It's the critical down. The chains moving giving the offense more opportunities, or the fists go into the air signaling it's 4th down and you're getting the ball back for the offense. These courses shares the philosophies, schemes and strategies to help your defense win the down.
Coach Mike Germain talks about the different 3rd down pressures he implements on the field. He breaks down game film, variations vs protections and how to improve.
Eastern Carolina Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers coach Blake Harrell covers coaching up your defense to win on 3rd downs. He breaks down the key factors the defense needs to focus on to win games and dives into topics including break points, third and long situations, attacking protections, load fronts, sequencing calls to create opportunities, and more! If you are looking to improve on third down stops and to get your defense to buy into your schemes and philosophies, simply click “Book this Course” to start improving today.
Red Zone Bracket & Adjustments
What is a Red Zone Bracket?
Bracket coverage is used to provide double coverage on a single receiver . Brackets come in a number of different forms, and they're used for a variety of reasons. The starting point for bracket coverage is to begin with its place in football. The two main coverages in football are zone and man.
The two types of bracket coverage are the “Under/ Over” commonly known as the vertical bracket and the “In/Out” coverage known as the horizontal bracket. There are positive effects to implementing the bracket coverage. It gives the defensive coordinator the ability to have a wide receiver on double coverage, resulting in eliminating a mismatch, in addition to having leverage on deep routes.
The “Under/Over” Bracket
One defensive player uses a tactic called trail technique to cover below breaks from the inside or outside while another player provides deep support from above. Vertical brackets is the name. A wide receiver is stuck between two defenders. One player remains low and in front, while the deep player remains high and in the end.
The “In/Out” Bracket
On a wide receiver, this particular bracket gives horizontal leverage to the defense. One defensive player will cover him from the inside out while the other will work from the outside in. This kind of coverage is simple to conceal and mislead, essentially could be used on any receiver.
A good defense may bend, but it won't break! To be successful with that philosophy, third down and red zone success are critical
Introducing Ole Miss defensive coordinator Chris Partridge
**OUR DEFENSE: 3rd down/ red zone bracket training**
Coach Partridge shares Ole Miss bracket coverage on third down and in the red zone and the details that make this concept effective. He goes into detail on the 3x1 coverage and a variation of cut splits. This course has everything you need to be a successful red zone defense.
Proceeds from the purchase of this course benefit Lauren's First and Goal.
Ola Adams - Organized Chaos
The Money Down
You’ve heard it time and time again,” third down is the money down”. This applies to either side of the ball however converting third downs can have a demoralizing effect on your defensive unit.
You’ll find that 3rd downs are very often the most important down for the opposing team and your defense because they both have the most to gain and lose. Not succeeding to stop a 3rd down is crucial, especially late in the game. If you do, that means an offense will face 4th down, and likely be forced to punt the ball back to their opponent or settle for a field goal attempt.
If the 3rd down is the primary weakness of your defensive unit, teams will target and exploit them. Making it impossible to convert and keep possession. There is no secret that solid third-down defenses are one of the most important aspects of a championship-caliber team.
**3RD DOWN TEACHING! ADAM FULLER TRAINING**
In this course, Coach Adam Fuller, Defensive Coordinator at Florida State, goes into his 3rd down defense. He goes over 3rd and 5 or short, 3rd and 6-12, and 3 and long. Everything you need to create a defensive powerhouse.
He’ll break down how to cover reads, get on routes early and how to get your backs involved in order to convert on downs.
Simply click the ‘Book This Course’ button at the top right of this page, place your order, and you’ll immediately be logged into the training with full access. You’ll hit the ground running and begin improving your defense today!
Defensive Coordinator Mike Ryan of the University of Maine teaches the importance of Philosophy and Identity for a defense. He shares the details of Maine's 3rd Down Defense structure including nickel and dime package pressures and coverage.
Part of the Black Friday Bundle: 2022 DC School Bundle
Coach Jay Bateman talks about his defensive focus, in particular 3rd Downs, and what he does throughout the week to best prepare his guys for game day.