DEFENSIVE LINE PLAY IN THE 3-4

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Butch Dimovitz
CBC High School
Defensive Coordinator
[email protected]
(314) 985-6100 Ext 4031
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IMPORTANT FOR ANY FOOTBALL PLAYER
◦ Fun, Fun, Fun!
◦ Liability Standpoint
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EVERYDAY!
◦ Summer and Early In Season-15 minutes everyday
◦ In Season, multitask with footwork drills
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Win the game (13)
Allow 7 points or less (15
ppg, 7, 3 Shutouts)
< 100 yds. Rushing (108
yd/gm, 6 under 100 yds)
< 150 yds Passing (119
yd/gm, 7 under 100 yds)
Big Hit (2 coaches must
agree)
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Cause a big play (rushed
throw, Caused Fumble,
etc)
+3 Turnover Ratio (4, 1:1)
4th Down, Goal line Stand
(5)
<=30% Third Down
Proficiency by offense
(22.15% Season)
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Physical Attributes
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GREAT Feet
Good Understanding of Leverage
Good With Hands
Good With Contact
Good Multi-tasker
Intangible Attributes
◦ Effort and Motor
◦ Unselfish
◦ Pride and Ownership
Inside Linebacker
(Sam and Mike)
Outside Linebacker
(Will and Rover)
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Good Reader
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Speed, Strength, Speed
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Good in Two Directions
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Converted Safety types
Smart
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Good Man Coverage
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◦ QB of the Run Game
◦ Aligning and Situations
◦ Bread and Butter Runs
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Speed and Strength
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Must be able to play
close to LOS
Good in space
Stance and Starts
Alignment
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Feet to Head Method
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Head Up
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First Step
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Players Choice
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Second Step
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FAST and FEEL
◦ Visual Key
◦ Feel
Inside Linebackers
Outside Linebackers
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Stance
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Heels at 5
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Head up on OG to
begin (20s)
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First Step
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Stance
2x2 off OT or Split
Distance (Formation)
Rover- 6 or 7 Tech
(Depends on TE)
First Steps
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Guard to my Side
◦ Out, In, Pull Pass Pro
◦ Angle of The Guard
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Opposite Guard and Backfield Flow
◦ Play to Me, Play Away
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Windows and Grass
◦ Hip Read and Tackle
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Get there in a hurry with a bad attitude
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Tight End or Tackle nearest me
◦ Looking for high hat, low hat key
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Backfield action/nearest back
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Typically contain players
◦ Rover can become a spill player depending on the
front.
Defensive Line Play
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Outside Movement-Punch Inside Hand to
Outside Shoulder
Inside Movement- Plant, Redirect and cross
the face of O Lineman
Turn and Sprint Flat
Inside Backers
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Front Side
Outside Backers
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◦ Out Step (Angle)
◦ Reach Rule
◦ Look for window, hip of
the ball carrier
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Backside
◦ In Step (angle) or pull
◦ Reach Rule
◦ Look for window, hip of
the ball carrier
Front Side
◦ Read TE/T nearest
◦ Set the edge and widen
the D gap
◦ If reached, stay reached
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Backside
◦ Press the LOS looking for
cutback
◦ Stay home for reverse
◦ Pursue
Defensive Line
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Outside Movement-Hands On, L Step,
Squeeze and Shuffle (Reduce, Ball or
Replacement
Inside Movement- Feel the Block, see your
visual Key, Treat it like a Base Block
Eyes inside looking for Ball or Replacement
Block
Chase Contain
Inside Backers
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Frontside
Outside Backers
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◦ In step by OG
◦ Backfield action and
Backside OG
◦ Ear hole
◦ Stack OT, and work over
the top
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Backside
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See Pull, combo, BOB
Stack the 0
Look for cutback
Look for window, work to
the ball
Frontside
◦ Reduce
◦ Spill if you don’t have
contain
◦ Inside shoulder if you are
contain (bounce to you)
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Backside
◦ Press the LOS
(cutback/reverse)
◦ Chase contain
Defensive Line
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No Movement with a Power Base
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No Deeper than the heels of O Lineman
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Eyes in the Backfield, while feeling your Base
Block
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Gap Integrity
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Find the Brown Thing after your plane
Inside Backers
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Front side
Outside Backers
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◦ OL step to you
◦ Take on with inside arm
and leg
◦ No deeper than his feet;
don’t give ground
◦ Make play after your
plane
◦ Instep, and Out Step
◦ Peak backfield and expect
the Seas to Part
 ISO, G Wrap
◦ Attack LOS, take on with
inside shoulder
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Backside
◦ Instep, Peak backfield and
work to 0
◦ Look to get over the top
and finish the tackle
Front side
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Backside
◦ Play away tech (Down)
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No Movement with a Power Base
If Movement, Make A Pile
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Split (Drop Inside Shoulder, Pull the Jersey of
the post guy)
Butch Dimovitz
CBC High School
Defensive Coordinator
[email protected]
(314) 985-6100 Ext 4031

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