3In a Right and Left formation, the ‘H’ is tagged. He can go toward the strong side (strong, short, split)Or toward the weak side (weak, wing, wide)Notice the strong words begin with ‘s’ and the weak words begin with ‘w’.XGCGTYHHHHZQWideWingShortSplitHHHWeakStrongNo tagTA typical call might be ‘RIGHT SPLIT’ or ‘RIGHT STRONG’. The formation tells the skill players where to line up and the tag tells the ‘H’ where to line up.
26Gaps & Techniques Gap Responsibilities Lineman Alignment Techniques G DCBAABCDLineman Alignment TechniquesETGCGTE852258167 9
27Front 4 Alignment vs 2 Backs FSWSSSMSCCENTEXYZ92I38
28Base Defense (4-2-5) Vs. Spread X T G C G T Z H Y T Q FS S M WS SS C C
29Defensive Techniques (4 man front) GTENETNEStrong Right (offense is strong to their left)CGTENENTEStrong Left (offense is strong to their right)
30Fronts E N T E TITE G Our Base Front E N T E INDIAN N and T in 1 Tech 6138TGCGTYEENNTTEEINDIANN and T in 1 Tech6118TGCGTYEENNTTEEOUTLAWN and T in 3 Tech6338TGCGTY
31Slants E N T E TITE G ARMY Slant away from call E N T E TITE G TANK 6138TGCGTYEENNTTEETITE G TANKSlant toward call6138TGCGTY
32Blitzes M S E E N T BULLETS Linebacker Blitz M S E N T E 6138TGCGTYMSMSEENNTTEEBULLETS INDIANB gap LB Blitz6118TGCGTYMSMSEBULLETS OUTLAWA gap LB BlitzSam 1st, Mike 2ndEENNTTE6338TGCGTY
33Blitzes DOGS LB and Safety Blitz Weak or Strong SMOKE Safety Blitz SS$MMSSEENNTTEEDOGSLB and Safety BlitzWeak or Strong6138TGCGTY$ makes “Fire” call to DE where DE pinches in and $ covers contain or…$ makes “Lion” call to DE where DE goes outside and $ pinches inside.MMSSSS$SMOKESafety BlitzWeak or StrongEENNTTEE6138TGCGTYDOUBLE SMOKE – Both Safeties ($ and W/S) blitz on both DE’s.