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Pressuring the Offense with Effective Front Eightby: Fritz Rauch
Defensive Coordinator, Homestead High School (WI)
© November 2008
As offenses continue to develop multiple ways to attack defenses, we've found it necessary to find a scheme that can put the pressure back on the offense. The 44G defense has provided us with the flexibility to accomplish that goal.
General Pressure Philosophy
As a coach told me: "Take the ball out of the offensive coordinator's hands; put it in the hands of a 17 year old quarterback." That is the foundational statement of our pressure philosophy: force the 17 year olds on the field to adjust and react to defensive pressure. Don't let the experienced OC get involved!
Pressure through Movement
We want to make predicting where our players will align and where they will go after the snap as difficult as possible for the offensive line and quarterback. We teach two ways to pressure the offe....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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