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Defending the Spread

Run Fits

  1. Zero the Mike (Belly-Key)
  2. Using Natural Gap Exchanges in Your Front Seven
  3.  Line Twists to Combat Heavy Zone Teams
  4. Defending the Zone Read
  5. Defending the Power Read
  6. Defending Split Zone
  7. 5 Tips for Defending Spread Option Teams
  8. Defending BAsh (“Back Away”) Concepts
  9. Defending 20p Two-Back Power

Clinic Notes/Defensive Structure/Special Coverages

  1. Structuring Your Defense – The Front
  2. Creating Cover Downs and Overhangs
  3. Saban’s Rip/Liz (Match Cov. 3) & How it Applies to Quarters
  4. Defending the Air Raid with “Steal” Coverage
  5. “Read” Coverage (20p Field Robber)
  6. Red Zone and Goal Line Coverages (Quarters)
  7. Don Brown (Univ. of Michigan) Lone Star Clinic Notes
  8. THSCA Football Lecture – Kirby Smart’s Defensive Evolution (2018)

Quick or “Pop” Motions

  1. Defending Jet Motion
  2. Defending A-Behind and Flare Motion

Defending Spread Formations (10 Pers.)

  1. Defending 10p 2×2 Pistol
  2. Defending Stack and Bunch Sets
  3. Defending Trips/Empty:
    1. Why You Should Run an Under Front to 3×1 Sets
    2. Defending Trips — Fitting the Run
    3. Top Trips Coverages Explained
    4. Specific Split Field Trips Coverages:
      1. Defending Trips with Stress Coverage
      2. Defending Trips with Special Coverage
      3. Defending 3×1 Formations with Solo Coverage
    5. Defending Empty and Quads
  4. Defending 11 Personnel (Pro Spread)
  5. Defending the Spread’s Top Unbalanced Sets

3-4/3-Down Dime Resources

  1. The Okie Front
  2. Defending Modern Spread from Okie
  3. Baylor vs Boise (2016) – How a hybrid 3-4 defends a multiple Pro Spread offense
  4. Defending 11p from a 3-4
  5. The Tite Front (303/404)
  6. How Offenses Will Attack the Tite Front (2017/2018 Texas Longhorns)
  7. The Katy HS (TX) Hybrid 3-4
  8. Running a 3-Down 3-Safety Dime as Your Base
  9. MQ’s Simple 3-Down Dime Package
  10. 3rd Down Calls From a 3-4

Defending RPOs ::

  1. RPO Stop Calls
  2. Using Split-Field Coverage to Counteract RPO & Check-With-Me Offenses

Defending Formations/Personnel Groups

  1. Defending single-width or “nub” formations
  2. 12 Personnel (Ace/Ace Trey)
  3. 20 Personnel — Over vs Under (Setting the Strength)
  4. How Don Brown (DC – Michigan) Defends 11/20p 2-Back
  5. 21 Personnel (Defending Power Football From a Hybrid Defense)
  6. 30 Personnel
  7. Defending the Wing-T

Stop Calls/Pressures/Blitzes

  1. 5 Tips for Developing a Blitz
  2. How to Packaging Blitz Calls
  3. Building a Better Zone Blitz
  4. Blitzing the Formation (BTF)
  5. Run Down Stop Calls
  6. Dog Check (Single-Dog Pressure)
  7. Attacking Empty/Quads
  8. 5 Tips For Blitzing From The Secondary

Quarters Pedagogy and Drill Tapes

  1. MQ’s DB Resource Page
  2. Teaching the Safeties
  3. Teaching the Corners
  4. Daily Musts for DBs
  5. Match Quarters Pass Distributions
  6. LB Philosophy and Fundamentals

Analytics/Install/Opponent Breakdowns/Practice/Self-Scout

  1. Four Day Install Plan for a 4-2-5
  2. Down & Distance Data
  3. Breaking Down an Opponent
  4. Breaking Down the Run
  5. Breaking Down the Pass
  6. Building a Hit Chart
  7. Weekly Schedule (Practice Plan)
  8. 5 Cut-ups to Improve Your Self-Scout
  9. Throw Out the Stats – “What really is a “good” defense?”

 

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15 thoughts on “MQ’s Link Book | #ArtofX”

  1. Coach A, keep up the good work. Lots of your resources helped me out this year. I was wondering, do you have a link that defines the terms you use (cut, push, late push, etc.)

    Thanks again Coach.

  2. This page is absolutely fantastic! Great information here, some info confirms what I know and more importantly reading up on new ways to defend different offenses. Great website.

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