Z vs Sky Could Crack SG-Pull for Alley vs | | Jo ss ¢ | Corner Support e@oHo ‘ < 5 @eeco coeqod) coe OO ~|.2 2 a qn a6 SG st R22 = Run off § pest 1/3 _ #2 on Jine- C,P.- can use solid call vs $0 or 53- C:P.- switch vs 53 Cip,- invite #2"outside #1 on line- C.P.- can use solid call vs SO or 53- C,P.- switch vs 53 C.P,- invite #1 inside <0, Mike- C.P.- can use "A" or " " block ~ Solid Prot.- C.P.- can "A" block vs 40 or 80 + Solid Prot. - Inside release and block FS ~ Run off - seal corner Pop up & shuffle to center- C.P,- read Ist down lineman- C.P, after you clear LOS = Pop up & read WLB and Ist down lineman § chop LB's outside leg- C.P.- be alert’ for solid call vs $3 = Drop Back Pass Action- handoff to FB- C.P.: stay outside Ast step head down field iGgnw Er aii TBI 1 os mee - OG Sod 6 So0}o 50 pigs 3 Nese: San Welt Giateaaeeae oO. QO os ° &5 ° ©0e@00 § x g cogoo pees eoe dCOnEe —~Q_..2 oO ss SNEAK WEDGE (STRONG & WEAK) ‘TEAS COACHING POINTS: (1) Block same as 30 § 31 Goalline (2) Both Backs dive hard outside hip of Tackles. {3) QB - Hug double team and be ready to slide into G-T crease to called side Fs “sehegsy a : 50 TUFF 6-5 ss ce m “ iz ~ S im Ni R24 X = PSG. Qt - P.S.6. QG - P.S.6. C - 0, 1, 2, LB - C.P.- can slip "1" or "2" Tech SG - LB, 2, 3 - C.P.~ vs 80 block Mike LB ST - 4, 5, LB - C.P.- be alert for Gap Call vs Gap 8 Y - 6, 7, 9 - C.P.- be alert for Gap Call vs Gap & Z - Seal 1/3 FB - Aim at crack of Tackle § break off ST block - run north § south- C.P.- never cut back across the ball TB - Open step - sprint to pitch relationship QB - Open step - Locate FB - handoff deep FB-Run Off ST Block FB-Run Off ST Block X - 6, 7, 9- C.P.- be alert for Gap Call vs Gap 8 I Qh - 4, 5, LB C.P.- be alert for Gap Call vs Gap 8 QG = LB, 2, + C.P.- vs’ 80 block will LB l C +0, 1, 2, LB can slip "1" or "2" Tech \ SG - P.S.G, ST - P.S.G. I Y = PSG. i: 2 - Cross Field 1/3 | FB - Open step - sprint to pitch relationship TB - Aim at crack of Tackle § break off QT block - run north § south - C.P.~ never | cut back across the ball QB - Open step - locate TB - handoff deep | TB-Run off Tackle's Block | TB-Run off Tackle's etst ™ y AM? x Block | o&os okes fF | Fs mh C.P. = Linemen - Gap block front side, reach block back side C.P. + QT - always veer block C.P. = QG + "1" Call vs Gap 8 C.P, - FB - Double Dive, block "5" Tech C.P, ~ Hug double team - never cross the ball : Zbh fogs ee a ae R27 C.P. - Linemen - Gap block front side, reach block back side C.P. - SG - "1" Call vs Gap 8 C.P, = ST = always veer block C.P, - FB - hug double team - never cross the ball C.P, - TB - double dive, block "Ss" Tech as a ae BACKS’ BASIC ROUTES TIGHT ENDS" (Y) PASS ROUTES Post (67) Corner a Flat & Up curl Cross (14-17 yd) (12-14 ya) * 1 1 1 ' ' , Flat_(-5 ya) P2 TREE 8 Post Post Curl, 6 (6-14 yas) (26-14 Yas) 8-7 (7-12 Yas) out og I I | I I FB 1B. Route #2 0.1. - C.P.- Solid call vs 50 #1 OL. - C.P.- Solid call vs 50 0, Mike #1 0.L. = C.P.- Call use solid call vs strong end drop #2 O.L. ~ C.P.- Call use solid call vs strong end drop Route Route San LB- route- C,P.- automatic solid call vs 54- C.P.- cam get stay call & double read vs 85 Will LB- route - C.P.- Automatic solid call vs 50, 53, 53 Stack- C.P.- double read vs 60 & 80 ean's C.Psx, Sohid Bair ET's BUBLETAB" vs 50-stay call (A or 8)-Q8 keeping back in for extra prot. Dna Stg. vs 54 vs 60 - T.B, Double Read Solid Wk, vs 43 Solid Wk. vs 85 4 Rat prot.) | Double yee . re * Bae ‘Babade * fe SS Pa Route #2 on Line- C,P.- Switch vs ‘50 #1 OL - C.P. = Switch vs 50 0, Will LB #1 - C.P.- if #1 does not come - help ST,TE- C.P.- vs 53 Stack Zone with T. 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OOo CP - B stay on LOS 97 A Flat ‘Corner | me oonoo | CP - A stay on Los 130_Y Seam Piz up Post | a | Sean | No ball] block O Fake Arc for QB | 8 a | CP- QB run if Y covered | 20 yd t B yd CP - A block backside end on any 212 passes (212 Y Up) X Post vp Post Fake Block Wuickly : z 5-6 yd Oo cP - ¥ Block CP - vs 5 Zone or Cloud 7 1001, 1002 Look for ball quickly CP ~ FB block end vs 50 & 80 run pitch are vs 40 § 60 213 Bootleg (A Hide, B Screen Weak) P13 Post Curl aoa coneback MM ya X don't cross C . : 212 ya ee rel? y 5-7 ya Go under LB cP - can run 248 vs SE rush 231_X Comeback = f CP - X run regular comeback vs all coverages except 5 cover 16 yd 213 Y Short Out 17-12 ya r $-6 yd ° ood cP - X run Turkey-vs CP - ¥ block 1001, 1002 5 Cover cP = 2 run up vs § Cover la 230 Y Drag Back of End Zone oO ca ©. @ CP = X run post if in field 86 B Swing Y and Z work across back of end zone Block : O° oOo 600 é mK ‘THe QUARTERBACK CONFIDENCE AND PREPARATION ACRYONLEDGING THE FACT THAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THE ABILITY TO BE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND BEING A QUARTERBACK, THE MOST ESSENTIAL ELEMENT IN DEVELOPING YOURSELF INTO A WINNING QUARTERBACK IS CONFIDENCE. A CLOSE SECOND 15 ~ BEING PREPARED. THE QUARTERBACK MUST BE CONFIDENT IN HIS COACH, CONFIDENT IN HIS OFFENSIVE SCHEME, CONFIDENT THAT HE WILL BE PROTECTED BY HIS OFFENSIVE LINEMEN, THERE- FORE NEVER CONCERNED WITH THE RUSH AND ABOVE ALL CONFIOENT IN HIMSELF AND HIS ABILITY TO READ, AUDIBLE, AND SCORE POINTS, IF A QUARTERBACK 1S NORRIED ABOUT MAKING MISTAKES HE NIL TAKE ANAY FROM HIS OWN NATURAL ABILITY AND CUT DOWW ON HIS EFFECTIVENESS. YOU WILL BE SO CAUTIOUS THAT YOU AIN THE BALL INSTEAD OF JUST STEPPING AND THROWING, A WORRIED QB IS A LOSING Q8, AGAIN, THE QB MUST BE TOTALLY CONFIDENT AND THIS 1S DEFINED BY CONFIDENCE IN HIMSELF, HIS COACH, AND HIS OFFENSIVE TEAMMATES. NEVER CONCERNING HIMSELF WITH PLAYING CAUTIOUSLY: i SMART, YES -- CAUTIOUS, NO, HE WILL THEN GIVE HIS BEST PERFORMANCE AND THE BEST CHANCE FOR HIS TEAM TO SCORE POINTS AND WIN IF HE 1S TOTALLY CONFIDENT. BEING PREPARED IS THE OTHER ESSENTIAL ELEMENT, I BELIEVE THE Q8 MUST BE READY FOR EVERY DEFENSE THE OTHER TEAM HAS EVER SHOWN. FILMS AND MEETINGS ARE A NECESSITY. HE MUST KNOW HIS AUDIBLE VS CERTAIN DEFENSES. HE MUST SEE THE DEFENSE: IN BED FRIDAY NIGHT AND CHECK AWAY FROM IT IN HIS MIND. HE MUST KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO VS ALL SECONDARY COVERAGES, THE QB MUST PLAY ONLY ONE PLAY AT A TIME AND DO HIS JOB ON EACH PLAY. HE NEEDS TO HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE OFFENSE. THIS IS NOT DONE NECESSARILY BY WHAT HE SAYS. HE MUST BE READY FOR BAD WEATHER. HE MUST KNOW IF IT'S RAINING THAT HE'LL SCOOT UP CLOSER JO THE CENTER, STAY IN LONGER WITH THE CENTER, HANDLES THE BALL WITH 2 HANDS, AND BECAUSE HE HAS SUCCESSFULLY THROKN THE WET BALL IN PRACTICE, THE RAIN DOESN'T BOTHER HIM, 1 BELIEVE THE QB MUST PREPARE FOR PRACTICE AS IF IT WERE THE GAME, HE MUST CONCENTRATE ON READING EXACTLY RIGHT, THROWING AND STEPPING CORRECTLY, NEVER FORMING ANY LAZY OR BAD HABITS, THE QB MUST BE MENTALLY EMERSED IN PRACTICE MORE SO THAN ANY OTHER PLAYER. ‘THE FINAL PHASE OF BEING PREPARED IS IN THE 4TH QUARTER WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO WIN. HOW DOES THE QB WiN? THE QB KNOWS THE SITUATION. HE KNOWS THERE IS ONLY 2 MINUTES ON THE CLOCK AND HE'S BEHIND BY 2 POINTS. HE KNOMS HE HAS 78 YARDS TO GO, THE QB'S THINKING MUST NOT BE "OH MY, I'VE GOT TO WIN IT FOR US, I'VE GOT IT ALL ON MY SHOULDERS, I'M THE DETERMINING FACTOR". INSTEAD HE SHOULD BE THINKING ONE PLAY AT A TIME - USE THE CLOCK, READ-STOP AND THROW, DO MY JOB, USE GOOD FORM AND BE AWARE OF THE CLOCK AND DOWN SITUATION. AS I APPROACH FIELD GOAL RANGE DON'T TAKE A LOSS, THROW IT OUT OF BOUNDS. OON'T HANG A POST CORNER WHEN IT'S CLOSE, SAIL IT IN THE STANDS, KICK THE FIELD GOAL AND WIN! PASSING GAME \ QB always read secondary coverage alignment looking fron left to right. 60-70 Series dropback 80's sprint strong 90's sprint weak 100 - 200- 300 level passes are play action passes 100 - on LOS 200 ~ off LOS 300 -,sprint to corner after faking TIMING FOR QB ON DROPBACK PASSES STEPS QB SET PASS THROWN 3 Step Drop +9 Sec. 1.5 Sec. 5 Step Drop 1.5 Sec. 2,5-3.5 Sec. 7 Step Drop 1.9 Sec. 2.5-3.5 Sec. QUARTERBACKS HUDDLE ‘THE HUDDLE SETS THE TEMPO FOR THE PLAY, THE QB SHOULD SPEAK CLEARLY, REFLECT CONFIDENCE, AND LOOK HIS FELLOW OFFENSIVE TEAMMATES IN ‘THE EYE WHILE IN THE HUDDLE. HE CAN TALK TO THEM OCCASSIONALLY BUT NEVER GET TO NHERE HE'S PREACHING TO THEM WHILE IN THE HUDDLE. APPROACH WHETHER THE PLAY CALLED IS A RUN OR PASS AS YOU APPROACH THE CENTER, LOOK AT THE SECONDARY FROM LEFT TO RIGHT TO DETERMINE THE COVERAGE. ‘STANCE FEET SHOULDER WIDTH APART, SLIGHTLY PIGEON TOED, WITH WEIGHT DISTRIBUTED ON INSIDE OF LEGS’ AND FEET. IF RIGHT HANDED, PUT RIGHT HAND UNDER CENTER'S BUTT WITH MIDDLE FINGER (BIG KNUCKLE) IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS CRACK, PRESS HAND FIRMLY AGAINST CENTER'S CROTCH, THIS GIVES THE CENTER A TARGET, IT WILL ALSO MAKE THE QB'S HANDS FOLLOW THE CENTER FORWARD. SPREAD BOTTOM HAND DOWNWARD AT A 90° ANGLE. THIS IS YOUR CATCH HAND. KEEP IT OPEN ALWAYS, AVOIDING JANMED FINGERS. IF THE CENTER SNAPS TOO QUICK OR TO POSSIBLY, GIVE A KEY TO DEFENSIVE LINEMEN. BEND AT THE WAIST NOT AT THE KNEES. ON SNAP OF THE BALL, AVOID FALSE STEPS AND BRING THE BALL TO THE STOMACH, ALWAYS WORKING WITH YOUR ELBOWS IN. D. PROCEDURE 10 SETTING UP_IN THE DROPBACK GANE (7 Step Drop) If righthanded shift 85% of weight to the inside of your left foot prior to the snap of the ball. Oh the command (set) turn left foot so toes on left foot are now pointed toward the sideline. Push off left foot with- out taking a false step, (Imagine your left foot is cemented to the ground). Kick, back with right foot and then immediately bring back the left. These two steps are the most important of the 7 you are taking because you want to get away from the center and confusion of the line blocking. Continue on back (just as if you were running) in a straight Line with your head looking downfield at the read always. Work your arms and elbows as you are going back but Keep elbows in not out as if you were going to elbow someone. The head always looks downfield at the read until the coverage has been determined, Then he picks up the receiver. You are so intent on your read that you are never aware of the Tush. If the route called for a 7 step drop, the QB will stop as his right foot hits on the seventh step. The 6th and 7th step will be shorter. AT, THIS POINT, Feet land shoulder width apart just as if you were going to take a snap from the center. Feet should not land together or all spread out. This will cause the QB to either under stride or over stride. You are now ready to step and throw as the read by now has told you where to throw. Nort IF LEFT HANDED, PUSH OFF WITH RIGHT FOOT, LAND ON LEFT FOOT. TIPS ON THE DROPBACK GAME Two hands on the football. The ball is carried about sternum high. A great asset a passer has is his ability to control his eyes. Quick feet in the dropback game mean balance, good coordination and ability to set up quickly. Make sure you are gathered up or on balance before you start your throw. Get hips and shoulders square before starting the ball forward. Always, step with the lead foot at your target. The arm must act as a whip, not a push rod. Come on off the back foot and follow through just as a baseball pitcher does. Your feet are the key in accurate passing. We yds. Ue yds, ge 7 Toes len | Take Pre-Alignment look to determine coverage 7 Step Drop Primary read FS,’ Secondary read Mike I, Sky Coverage A, True 5-2 two LB drop both ends rush throw off Sam BZ Y B. 53 Defense read Mike: Mike Weak throw off San BZ Y 1. Ball in middle Mike straight back work X to A Dunp 2, Ball on hash Mike straight back (on hash) "B" 2 Y C. 40 read Mike Mike weak throw BZ Y Mike strong throw weak X to A Dump Ball on hash-Mike on hash-hit FB TI, 5 Zone curls adjust to Turkeys' Throw 2, Y off corner TT. 4 Man 2 curt i IV. 6B, 2, ¥ vs 50 | V." 6 Key Mike is 40 ' VI.- Double Stg. 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