4 Jacket Defensive Philosophy Stop the run (Load the box)Movements for undersized kidsDiv. 1 (29 – 1, when opponent under 100 yards)Simple = Success (Dungy)Must Be Fixable (Stand the test of time)Win Turnover BattleNFL Study: 82% WinMust Be Able to Play Some Form of ManHave Two Answers For Each SetMust Be Able To Pressure (Fire Zone/Silver)One Rep Every 25 Seconds2 scout groups for Skel/InsideDon’t Give Up the Big PlayTake Away opponent’s “Bread and Butter”
5 Why Palms Coverage Gives a 9 man box vs. 21 personnel. Can be played vs. any formation.Little adjustments vs. motions/tradesHandles vertical entry by four receivers.Gives QB different look based on route.Great check vs. empty sets.Rules do not change based on an offense.Always are gap sound regardless of set.By reading #2 OLBs can be box players.
6 Concept: 2 Read Checks: 1. 21: Robber 2.Trips: Trio or Mini Palms CoverageConcept: 2 ReadChecks: : Robber2.Trips: Trio or Mini
7 Palms Play Side Responsibilities: Sam Wall #2 Take #3 to the Flat (Carry Wheel)Listen for “alert” call (Back set to you)F/S Read #2 : If vertical play himIf flat play #1Corner Read #2 : If vertical play #1If flat react up to himMike Carry #3 vertical. Make alert call to back. Push call if backfree release. Backside LB must carry crosser.
8 Coverage : Palms vs. Twins FlatCorner will check E to a 6Curl/ #3 FlatHookHook /#3 Vert.Read #2S/SF/S1/2Read #2
9 Coverage: Palms vs. Twins Open S/SCurl#3 Vertical#3 FlatCCurl/FlatRead #2F/S1/3TechniqueRead #2
10 3. #2 Under (Shallow Cross) Sam/Will : Pass Reads1. #2 Flat2. #2 Vertical3. #2 Under (Shallow Cross)#2#1NEMSCRead end man on LOSGet depth 12 yds.Eyes go to QBOnly#3 will take you to flatsF/S
11 #2 Under (Shallow Cross) Sam/Will : Pass Drops#2 Flat#2 Vertical#2 Under (Shallow Cross)#2#1NEMS CRead end man on LOSGet depth 12 yds.Eyes go to QBOnly#3 will take you to flatsThink DigF/S
12 Sam/Will : Pass Reads N E M S C F/S #2 Flat #2 Vertical #2 Shallow #1NEMS COpen to near hipGet depth yds.Eyes go to QBOnly#3 will take you to flats#2 inside buy himF/S
13 Run fits: Sam vs. One Back Philosophy: Set bubble away from the backSet bubble into the boundary (Field Call)ENEN T ESMSMTango E – B GapN – A Gap/ContainS – B Gap outside in.Read EMOL
14 Run Fits Perimeter :Palms Coverage FS must make Sam rightIf RB is up and in front : Widen for jet sweepIF RB is behind : Tighten for zoneThis is how we teach it:Sam – When #2 blocks swipe across.F/S – make Sam right.ETMETSCFSSCFSMSLB – When #2 blocks beat him insideF/S – make Sam right
15 Run Fits Perimeter :Palms Coverage This is a way of fitting the perimeter that through research others have done. C – When #2 blocks come inside #1ENC SFSM
25 Robber Set front to the Field (3 Tech.) Robber is a Field Coverage (FSL play Cover 3)Set front to the Field (3 Tech.)
26 Why Robber CoverageTakes pressure off the field corner.Good vs. bubble screens because of leverage.Good first and ten call.Can be played vs any set.Forces #2 receiver to block immediately.Backside of Robber can change weekly.Always the front of the coverage.
27 Alignment: Robber vs. Pro SpillNESpillTSMWS/SHook /#3SpillHook/#2SpillFlat/Force3 x 3 from TECCFlat/Force3 yd outsideghost TE.F/S1/48 yds.1 yd.inside1/27yd1 yd.inside1/4Robber8 yds.C Gap