The 49ers defense has been arguably the best in the league through the first 5 weeks of the season. They lead the NFL in points allowed, yards allowed…
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There is no better answer for the blitz than a quarterback who knows what he’s doing, and more importantly, knows what the defense is doing. That…
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The NFL is all about matchups, and the goal on either side of the ball is to create as many mismatches as possible. On offense, those players who can…
The best blitz designs dictate to the offense. They show a pressure look, force the offense to set the protection to account for it at the line, and…
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There are many elements to a running game that can make it successful. The use of motion is an often-overlooked factor. However, it’s one that can take…
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There aren’t many route concepts that defensive players and coordinators haven’t seen before. That means the key to great play-calling and game-planning…
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Disguise is an important tool for any defensive coordinator to have in his toolbox. It’s critical, especially at the NFL level, that quarterbacks spend…
There are many ways to stress protection schemes, and double-A-gap pressure looks are a great starting point for doing so.