CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES IN DEFENDING THE WING T. UNDERSTANDING THE WING-T IT IS A FOUR BACK OFFENSE IT IS SERIES ORIENTED; EACH SERIES HAS: OUTSIDE PLAY OFF TACKLE PLAY INSIDE PLAY PLAY ACTION PASS (TO FLOW, AWAY FROM FLOW MULTIPLE FORMATIONS ABUNDANCE OF OPTION GAMES.
OF THE 4 TRADITIONAL KEYS: WING/SLOT, FULLBACK, HALFBACK, LINE
IF YOU HAVE ONE WITH NO FALSE KEYS (OR VERY FEW), USE THAT PARTICULAR KEY UNTIL THEY MAKE YOU GET OFF IT
“Wing-t teams have traditionally had a great deal of difficulty attacking these defensive spacings because they have elected to stay in traditional wing formations with a tight end wingback on one side and a split end diveback on the other side. By doing this, offensive coaches are playing right into the defensive coaches hands. Why? Because the free safety favors the tight end side so that he can cover the tight end when the defense elects to blitz. As soon as the tight end blocks the free safety is in the run support and tile offensive coach has created another linebacker. The corner is also rolled up to the tight end wingback side and he is assigned to cover the wingback when they blitz. When the wingback blocks another additional linebacker has been created. By now the offense is hopelessly outnumbered but many coaches stubbornly continue to try to force the bucksweep and other tight end wingback plays into bad numbers.”-DENNIS CREEHAN