MQ Chess Match Ep. 9 – Packers vs 49ers (NFC CG)

In this episode of MQ Chess Match, Coach A. breaks down the NFC Championship game between the Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense versus the 49ers defense. Though Rodgers had a decent game on paper (31/39 330+ & 2/2), the ‘9ers were able to keep him relatively in check. Most understand the dominance of the 49ers’ front line, but the ability to manipulate coverage helped them in the game as well. Coach A. goes over each sack (3) and interception (2) thrown in the game.

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MQ Chess Match Ep. 8 – Seattle vs LAR (Rams Sack Tape)

In this episode of MQ Chess Match, Coach A. takes a look at the second matchup in ’19 between the Seahawks and the Rams. In this particular game, the Rams were able to accumulate 5 sacks on the night. Coach A. goes through the sack tape and breaks down how each sack was created. Best practices in pressure fronts were definitely used by the Rams. It also helps to have a dominant presence in Aaron Donald.



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Go deeper than just X’s and O’s. Have a philosophy.

MQ’s books are available on Amazon and Kindle:

Cautious Aggression: Defending Modern Football

Hybrids: The Making of a Modern Defense

Match Quarters: A Modern Guidebook to Split-Field Coverages

Breaking Down Your Offensive Opponent

As always, support the site by following me on Twitter (@The_Coach_A) and spreading the word to your coaching friends by liking and retweeting the articles you read (even sharing them via Facebook and LinkedIn).

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions through the site’s CONTACT page or through my DM on Twitter. I enjoy speaking with you guys (iron sharpens iron).

– Coach A. | #ArtofX

MQ Chess Match Ep. 7 – Steelers vs Cardinals (Attacking 3rd Down)

In this episode of MQ Chess Match, Coach A. illustrates how a simple Overload Front can pay dividends when a defense has two great edge rushers. The Steelers 2019 defense was 3rd overall in DDVOA and had the #1 ranked DE in TJ Watt according to PFF. Though the Cards weren’ the most efficient offense in the NFL, they were fun to watch. Pittsburgh held Arizona to 4/11 on 3rd Down. This episode shows you how the Steelers used the Overload concept to attack the Cards’ pass-pro and the adjustment to a “drop-8” scheme later in the game and in the Red Zone (which was still effective!).



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Go deeper than just X’s and O’s. Have a philosophy.

MQ’s books are available on Amazon and Kindle:

Cautious Aggression: Defending Modern Football

Hybrids: The Making of a Modern Defense

Match Quarters: A Modern Guidebook to Split-Field Coverages

Breaking Down Your Offensive Opponent

As always, support the site by following me on Twitter (@The_Coach_A) and spreading the word to your coaching friends by liking and retweeting the articles you read (even sharing them via Facebook and LinkedIn).

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions through the site’s CONTACT page or through my DM on Twitter. I enjoy speaking with you guys (iron sharpens iron).

– Coach A. | #ArtofX

MQ Chess Match Ep. 6 – Saints vs Bucs (2019)

In this episode of MQ Chess Match, Coach A. details a 5-man pressure used by the Buccaneers on early downs versus the Saints. Though the Bucs didn’t win the game (beat 34-17), this simple 5-man pressure illustrates how defenses can manipulate pass pro to get a free hitter. 5-man pressures, in particular, are great on early downs because they are usually gap sound. The Trap 2 coverage is also great on early downs where defense is not expecting shot plays.



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© 2020 MatchQuarters.com | Cody Alexander | All rights reserved.


Go deeper than just X’s and O’s. Have a philosophy.

MQ’s books are available on Amazon and Kindle:

Cautious Aggression: Defending Modern Football

Hybrids: The Making of a Modern Defense

Match Quarters: A Modern Guidebook to Split-Field Coverages

Breaking Down Your Offensive Opponent

As always, support the site by following me on Twitter (@The_Coach_A) and spreading the word to your coaching friends by liking and retweeting the articles you read (even sharing them via Facebook and LinkedIn).

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions through the site’s CONTACT page or through my DM on Twitter. I enjoy speaking with you guys (iron sharpens iron).

– Coach A. | #ArtofX

MQ Chess Match Ep. 5 – Kansas City vs Chicago (Tampa 2 Study – ’19)

In this episode of MQ Chess Match, Coach A. breaks down one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL versus one of the better defenses in the league. The Chiefs offense took the NFL by storm, scoring its way to a Super Bowl victory. The Bears finished the 2019 season in the top 10 in DVOA, meaning they were one of the more efficient defenses in the league. One scheme in particular showed up as a major scheme against the Chiefs, Tampa 2. Coach A. illustrates how the Bears used this scheme in an attempt to slow the Chiefs down.



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© 2020 MatchQuarters.com | Cody Alexander | All rights reserved.


Go deeper than just X’s and O’s. Have a philosophy.

MQ’s books are available on Amazon and Kindle:

Cautious Aggression: Defending Modern Football

Hybrids: The Making of a Modern Defense

Match Quarters: A Modern Guidebook to Split-Field Coverages

Breaking Down Your Offensive Opponent

As always, support the site by following me on Twitter (@The_Coach_A) and spreading the word to your coaching friends by liking and retweeting the articles you read (even sharing them via Facebook and LinkedIn).

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions through the site’s CONTACT page or through my DM on Twitter. I enjoy speaking with you guys (iron sharpens iron).

– Coach A. | #ArtofX

MQ Chess Match Ep. 4 – Dallas vs New England (’19)

In this episode of MQ Chess Match, Coach A. breaks down a top NFL matchup. The Cowboys were #2 in ODVOA in 2019. That means they were one of the most efficient offenses in the league in 2019. New England had a historic year on D and finished #1 in DDVOA. Coach breakdown several plays that detail the schematic matchups seen in the game.



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© 2020 MatchQuarters.com | Cody Alexander | All rights reserved.


Go deeper than just X’s and O’s. Have a philosophy.

MQ’s other books are available on Amazon and Kindle:

Cautious Aggression: Defending Modern Football

Hybrids: The Making of a Modern Defense

Match Quarters: A Modern Guidebook to Split-Field Coverages

As always, support the site by following me on Twitter (@The_Coach_A) and spreading the word to your coaching friends by liking and retweeting the articles you read (even sharing them via Facebook and LinkedIn).

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions through the site’s CONTACT page or through my DM on Twitter. I enjoy speaking with you guys (iron sharpens iron).

– Coach A. | #ArtofX

Chess Match Ep. 3 – Titans vs Ravens (Div. Round ’19)

In this episode of MQ Chess Match, Coach A. takes a look at how the Tennessee Titans defended the prolific Lamar Jackson. Coach breaks down three main topics found in the game: man coverage, fitting Slice Read, & Inverted Tampa. Each topic is broken down in several clips. For more clinics like this be sure to subscribe and checkout MQ’s YouTube channel.



© 2020 MatchQuarters.com | Cody Alexander | All rights reserved.


Go deeper than just X’s and O’s. Have a philosophy.

MQ’s books are available on Amazon and Kindle:

Cautious Aggression: Defending Modern Football

Hybrids: The Making of a Modern Defense

Match Quarters: A Modern Guidebook to Split-Field Coverages

Breaking Down Your Offensive Opponent

As always, support the site by following me on Twitter (@The_Coach_A) and spreading the word to your coaching friends by liking and retweeting the articles you read (even sharing them via Facebook and LinkedIn).

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions through the site’s CONTACT page or through my DM on Twitter. I enjoy speaking with you guys (iron sharpens iron).

– Coach A. | #ArtofX

Chess Match Ep. 2 – New England vs Los Angeles (N) [SB ’19]

In this episode of MQ Chess Match, Coach A. takes a look at the now-famous defense used to stop the high-powered LA offense. This 6-1 scheme killed the Rams’ ability to attack the perimeter, essentially killing their wide zone scheme and play-action. Coach details the nuances in the scheme and the techniques used in the secondary to eliminate LA’s offensive prowess.

For more clinics like this be sure to checkout MQ’s YouTube channel.



© 2020 MatchQuarters.com | Cody Alexander | All rights reserved.


Go deeper than just X’s and O’s. Have a philosophy.

MQ’s other books are available on Amazon and Kindle:

Cautious Aggression: Defending Modern Football

Hybrids: The Making of a Modern Defense

Match Quarters: A Modern Guidebook to Split-Field Coverages

As always, support the site by following me on Twitter (@The_Coach_A) and spreading the word to your coaching friends by liking and retweeting the articles you read (even sharing them via Facebook and LinkedIn).

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions through the site’s CONTACT page or through my DM on Twitter. I enjoy speaking with you guys (iron sharpens iron).

– Coach A. | #ArtofX

MQ Chess Match Ep. 1 – 49ers vs Vikings (Divisional Round)

In the pilot episode of MQ Chess Match, Coach A. takes a look at how Minnesota matched up with San Fransisco’s potent offense. Examples of three plays are detailed.

For more clinics like this be sure to checkout MQ’s YouTube channel.



© 2020 MatchQuarters.com | Cody Alexander | All rights reserved.


Go deeper than just X’s and O’s. Have a philosophy.

MQ’s other books are available on Amazon and Kindle:

Cautious Aggression: Defending Modern Football

Hybrids: The Making of a Modern Defense

Match Quarters: A Modern Guidebook to Split-Field Coverages

As always, support the site by following me on Twitter (@The_Coach_A) and spreading the word to your coaching friends by liking and retweeting the articles you read (even sharing them via Facebook and LinkedIn).

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions through the site’s CONTACT page or through my DM on Twitter. I enjoy speaking with you guys (iron sharpens iron).

– Coach A. | #ArtofX