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Two Words That Will Get You Where You Want To Go In Football And Life

Posted by Alex Kirby on

With all the talk of what the economy will or won’t do in the next year, it doesn’t seem like the best of times to be working or looking for a job. This is especially true for football coaches and those who aspire to enter the profession. This is aimed more at the younger and aspiring coaches out there, but anyone can benefit from what we’re going to talk about. It may sound like I’m being pessimistic or negative in this post, but stay with me, I promise there’s a point to all this. Coaching is an extremely competitive field,...

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Five Principles from the Ravens Pass Game

Posted by Alex Kirby on

The Ravens have one of the most dangerous offenses in the league, built around the strengths of Lamar Jackson. I watched every snap of the 2019 Ravens offense, and I put together some clips and diagrams on what I learned: 1. Quad Formations The Ravens love to use unusual formations and looks, and this is a look that defenses hate to see. The biggest reason why defenses have trouble defending these looks, is because it’s a lot harder to disguise what they’re doing. When you’ve gotta put 4-5 defenders over on one side of the ball, the list of potential...

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The Browns Defense Tried to Confuse Lamar Jackson – It Didn’t go Well

Posted by Alex Kirby on

This is an incredible disguise by Cleveland's defense, but an even better decision by Lamar Jackson to pull it down and use his legs. Let's go deeper into why this play is so interesting. Every NFL team loves to split TEs and RBs out wide, and use different formations to force the defense to declare coverage. If you move your TE or RB out wide and they bring a safety or a linebacker over, it's almost always a man call. If they keep a corner over there, it's zone. So when offenses line up in empty like this, they have...

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Five Simple Ideas to Make Your Offense More Dangerous

Posted by Alex Kirby on

I spend a lot of time watching offensive game film, and I've got a long list of things an offense could do to make it harder on a defense. Today I'm going to share five of my favorites. 1. Flip the back pre-snap from side-to-side a few times per game There are usually around 60-70 offensive snaps per game at the high school level. If you make a habit of moving the back 6-7 times per game, you've affected 10% of the snaps for the defense, and you've really screwed up their analytics. Trust me, defensive coordinators study your backfield...

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