AFM RSS Feed Follow Us on Twitter       
AMERICAN FOOTBALL MONTHLY THE #1 RESOURCE FOR FOOTBALL COACHES
ABOUT |  CONTACT |  ADVERTISE |  HELP  



   User Name    Password 
      Password Help





Article Categories


October 2007

October 2007


How’s and Why’s of the 3-5 Defense

by: Curt Block
© October 2007

Mike Toop, now head coach at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY, has a coaching resume that spans 31 seasons with stints at Union, Colgate, and UConn before accepting the top job at Davidson. So when Toop observes that a Big East powerhouse like West Virginia has caught his attention by utilizing a 3-5 defense it’s worth hearing him out.

“The 3-5 is starting to come on,” Toop told AFM. “The thing about the 3-5 that people like is the ability to blitz as many as five guys from the second level. Today speed is the name of the game in football. You can have really strong guys who can bench press the building but that can’t run from here to the wall in four seconds. Those guys won’t do you any good.

“Coaching is the ability to recognize your talent and put that talent in a scheme that will be t....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
Subscribe today!
Subscriber Login
   User Name    Password 
Password Help
NOT A SUBSCRIBER?
Subscribe now to start receiving our monthly magazine PLUS get INSTANT unlimited access to over 4000 pages of 100 percent football coaching information, ONLY available at AmericanFootballMonthly.com!

**SUBSCRIBERS ONLY**
NEED PASSWORD HELP
Subscribe online or call 800-537-4271 and get your password today!





NEW BOOK!


AFM Videos Streaming Memberships Now Available Digital Download - 304 Pages of Football Forms for the Winning Coach

















NEW! Get the Manual




HOME
MAGAZINE
SUBSCRIBE ONLINE COLUMNISTS COACHING VIDEOS


Copyright 2017, AmericanFootballMonthly.com
All Rights Reserved