Contents
7 LINEBACKERS.................................................................... 41
Overview.................................................................................................................. 41
Inside Linebackers
.................................................................................................. 41
Sam & Will Linebackers
......................................................................................... 43
8 SAFETIES & CORNERS....................................................... 45
Overview.................................................................................................................. 45
Base Check & Catch Coverage Alignment
..........................................................45
Corner Alignment
.................................................................................................... 45
Safety Alignment
..................................................................................................... 46
9 FRONT VS SPREAD SETS.................................................... 48
Overview................................................................................................................... 48
1-Back Spread Sets.................................................................................................. 48
2-Back Spread Sets.................................................................................................. 50
25/50 Reactions........................................................................................................ 50
Zone-Read................................................................................................................ 51
GT-Read.................................................................................................................... 52
Dart............................................................................................................................ 53
Speed Option............................................................................................................54
Lead Stretch............................................................................................................. 55
Zone-Read Option................................................................................................... 56
10 FRONT VS 2 BACK SETS................................................... 57
Overview................................................................................................................... 57
Outside Linebacker.................................................................................................. 57
1 Tight End Sets....................................................................................................... 58
25/50 Reactions......................................................................................................... 59
Toss Sweep..............................................................................................................  60
Trap............................................................................................................................. 61
Power
.......................................................................................................................... 62
Iso/Lead
..................................................................................................................... 63
Counter
...................................................................................................................... 64
11 STACK ADJUSTMENTS...................................................... 65
Overview................................................................................................................... 65
Option VS 25/50
....................................................................................................... 65
Option VS Stack
....................................................................................................... 66
Linebacker Attack
.................................................................................................... 67
Spread Empty VS Base 25/50 Fronts
..................................................................... 68
Spread Empty VS Stack 25/50 Fronts
.................................................................... 69
12 DEFENDING OPTION OFFENSE......................................... 69
Overview................................................................................................................... 69
3-Back Option
........................................................................................................... 69
                                                                                                                    
SO WHAT NOW!!!
............................................................................................... 103
3-Level Sprintout
................................................................................................... 103
Spread Conclusion
................................................................................................ 104
Play-Action Passing
............................................................................................. 104
GT Pass
....................................................................................................................105
Bootleg Pass
...........................................................................................................105
Option Pass & Dump
.............................................................................................106
Rocket Pass
.............................................................................................................106
Play Action Conclusion
.........................................................................................107
Overall Pass Conclusions
......................................................................................107
16 SLANT/BLITZ....................................................................107
Overview................................................................................................................. 107
Cyclone................................................................................................................... 107
Sam/Will.................................................................................................................. 108
Slant Calls............................................................................................................... 108
25 Slants.................................................................................................................. 109
50 Slants.................................................................................................................. 109
Adjustment/Coverage........................................................................................... 110
Last Warning.......................................................................................................... 112
17 PRACTICE ORGANIZATION............................................ 112
Overview................................................................................................................. 112
Tackle Circuit 15..................................................................................................... 112
Individual DL 15..................................................................................................... 114
Individual LB 15..................................................................................................... 114
Individual DB 15..................................................................................................... 115
Group 1 Front 15..................................................................................................... 115
Group 1 Man/Read 15............................................................................................ 115
Group 2 Zone/Rush 10.......................................................................................... 115
Team 1 Alignment 5............................................................................................... 115
Team 2 Live 15........................................................................................................ 116
Summary.................................................................................................................. 116
18 CONCLUSION................................................................... 117
Sorry For The Rant…............................................................................................ 117
That Said…............................................................................................................. 117
19 BIBLIOGRAPHY............................................................... 118
Books...................................................................................................................... 118
Videos/DVD’s........................................................................................................ 118
Personal Correspondence.................................................................................... 118
20 INDEX............................................................................... 119
The 25/50 Multiple Front Football Defense
Contents......................................................................................................................... 3
Figures............................................................................................................................ 7
1 OVERVIEW.............................................................................. 13
Why Did I Write This?...............................................................................................13
My Other Books..........................................................................................................13
This Book......................................................................................................................13
2 BACKGROUND........................................................................ 14
What Did We Do On Varsity Defense?...................................................................14
1st Variations...............................................................................................................14
More Variations…......................................................................................................15
Another……................................................................................................................15
A Few More Details................................................................................................... 16
Getting Back To Defensive Principles.....................................................................16
The Geniuses...............................................................................................................16
Rocket Science…........................................................................................................17
3 NEW PLAN............................................................................. 18
Conference..................................................................................................................18
Stepping In…..............................................................................................................18
Results.........................................................................................................................18
Personnel.....................................................................................................................19
4 ALIGNMENT OF BASE 25..................................................... 20
Book Order.................................................................................................................. 20
Base Front 7................................................................................................................ 20
Stack Front 7............................................................................................................... 20
Secondary................................................................................................................... 20
Adjustments............................................................................................................... 21
No Confusion............................................................................................................. 21
5 ALIGNMENT OF BASE 50..................................................... 29
A Little Different........................................................................................................ 29
Personnel.................................................................................................................... 29
Stack Front................................................................................................................. 29
6 TACKLES & ENDS................................................................. 37
Overview..................................................................................................................... 37
2i Technique............................................................................................................... 37
Noseguard.................................................................................................................. 39
End-5 Technique........................................................................................................ 39
End-Pinch/Rush......................................................................................................... 40
Split-Bone Option..................................................................................................... 71
Flexbone-Option....................................................................................................... 72
Other Flexbone Plays............................................................................................... 73
Speed Sweep............................................................................................................. 75
2-Back Option Offense............................................................................................ 76
Option Conclusion................................................................................................... 78
13 DEFENDING MISDIRECTION OFFENSE.............................79
Overview.................................................................................................................... 79
Base Wing-T
............................................................................................................. 79
Spread Wing-T
.......................................................................................................... 79
Wing-T Plays
............................................................................................................ 79
Buck Sweep
............................................................................................................... 80
Trap
............................................................................................................................ 81
Waggle
...................................................................................................................... 82
Power
......................................................................................................................... 83
Criss-Cross Counter
................................................................................................ 84
Belly Series
................................................................................................................ 85
Spread Wing-T Plays
............................................................................................... 87
Rocket Sweep
............................................................................................................ 88
Jet Sweep
.................................................................................................................  89
Rocket Belly
.............................................................................................................. 90
Jet/Rocket Trap
......................................................................................................... 91
Jet/Rocket Counter
................................................................................................... 92
Misdirection Conclusion
......................................................................................... 93
14 COVERAGE......................................................................... 93
Overview................................................................................................................... 93
Cloud Coverage
........................................................................................................ 93
Cloud VS Routes
...................................................................................................... 94
Cloud Reasoning
.....................................................................................................  95
Cover 4—Sky Coverage
.........................................................................................  95
Sky Reasoning
.........................................................................................................  97
Combo Coverage
...................................................................................................... 97
Tray Coverage
........................................................................................................... 97
Man Coverage
........................................................................................................... 99
Press Technique
...................................................................................................... 100
15 DEFENDING THE PASS.................................................... 100
Overview.................................................................................................................. 100
Spread Passing
.........................................................................................................100
Middle Screen
.......................................................................................................... 101
Misdirection Screen
................................................................................................ 102
1-Step Passing
......................................................................................................... 102