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Excerpts — Football's Eagle & Stack Defenses

Lessons in Defense

The first drill simulated attacking an offensive lineman, fitting in the offensive lineman’s body, gaining separation from the offensive lineman, and disengaging in the direction of the ballcarrier.

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Defending the Run

Your defense will see a variety of running plays in the course of a season. The most important aspect of defense is being able to defend these different types of running plays in your base defense.

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Zone Coverage Techniques

The advantage of zone coverage is that each defender is responsible for a predetermined area of the field. Playing zone defense allows a defensive back to have vision on both the ball and the receivers in his area, allowing him to quickly read a run or pass.

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