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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Multiple formation and motion offenses of the modern football era present many defensive challenges. Football’s Eagle & Stack Defenses will prepare teams and individual players to not only defend but also attack and dominate whatever offensive tactics an opponent might employ.
Author Ron Vanderlinden has been coach and architect of several of the most formidable defensive teams in the past 20 seasons. From the University of Colorado’s national champions in 1990 to Northwestern’s Big Ten title–winning team in 1995 to the revitalized, high-pursuit Penn State attack, Vanderlinden’s well-drilled defensive players and units have enjoyed tremendous success.
Now, in this book, you can learn all the details of the defensive tactics and techniques as well as the coaching points that can make these two defenses so effective. No other book combines these fronts, and there is no one better equipped than Vanderlinden to put them together in a variety of game situations that will allow your defense to control your opponent’s offense. Football’s Eagle & Stack Defenses will be your best defensive co-coordinator for this season and many seasons to come.
Part I Foundational Elements
Chapter 1. High-Pursuit Philosophy and Tactics
Chapter 2. Gap Designations and Role Playing
Part II Eagle Defense
Chapter 3. Eagle Alignments
Chapter 4. Eagle Coverage Calls
Chapter 5. Eagle Stunt Packages
Chapter 6. Eagle Versus Common Running Plays
Part III Stack Defense
Chapter 7. Stack Alignments
Chapter 8. Stack Coverage Calls
Chapter 9. Stack Stunt Packages
Chapter 10. Stack Versus Common Running Plays
Part IV Eagle-Stack Combos
Chapter 11. Eagle with Stack Modifications
Chapter 12. Stack with Eagle Modifications
Part V Reads, Stances, and Techniques
Chapter 13. Defensive Linemen
Chapter 14. Linebackers
Chapter 15. Defensive Backs
Part VI Situational Preparation And Execution
Chapter 16. Goal Line Defense
Chapter 17. Game Planning
Chapter 18. Player Organization and Critical Situations