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February 2011

February 2011


The Rock Technique - Stopping the Run with the 3-4 Defense Against the Spread Offense

by: Matt Janus
Outside Linebackers Coach, University of Wisconsin Platteville
© February 2011

These drills focus primarily on the C-gap rushing OLB and the Mike backer out of a 3-4 stack defensive scheme. Diagram 1 shows you the big picture of playing cover 3 against the spread out of the doubles formation. This figure shows you across the board the gap responsibilities. However, we are going to look at the fieldside Mike backer and the Sam or blitzing OLB.



    For these drills, we are looking to stop the run on the fieldside when the QB is in the shotgun with the running back to the side of the blitzing OLB. With the RB to the blitzing OLB, we are going to look specific....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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