FS: Analyzing Defensive Pre and Post-Snap Indicators

FS: Analyzing Defensive Pre- and Post-Snap Indicators

 
As we work through Spring ball and start to prepare for summer, it’s important to lay the groundwork of what we teach our offensive players in identifying defenders. So much of offense now is reactionary, predicated on what defenses present, so we felt it important to analyze what you teach your players to see pre-snap and more importantly how you communicate that with the rest of your offense. Thank you.
1. Who in your offense is asked to identify the defensive front?
2. How often is this player asked to identify the defensive front?
3. Briefly explain the word progression that your offensive identifier uses to call the front, coverage, etc. in each play.
4. Which form of methodology do you use to identify a defensive front?
5. Do you separate the identification of the defensive line such as a “black” and “white” side in referring to a shade side and a three-technique side?
6. How many combinations of names or numbers will you use to identify a defensive front?
7. Write about one aspect of identifying first level (defensive line) defenders in your system that you feel you do successfully.
8. How do you identify the horizontal landmark of the “tackle box” to your players?
9. What methodology do you use to identify players within that tackle box?
10. How do you identify second level linebackers or safeties in your system?
11. What is the landmark you use to identify outside linebackers and drop safeties as in the tackle box in your system?
12. How often will you check your protection at the line of scrimmage?
13. Explain the most common situations that would cause you to check your protections at the line of scrimmage.
14. Write about one aspect of identifying second level (linebackers and drop safeties) defenders in your system that you feel you do successfully.
15. Which methodology do you use to identify coverage in your system?
16. In your system what has been the most successful pre-snap identifier for your QB’s to identify coverage?
17. In your system what has been the most successful post-snap trigger for your QB’s to identify coverage?
18. We realize these all may be factors, but what is the most successful pre-snap indicator that you’ve used to diagnose coverage based on Cornerbacks?
19. We realize these all may be factors, but what is the most successful pre-snap indicator that you’ve used to diagnose coverage based on Safeties?
20. Briefly describe the progression your QB uses to identify coverage each snap (ex: depth of safeties, leverage of corners, etc.).
21. Write about one aspect of identifying third level (secondary) defenders in your system that you feel you do successfully.
22. Is there anything we missed? What other aspects of identifying defensive indicators would you like explored?
23. What is your responsibility on the offensive side of the ball?
24. What level of play are you currently coaching?
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25. Please enter your name, school and email (our researchers may contact you to learn more about your responses above).
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