The Gap-Man Pressure Football Defense
Index
1
10-1, 8, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26,
27, 45, 46, 56, 81, 101

2
2-on-1, 53, 60, 61, 62, 87
2-on-1 drill, 53
2-point stance, 27

3
3 deep, 12, 23
3 technique, 27, 81
3-point stance, 23

4
4-2 dime, 11
4-2 Dime, 11
4-3, 10, 16, 17, 20
4-4, 12, 97
46, 8, 16, 27, 28, 101
4-point stance, 29, 50, 85

5
5-2, 11, 12, 16, 25, 52, 97

6
60, 8, 15, 16, 19, 23, 24, 101
6-1, 23
6-5, 8, 16, 25, 26, 47, 48, 101

7
7 Diamond, 15
7-Technique, 57
7-technique/man drill, 57

A
A gap, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 29, 49, 67,
68, 86, 94
Ace, 30, 31, 87
adjusting, 9, 67, 85
Adjusting, 9, 67, 85
administration, 9
aggressive, 10, 14, 18, 24, 27, 50, 51,
56, 86
Aggressive, 10, 18, 24, 27, 50, 51
Air, 17, 21, 22, 45, 79, 101
Air Force, 15, 79
Aldrich, John, F., 101
Alignment, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27,
28, 29, 58, 60, 61, 62
area of responsibility, 24
Assignment, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 45
athletes, 8, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 22, 79, 82
Athletes, 8, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 22, 79,
82
athleticism, 8, 9, 18
Athleticism, 8, 9, 18

B
B gap, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31,
48, 49, 79, 80, 81
Backers, 22
backfield, 15, 22, 24, 26, 31, 45, 49, 51,
53, 54, 56, 64, 65, 69, 79, 82, 87
Backfield, 15, 22, 24, 26, 45, 51, 53, 56,
69, 79, 82, 87
backside, 15, 47, 68, 69, 80, 81, 82
Backside, 15, 47, 68, 80, 81, 82
Bail, 46, 48, 66, 86, 99
ball on a stick, 50
Ball on a stick, 50
ball on line, 87, 98
Ball on line, 87, 98
bear crawl, 16, 20, 22, 53, 54
Bear crawl, 16, 20, 22, 53, 54
Belly, 69, 76
best on best, 10
Best on best, 10
blitz, 48, 65, 67, 85
Blitz, 48, 67, 85
block, 11, 22, 27, 45, 52, 56, 57, 63, 64,
66, 68, 69, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 87, 97, 98
Block, 11, 22, 45, 48, 52, 57, 63, 66,
68, 69, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 87, 89, 93,
97, 98
boot, 51, 55, 82, 85
Boot, 51, 55, 82, 85
box, 22, 31, 67, 79, 97, 99
Box, 22, 67, 79, 97
Buck Sweep, 51, 68, 71
bump-man, 21, 22, 26, 29, 45, 65
Bump-man, 22, 26, 45

C
C gap, 20, 23, 26, 48, 57, 69
Calande, Steve, 2, 27, 28, 101
Celina, 20, 101
Celina, TX, 20, 101
Center, 20, 23, 26, 29, 47, 86, 94
chasing your tail, 16, 80
Chasing your tail, 16, 80
chip, 47, 50, 79, 87, 98
Chip, 47, 50, 79, 87, 89, 98
Coaching Football’s 46 Defense, 101
Coaching Youth Football, 11, 101
Coaching Youth Football Defense, 101
College, 2, 9
confidence, 59, 98, 99
Confidence, 59, 98, 99
confidence builder, 59
Confidence builder, 59
confusion, 15, 28, 29, 63, 66, 87, 99
Confusion, 15, 28, 29, 63, 87, 99
conservative, 56, 67, 82
Conservative, 56, 67, 82
contact, 50, 53, 57, 58, 60
Contain drill, 60
container, 68
Container, 68
containment, 52, 85
Containment, 52, 85
contrarian, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 97,
98
Contrarian, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 97, 98
Corner, 22, 28, 29, 30, 45, 46, 48, 50,
52, 58, 64, 66, 86, 87
Corners, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 48,
51, 57, 59
Counter, 55, 81, 85, 87, 90, 91
Counter/Keep, 87, 90
cover, 8, 11, 21, 23, 26, 27, 48, 50, 56,
58, 65, 66, 69, 79, 81, 82, 85, 94
Cover, 10, 11, 16, 23, 26, 27, 48, 56,
58, 66, 69, 79, 81, 85, 94
coverage, 9, 11, 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 45,
50, 51, 66, 80, 81, 85, 87, 97
Coverage, 9, 22, 23, 27, 45, 50, 51, 66,
80, 81, 85, 87
crasher, 68
Crasher, 68
cross lead, 11
Cross lead, 11
cutback, 27, 56, 69, 80, 81, 82
Cutback, 27, 56, 80, 81, 82

D
Deep 3-4, 48, 67
deep zone, 27, 50
Deep zone, 50
Defensing the Delaware Wing-T, 23,
101
defensive back, 14
defensive coordinator, 10, 61
Defensive Coordinator, 10, 61
defensive line, 53, 64, 79
Defensive line, 53
Deuce, 30, 80
Dig, 48, 49, 63, 64
dive, 11, 21, 51, 68, 79, 80, 81, 97
Dive, 11, 51, 68, 79, 80, 97
Do your job, 60, 99
Do Your Job, 31, 60, 99
Double Wing, 2, 24, 94
Down, 52, 53, 57, 63, 68, 73, 80
down Block, 20, 26, 27, 45, 53, 68, 69,
80, 97
Down Block, 20, 26, 27, 45, 52, 53, 68,
69, 80, 97
down combo, 80
Down-Option, 68
drills, 8, 21, 25, 45, 50, 51, 55, 59, 60,
61, 62, 98, 99
Drills, 8, 50, 51, 53, 54, 59, 60, 61, 62,
98, 99

E
email, 2, 99, 100
EMLOS, 29, 54
Empty, 12, 13, 30
empty set, 11
Empty set, 11
End, 23, 29, 30, 49, 51, 54, 56, 59, 64,
65, 68, 69, 80, 86, 87, 98
Ends, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 45, 48,
50, 51, 54, 55, 58, 60, 64, 67, 69, 85,
86, 87, 97, 98
Estill County, KY, 2, 101
Even Pressure Defense, 1
execute, 10, 11, 14, 53
Execute, 10, 11, 14, 53

F
Findlay, OH, 101
fire, 16, 20, 22, 45, 48, 49, 50, 53, 56,
66, 67, 80, 81, 85
Fire, 20, 22, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 56, 66,
67, 80, 81, 85
fly, 23, 50, 51, 60, 68, 81
Forbidden Territory Drill, 52
Ford, Butch, 20
Fred, 10, 27, 29, 30, 31, 45, 46, 50, 58,
60, 63, 64, 65, 67, 80, 85, 87
Free, 20, 21, 26, 29, 30, 31, 48, 60
free safety, 20, 21, 26, 29
Free safety, 20, 21, 26, 29
Freeze, 31, 79, 80, 83, 84, 85
freshmen, 14, 85
Freshmen, 14
Full Go, 86, 93
fullback, 68, 79, 80, 81, 98
Fullback, 68, 79, 81, 98

G
G.A. Moore, 20
GAM, 11, 17, 19, 21, 22, 25, 27, 31,
45, 46, 48, 63, 79
game breaker athlete, 25
Game breaker athlete, 25
Gap 8, 15
gap fire technique, 21
Gap-Air-Mirror, 8, 11, 17, 19, 21, 79,
101
Gap-Air-Mirror Defense for Youth
Football, 79, 101
Gap-On-Down, 63
Get Off, 60, 61, 62
Go, 48, 52, 56, 59, 63, 86, 93, 99
goalline, 67, 100
Goalline, 16, 67, 100
graphic, 10, 15, 23, 64, 81, 86
Graphic, 10, 15, 81
Guard, 23, 27, 52, 56, 58, 60, 61, 62,
64, 80, 81, 82, 86, 98
guard read, 94, 98
Guard read, 81, 82, 94, 98
H
halfback, 68, 69, 94
Halfback, 68, 69, 94
halftime, 18
Halftime, 18
High School, 2, 9, 20, 101
hips to sky, 50
Hips to sky, 50
Hite, Cliff, 101
Hugh Wyatt, 2, 61, 62, 101

I
ideology, 10, 15
Ideology, 10, 15
individual, 59, 99
Individual, 61, 62
Influence, 47
initial charge, 60
Initial charge, 60
inside release, 21, 22, 45, 52
Inside release, 21, 22, 45, 52
isolation, 14, 22, 51
Isolation, 14, 22

J
Jones, Mike, 101
Jump through block, 48
Jump Through Block, 48
Junior High, 2, 9, 27, 101

K
keep, 18, 51, 53, 63, 69, 79, 80, 81, 85,
86, 87, 98
Keeper, 98
Kenig, Bob, 2, 23
kick-out, 54, 55, 67, 68, 69, 87
Kick-out, 54, 55, 67, 68, 69, 87, 97
KISS, 97
knife, 26
Kutztown, PA, 101

L
lead, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 22, 51, 68, 81,
97
Lead, 14, 18, 21, 68, 81, 97
leverage, 53, 56, 81, 82, 86
Leverage, 53, 56, 81, 82
Lightning, 65, 66
linebackers, 9, 10, 12, 16, 20, 22, 23,
27, 28, 31, 51, 52, 56, 57, 58, 63, 67,
68, 79, 81, 87, 94, 98
Linebackers, 9, 10, 12, 16, 22, 23, 24,
27, 28, 51, 52, 56, 57, 58, 59, 63, 68,
94, 97, 98
Live, 59, 60, 61, 62, 99
Look-in, 46, 66
Look-In, 46, 66, 99
loop, 20
Loop, 20, 81
Lower Cape May, NJ, 101
loyalty, 9
Loyalty, 9
Lumpkin, Hugh, 2

M
main threat, 66
Main threat, 66
man-on, 11, 16, 26, 30, 31, 50
Man-on, 11, 16, 26, 50
match up, 10, 21
Match up, 10, 21
McAdams,  Rusty, 2
McAdams, Rachel, 2
Miami Hurricanes, 16
Mike, 2, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29,
30, 31, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 58, 65, 67,
68, 69, 80, 81, 82, 86, 87, 89, 92, 93,
94, 99, 101
misdirection, 12, 14, 15, 55, 68, 94, 97
Misdirection, 12, 14, 15, 55, 68, 94, 97
Moore, G.A., 20

N
NFL, 14, 67
Nickel, 12
non-agile, 23
Non-agile, 23
non-athlete, 17
Non-athlete, 17
non-tackling, 17, 18, 23, 24
Non-tackling, 17, 18, 23, 24
Nose, 20, 25, 26, 27, 29, 45, 58, 80, 85,
86

O
off tackle, 10, 11, 20, 21, 22, 24, 47, 68
Off tackle, 10, 11, 20, 21, 22, 24, 47, 68
offensive coordinator, 10
Offensive coordinator, 10
offensive line, 15, 21, 23, 24, 50, 52,
53, 64, 85, 86, 98
Offensive line, 15, 21, 23, 24, 50, 85
one-back, 67, 87
opposing coach, 14, 16, 81
Opposing coach, 14, 16, 81
option, 12, 15, 22, 47, 68, 69, 70, 79,
80, 81, 82, 85, 87, 97, 98
Option, 12, 15, 47, 61, 62, 68, 69, 70,
79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 87, 89, 97, 98
outside, 10, 13, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25,
26, 27, 45, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54,
55, 56, 58, 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 79, 80,
81, 82, 85
Outside, 10, 13, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27,
29, 45, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55,
56, 58, 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 80, 81, 82, 85
outside linebacker, 23, 79, 81
Outside linebacker, 23, 81
Overview, 8, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 45, 68,
79, 85

P
parents, 9
Parents, 9
Parker, Gloria, 2
pass, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27,
45, 56, 57, 59, 65, 66, 67, 68, 81, 82,
85, 86, 88, 97
Pass, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 21, 22, 27, 45,
48, 53, 54, 57, 59, 60, 65, 66, 67, 68,
82, 85, 88, 97
pass drop, 85
pass rushers, 97
Pass rushers, 97
passer, 11, 13, 20, 26, 85, 87
Passer, 11, 13, 20, 26, 85, 87
passing, 9, 11, 12, 14, 26, 27, 46, 66,
82, 85, 86, 87, 97, 98
Passing, 9, 11, 12, 14, 26, 27, 46, 61,
62, 66, 82, 85, 87, 97, 98
Peel, 92, 93, 99
penetrater, 26, 66
Penetrater, 66
penetration, 52, 60, 67, 68
Penetration, 52, 60, 67, 68
personnel, 8, 10, 11, 16, 19, 24, 45, 51,
100
Personnel, 8, 10, 11, 16, 24, 45, 51, 100
phone, 15
pick opportunities, 66
Pick opportunities, 66
pinch, 26
pitchman, 79, 81, 98
Pitchman, 79, 81, 98
play script, 13
Play script, 13
playoff, 18
Playoff, 18
playside, 15, 79, 80, 81
Playside, 15, 79, 80, 81, 82
point of attack, 10, 19, 68
Point of attack, 10, 19, 68
Power, 16, 68, 72, 101
Power Passion and Glory, 101
Practice Schedule, 61, 62
pre-snap, 46, 80
Pre-snap, 46
pressure, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 20,
24, 26, 27, 45, 46, 53, 59, 65, 67, 68,
79, 86, 87, 88, 97, 98
Pressure, 1, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16,
20, 24, 26, 27, 45, 46, 53, 59, 65, 67,
68, 79, 86, 87, 88, 92, 93, 97, 98
pressuring, 85, 88
primary force, 26
Primary force, 26
progression, 30, 50
Progression, 50
puller, 27, 69
Puller, 27, 69
punctuality, 61
Punctuality, 61
pursuit, 10, 22, 82
Pursuit, 10, 22, 82

Q
quarter coverage, 23
Quarter coverage, 23
quarterback, 11, 14, 15, 26, 51, 55, 56,
69, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 87, 88, 97, 98
Quarterback, 14, 15, 26, 51, 56, 85, 87,
98
Quick Fade, 46
Quick Pitch, 46, 55, 56, 64, 66, 77, 98

R
Ratledge, Kenny, 101
reach Block, 27, 80
Reach Block, 27, 80
receiver, 14, 16, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 30,
45, 48, 52, 53, 66, 67, 82, 86, 88
Receiver, 14, 16, 20, 21, 22, 27, 45, 48,
52, 53, 66, 67, 82
Red Sea, 52, 69
Reed, John T., 2, 9, 11, 21, 79
responsibility, 11, 22, 24, 79, 80, 81
Responsibility, 11, 22, 24, 79, 80, 81,
82
reverse, 14, 15, 21, 22, 51, 55, 82
Reverse, 21, 22, 51, 55, 82
Ryan, Rex, 101

S
Safer & Surer Tackling, 101
Safety, 20, 21, 26, 29, 69, 79, 80
Sam, 20, 27, 28, 29, 30, 45, 46, 47, 50,
51, 57, 58, 59, 65, 66, 68, 79, 80, 81,
82, 87
scheme, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,
18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 31,
45, 50, 60, 61, 64, 68, 79, 85, 87, 88,
94, 97, 98
Scheme, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16,
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 45,
50, 61, 68, 79, 87, 88, 94, 97, 98
Scoop Combo, 80
scout team, 8, 16, 98
Scout team, 8, 16, 98
scouting, 8, 15
Scouting, 8, 69, 97
seal, 54, 56, 81, 82
Seal, 54, 55, 56, 81, 82
single layer defense, 16
Single layer defense, 16
Single Wing, 19, 94, 95, 98
slot, 30, 31, 58, 60, 79, 80, 81, 82
Slot, 58, 60, 80, 81, 82
slow play, 80, 81, 82, 87
Slow play, 80, 81, 82, 87
Sniper, 28, 29, 30, 45, 46, 47, 50, 51,
57, 58, 59, 64, 65, 66, 69, 86, 87
Special, 13, 20, 27, 29, 30, 31, 38, 46,
48, 49, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 68, 69,
71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 83,
84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 90, 91, 93, 99, 101
squeeze off tackle, 22
Squeeze off tackle, 22
State champion, 17
State Champion, 17, 20
statistics, 9, 11, 70
Statistics, 9, 11, 70
stone, 26, 47, 64, 65, 66
Stone, 26, 47, 64, 65, 66, 68, 98
Stone technique, 47, 65
strategy, 10
Strategy, 10
strength on strength, 10, 11, 14, 45
Strength on strength, 10, 11, 14, 45
strong, 10, 18, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30
Strong, 10, 18, 20, 21, 26, 29
studs, 11, 50
Studs, 11, 50
sweep, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 28, 45,
49, 51, 55, 60, 68, 69, 70, 87, 97
Sweep, 14, 19, 21, 22, 28, 45, 51, 54,
55, 60, 68, 71, 87, 97

T
Tackle, 20, 23, 25, 29, 47, 54, 55, 58,
61, 62, 63, 64, 80, 81, 85, 86, 89, 94
tackling, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 50,
51, 61, 62, 79, 87
Tackling, 8, 9, 16, 24, 50, 61, 62, 79,
87
Tank, 29, 47, 48, 49, 63, 71, 72, 73, 74,
75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 83, 84, 85, 86,
87, 89, 90, 91, 97, 99
TE, 11, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 45,
46, 47, 57, 58, 60, 65, 66, 68, 81
Team, 2, 53, 60, 61, 62, 97, 99
The Attacking 60 Defense, 23
The Seven-Man Line, 101
Tiger, 24, 48, 49, 63, 64, 67, 99
Tight End, 20, 23
touchdown, 9, 18, 55, 56, 69, 86, 88
Touchdown, 9, 56, 69, 86, 88
Trap, 51, 68, 69, 74, 78
Triangle Drill, 57, 60
tunnel-vision, 51
Tunnel-vision, 51
turnovers, 18
Turnovers, 17, 18
Tzu, Sun, 23

V
vanilla, 18, 85, 87, 97, 98
Vanilla, 18, 85, 87, 97, 98
varsity, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 59
Varsity, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 59
vertical, 10
Vertical, 10

W
Waggle, 51, 69, 75
weak, 8, 10, 12, 16, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31,
45, 99
Weak, 10, 12, 16, 25, 26, 29, 45, 46,
64, 99
Will, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 45,
46, 47, 48, 50, 58, 60, 65, 67, 68, 69,
80, 81, 82, 86, 87, 93, 97
Williams, Bill, 25
Wing technique, 65, 98
Wing-T, 8, 17, 23, 51, 55, 61, 62, 68,
69, 70, 79, 94, 96, 98, 101
Wishbone, 12, 13, 55
wrong shoulder, 26
Wrong shoulder, 26
Wyatt, Hugh, 2, 61, 62, 101

Y
Youth, 8, 9, 11, 13, 17, 21, 79, 101