Pawhuska High School Multiple 4-2-5 Defensive Playbook Black Storm Defense
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Defensive Philosophy • Our Defense is Built on Speed and Pursuit. • Play TEAM Defense • Know Your Assignment • Do Your Assignment • Pursue Relentlessly • Be Great Tacklers • Cause Turnovers • Finish The Play • Make No Excuses
Defensive Philosophy We believe that a great defensive football team is based upon sound defensive philosophy. The coaches and players must believe in it and stick with it. We will not be a great defensive team by changing our philosophy from week to week or at mid-season. You came out for football at Pawhuska High School to play as a winner and be a championship team. No team will reach this goal unless it commits itself to playing tough defense! We believe that our defensive philosophy, if carried out by our coaches and players, will make us the kind of defensive team necessary to reach that goal. Only PLAYERS committed to our philosophy will play. If you have the pride and self-discipline to do that, then you will be part of a great defensive team and will be a proud member of the huskie defense. To be a part of the huskie defense you must take pride in knowing and doing your assignment and playing within the system. To play the aggressive style of attacking defense that we do, each individual defensive player must take pride and commit themselves to always playing full-speed, running and pursuing to the football relentlessly, and must commit themselves to being great tacklers causing turnovers and finishing plays. When each individual on defense commits themselves to this we will then have the caliber of defense that we expect.
Defensive Goals • Hold the other team to 12 or less points. • Cause 4 turnovers per game. • Block one kick per game. • Hold the other team under 200 yards total. • Hold the other team under 125 yards rushing. • Allow less than 3 yards per carry. • Hold the other team under 100 yards passing. • Allow below 50% completion rate. • Have 90% stops on third and long and medium. • Have 50% stops on third and short. • Give the offense the ball on the +50 or better 5 times per game. • Score points on defense or give the offense the ball on the +20 in each game.
Lift hard in the weightroom. Continue getting stronger year round including during the season. Every Defensive Player strive for 2 x BW for squat, 1 x BW for Power Clean, and 1.5 x BW for Bench. Speed work. Continue getting faster year round including during the season. DL should strive to be 4.99 or less, LB should be 4.89 or less, DB should be 4.79 or less. Defensive Goals Continued
O O O O O O O D C B A A B C D Defensive Alignment O O O O O O O 8 8 9 9 7 7 3 2i 3 4i 5 2i 5 4i 1 1 6 4 4 2 0 2 6 Defensive Gaps
Keys to hitting: Coming to balance decelerate, know how, shorten stride, chatter feet, sink hips to lower your center of gravity, flat back, head and eyes up. Using same shoulder and same foot on contact. This allows you to have something to drive through your tackle. Accelerate through the contact. Great hitters drive there feet through the contact. Put your eyes on the ball carrier. Leverage is also important. Try to get lower than who you are taking on. Strike up through the man. Don’t get your base too wide. No wider than shoulder width apart. Wrap up always. When wrapping up the legs roll after you wrap. Hitting
Defensive Positions P- (Penetrator) Interior Defensive Linemen whose job is to penetrate and disrupt the play. A Penetrator must NEVER GET BLOWN BACK. B- (Bandit Linebacker) Plays on the outside of the offensive formation. Their job is to read and attack the offense keeping contain. M- (Middle Linebacker) Plays in the middle of the defense on and off the line. Reads and attacks the offense. Must be able to stand up and run on defense as well as step down to a nose guard position to penetrate and disrupt. S- (Sam Linebacker) Plays on the strong side of the offense he is expected to be the best reader. $- (Dawg Safety) Plays in the secondary and in the linebacker core. Must be able to cover the pass as a DB and step up to play linebacker. F- (Free Safety) Primary job is pass first. Plays centerfield. Must be a great reader and a sure tackler. Expected to run the alleys on run plays. C- (Cornerbacks) Primary job is to cover the pass first. Must be able to cover man or zone and be able to help with secondary contain on the run.
Pre-Snap Movement and Shifting Pre-snap Movement: This is very important to our style of play. It consists of misaligning or faking a stunt then right before the snap moving into your proper alignment. This is something that must be continually worked on. The more movement we can give the offense before the snap the more confused they will be on their blocking assignments. Shifting: This is done by showing one defensive front or another then just before the the snap a signal “HUSKIE” is given then the defense shifts to the new front.
Defensive Fronts • BASE (4-2-5) Bunch, Squeeze, Stack, Under, Over • COBRA (4-2-5 Monster) • BEAR (46) Tilt • BULL (5-1-5) Tilt • BUFFALO (5-1-5) • OKIE (3-3-5) Bunch, Tilt • PANTHER (3-1-7) Tilt • GATOR (4-3-4) Bunch • EAGLE (5-2-4) Bunch • TIGER (3-2-6) Bunch, Tilt • RHINO (6-2-3)
4-2-5 Defense: BASE RB FB QB Z X TE X P B P B C C S M $ $ F
4-2-5 Defense: BASE - BUNCH RB FB QB Z X TE X B P B P C C S M $ $ F
4-2-5 Defense: BASE - SQUEEZE RB FB QB Z X TE X P B B P C C M S $ $ F
4-2-5 Defense: BASE - STACK RB FB QB Z X TE X P B P B C C S $ M $ F
4-2-5 Defense: BASE - UNDER RB FB QB Z X TE X B P P B C C $ M S $ F
4-2-5 Defense: BASE - OVER RB FB QB Z X TE X P B P B C C $ S M F $
4-2-5 Monster Defense: COBRA RB FB QB Z X TE X B P B P C C M S F $ $
46 Defense: BEAR RB FB QB Z X TE X $ P B M B P C C S $ F
46 Defense: BEAR - TILT RB FB QB Z X TE X $ P B M P B C C S $ F
5-1-5 Defense: BULL RB FB QB Z X TE X P B P B M C C $ S $ F
5-1-5 Defense: BULL - TILT RB FB QB Z X TE X P B B P M C C $ S $ F
5-1-5 Defense: BUFFALO RB FB QB Z X TE X M P B P B C C $ S F $
3-5 Defense: OKIE RB FB QB Z X TE X P P M C C B B $ S $ F
3-5 Defense: OKIE - BUNCH RB FB QB Z X TE X P M P C C B B $ $ S F
3-5 Defense: OKIE - TILT RB FB QB Z X TE X P P M C C B B $ $ S F
3-1-7 Defense: PANTHER QB RB FB TE X Z X P P M C C B B S $ $ F
3-1-7 Defense: PANTHER - TILT QB RB FB TE X Z X P P M C C B B S $ $ F
4-3 Defense: GATOR RB FB QB Z X TE X P P B B C C M $ S $ F
4-3 Defense: GATOR - BUNCH RB FB QB Z X TE X P B P B C C M S $ $ F
5-2 Defense: EAGLE RB FB QB Z X TE X P B M B P C C S $ $ F
5-2 Defense: EAGLE - BUNCH RB FB QB Z X TE X P B M B P C C S $ $ F
3-4 Defense: TIGER RB FB QB Z X TE X P P M C C B B S $ $ F
3-4 Defense: TIGER - BUNCH RB FB QB TE X X Z P M P C C B B S $ $ F
3-4 Defense: TIGER - TILT RB FB QB Z X TE X P P M C C B B S $ $ F
6-2-3 Defense: RHINO RB FB QB Z X TE X P P B B M S C C $ $ F
Line Stunts • Jump: Penetrator away from the called side jumps to the called side B Gap. If there is a nose guard the call goes to the Nose. • Cut: the Defensive Linemen are to cut the offensive linemen. • Slant: The Defensive Linemen Line up head up and slant strong or weak. • PSYCHO: The Penetrator and the Bandit Rush hard through their Gap without worrying about the blocker trying to find the ball. • Tilt: Move the Penetrator to 4i tilts. • Jet: the Defensive Linemen Move Head up and All rush the outside gap. Or half go on a strong or weak call. • Pinch: The Defensive Linemen move head up and all rush the inside gap. Or half go on a strong or weak call.
Line Stunts Continued • Bunch: Penetrator move to double 1’s without a Nose guard. Penetrator move to double 3’s with a Nose Guard. • Bump: Moves the Bandit inside one Gap. Example from a 9 to a 7. • Stack: Move the Penetrator to 2 techniques. • TIE: Twist with the Bandit and the Penetrator on his Side the Penetrator goes first the Bandit loops around him. • EAT: Twist with the Bandit and the Penetrator on his Side the Bandit goes first the Penetrator loops around him. • Slide: Slides everyone on the defensive line over one gap. • Bandit Screw: Bandit locks up man to man on TE. • Spy: Bandit on Penetrator engage linemen in front of them then drop to replace blitzing Linebacker taking away QB throwing lane. • Shield: Bandits drop into coverage hook curl to flat. • Ghost: Called LB or DB lines up in Gap outside of blitz on the line and DL lines up in the gap to be blitzed. On cadence the LB floats back out of the the line (Blitz Fake Back Out) and DL moves towards the vacated gap and hits it. The LB then on the snap hits the called blitz gap.
Linebacker Calls • Sam, Mike, Will – A-B-C-D: Called player blitzes the called hole. If no hole is called player blitzes a gap insuring not to put two players into the same gap. • Slam: all players in the linebacker positions that have someone outside of them blitz. • Lightning: all players in the linebacker positions that don’t have anyone outside of them blitz. • Ambush: all players in the linebacker position blitz. • Dawg: Players read key and blitz at his movement. • Jump: When the Mike is at Nose Guard he jumps either to the strong or weak B Gap. • Ghost: Called LB or DB lines up in Gap outside of blitz on the line and DL lines up in the gap to be blitzed. On cadence the LB floats back out of the the line (Blitz Fake Back Out) and DL moves towards the vacated gap and hits it. The LB then on the snap hits the called blitz gap. • Wave: Called Strong or Weak. All Linebackers on the called side Blitz.
Defensive Back Stunts • Fire, Shoot, A-B-C-D: Called player blitzes the called gap. • Cocky (Strong), Crazy (Weak): Called Corner blitzes the outside. • Hammer: All Safeties Blitz. • Gotcha: Both Corners Blitz. • Invert: CB and $’s Trade Positions and Assignments. • Cathy: CB line up and show tight man then bail out right before the snap. • Bar: Safeties and corners line up 7 yards deep to disguise the coverage moving into coverage assignments upon the snap. • Ghost: Called LB or DB lines up in Gap outside of blitz on the line and DL lines up in the gap to be blitzed. On cadence the LB floats back out of the the line (Blitz Fake Back Out) and DL moves towards the vacated gap and hits it. The LB then on the snap hits the called blitz gap.
Base : Will B RB FB QB Z X TE X P P B B C C S M $ $ F
Base : Sam A RB FB QB Z X TE X P P B B C C $ M S $ F
Base : Mike B RB FB QB Z X TE X P B P B C C S M $ $ F
Base 0 : Ambush RB FB QB Z X TE X P P B B C C $ M S $ F
Base: Slant Weak Cocky RB FB QB Z X TE X B B P P C C M S $ $ F
Base : Slant Strong Crazy RB FB QB Z X TE X P B B P C C S M $ $ F
Base : Shoot A RB FB QB Z X TE X B P P B C C $ S M $ F
Base: Lightning RB FB QB Z X TE X P P B B C C $ $ S M F
Base : Gotcha RB FB QB Z X TE X P P B C B C S M $ $ F