4 seasons coaching 5 on 5 youth flag. 2nd straight season returning to the championship game. I am coaching 3rd/4th graders, no QB run and players can blitz if 7yards deep.
We have been running a 2/1/2 zone (all staying home). 2 DE's, 1 MLB (5 yards deep) and 2 safeties (7 yards deep) - we don't blitz.
We are playing a pass heavy opponent. They love to pitch and pass. They have a hard time passing when pressured. QB's can throw a 20-25yard deep ball on their team.
I want to change my defense to 2/3. 2 DE's and 3 safeties. With a couple wrinkles with the safeties:
> 1 blitzing up the middle and 2 playing 8-10yards back
> 2 blitzing on the L and R and 1 playing center 8-10yards back.
> no blitzing, will have DE defend the pitch by crossing the LOS on their side at the time of the pitch.
Also, has anyone seen this: (imagine a triangle) -
2 LB's (5yards deep)
2 Safeties (8 yards deep)
I am asking for any advice to my proposed 2/3: pros, cons, ideas, comments.
And I am curious to see if anyone has seen the triangle defense.
5 On 5 : Defending The Pass (Insight)zone; blitz; man to man;
2 replies to this topic
Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:24 PM
We actually ran that flying ducks trianlge defense the whole season that won us the championships. It'll actually works against pass happy teams. If run the 2 LBs can step up any given time. Try it...it works.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:04 PM
So your saying have the 2 DB's up 5 yard's in the middle and have your 3 safeties 8 yards deep one on each corner and the other in the middle?