2-1-2 Or 2-3
Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:46 PM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:51 AM
If they are using a RB, I would have the front 2 for the run and a deeper safety and the two corners playing deeper. Keep everything in front of you. You could have one of the front kids pressure the QB after the 5 seconds, but I would be surprised if QBs hold the ball that long. We have always played where you rush 7 yards back from the LOS. Even then, I dont rush as much.
If I played you and you played a 3-2 (3 up front) or the 2-3 with the middle safety cheating up to rush, I would send 3 deep and hit you down the middle or down the sides if you cheated in. Simple go routes on each side and my center right down the middle. Only when you started playing me on the deep pass and I started to run or quick slants, leaving me with 3rd and long, would I be worried.
Just my thoughts. Go with a 2-3 and worry about the deep passes first, then make sure you flag pull well for the short routes. Oh, can the QB run after 5 seconds? That might change things. Have one of the front kids play run and then rush or mirror the QB.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:51 AM
Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:17 PM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:35 AM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:50 AM
Your league rules are unlike I've heard of before, but if you want to run zone, I would employ the 2-3 as Teedub suggested and the 1-1-3 that Rob suggested. At this age level most teams will be able to throw deep without a problem, so I'd play the 1-1-3 against the pass happy teams, and the 2-3 against teams that tend to run it more. I would make signals for the defense from the sideline for each defense, and call each one based on what you see in the offense.
Anytime the offense put a RB in the backfield I would switch to the 2-3. It will also be a better defense against fast sweep plays.
If you have great speed and talent though, I would experiment with M2M also though.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:57 PM
Btw? Who keeps track of the 5 seconds? How do you know when you're clear to rush?
Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:01 PM