In my defense the outside linebackers are critical…just as important as the safeties in the 4-3.  The small difference is this:  In the 3-4, they are asked to come up & play on the LOS vs TE sets.  They can be overmatched in this scenario.  In the 4-man front defenses they can be slightly smaller since

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How Much Live Contact in Practice?

LIVE CONTACT IN PRACTICE: California has passed a few new rules:  No school equipment can be issued in the summer.  First week of August is “acclimation” period where we go 2 days in helmets only and 3 days in pads but can only hit bags.  After this acclimation period (which I always did this on my

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Team Defense

Have you ever been concerned with one player on the other team? People or other coaches tell you how great that person is. How are you going to stop him? Of all the years that i have played or coached, I have always been told that one person can’t beat a team who plays together

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