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Brophy Football: Alex Gibbs on Inside Zone

Alex Gibbs on Inside Zone

Just incase you missed it, Cripes! Get Back to Fundamental’s put a great post up about inside zone with Alex Gibbs. This is a fantastic post with great video of Gibbs detailing the ins and outs of his zone attack with the University of Florida football coaches, such as Dan Mullen. This is a great football post on the zone running game that everyone should watch. There are two posts actually, and the link will show you both.

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TCU 4-2-5 Defense Explained – Cripes! Get Back to Fundamentals!

TCU’s 4-2-5 Video from Gary Patterson

The next top post of 2011 is one that I think almost everyone will enjoy since everyone loves extensive one on one clinic film from the top minds in coaching. In this post by Cripes! Get Back to Fundamentals!, the TCU head football coach Gary Patterson explains his vaunted 4-2-5 defense, along with the intricacies of his split coverage philosophies and how the front is separated from the coverage. The videos here are very valuable to anyone considering the 4-2-5 defense. I highly recommend visiting Brophy’s post on the 4-2-5 defense for anyone who coaches. It does a great job of illustrating the importance of breaking down the little details of football. It provides game film clips as well if I remember correctly.

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Runcodhit Football: Defending Trips

How to disguise your Coverage or Scheme when defending the trips formations

Another top football coaching blog post from 2011. The Trips formation annoys many defensive coordinators, and RUNCODHIT does a nice job of describing how to defend the trips formation in multiple ways. He describes four basic ways to defend the trips formation.

  • “A Cover 3 concept
  • An X-out concept like Special
  • A Pattern-match coverage with a safety poaching #3 (solo)
  • The Classic: Straight up Man or Man-Free”

RUNCODHIT does a nice job of describing what to call these coverages and informs readers of when to call them. This post also provides links to other in-depth articles on the subject. RUNCODHIT has some fantastic posts in general and you really should check it out!

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Backside Safety Play in Cover 4 or Quarters Coverage versus Play Action and the Running Game

Deuce @ Football is Life

Deuce runs an excellent blog and this may not be his only appearance on the top 10 blog posts of the year. He does an excellent job of detailing the 4-2-5 defense in general.

Reviewing How Safety Play in Quarters Coverage versus Running Plays and Play Action Passes

This blog post details how the backside safety in a quarters scheme should play the running game and play action. While he uses the 4-3 defense in his examples, this can be applied to other defenses using a quarters scheme. While cover 4 and its variants offer terrific run support, the big play weaknesses scare many coaches away from it. Deuce does a terrific job detailing the intricacies of backside safety play in cover 4, offering some great insight on this important aspect of cover 4/quarters based schemes.

Click here to read Deuce’s post on backside safety play in quarters coverage schemes. You can follow Deuce’s twitter by clicking here!


Chiefpigskin’s still rolling out some great free videos.
Looking for plays that beat the backside safety? Check out this play action pass concept from the Vikings.

Top 10 Football Coaching Blog Posts of 2011

What are the best football coaching blog posts of 2011?

I’m going to do a little project. Over my next couple of posts, I am going to work on a top 10 list of football coaching blog posts from 2011. I’m still working on the actual list, so please email me any and all recommendations at curtisrpeterson[at]gmail.com (obviously insert the @ symbol). Please provide the URL of the actual blog post in your email (not just to the domain name).

Thanks in advance! This is going to be fun!


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