attacking a 6-2 defense

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A 6-2 defense will have a very tough time defending the flats.

  • Down Pass Switch, Belly Pass, and 22-33 Belly Pass are killer plays.


A 6-2 will cover your X-receiver with the CB, your TE with the FS, and wing away from X with the other CB.  Who covers the Wing on the side of the X receiver?

Don’t run motion because the FS will rotate and cover that wing.  Run Tight Purple Arrow; Tight Purple Smash.


The standup DE in 6-2 is in conflict.

  • G-Lead (double last DL with tackle & TE), kickout End with TB, Wing & pulling G take care of ILB.
  • Down is same except you lose the double team because tackle has to down block for pulling G.
  • Down Tee is good play, but no double team.


So the standup End is not forced to squeeze down and stop TB off tackle plays…what if QB pulls the ball & runs option?  Who has QB?  Who has pitch man?


Depending on how the two interior DT play on your Guards, tackle trap & G might work….especially if they shade 1 & 3-tech.  If they are headup…then I wait & see what my offensive Guards tell me.

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Coach Stewart has coached football for 27 years, winning championships with 6th graders, 8th graders, high school freshman, and high school varsity. He coached 9 years at the youth and freshman level, always serving as head coach. After completing his college at age of 28 he has coached 21 years at the varsity level, 13 as the varsity head coach.

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