Sunday, February 14, 2010

Razzle Dazzle From the Double Wing??!!

Double Wing Gets Tricky

You can play around a hec of a lot with formations and still keep the Double Wing base stuff intact.  I love flexing the DW as it puts defenses in all kinds of mind-bending and rule-breaking dillemas.  One formation we love is "Spread".  We simply flex our TE's into 12-14 yard splits.  We still can run with terrific power from this formation and we also make cover 2 a very bad choice.  Teams often will play a cover three with a soft corner once we start going downtown.  When we see this, we start "hitting them where they aint" which creates some big plays.

Our "hook-and ladder" play is money and though it looks complicated, it is a pretty high percentage play.  Here is a brief description of how it works:

We block-up the pass same as always and use PAP same as always.
Play-side wing-back reverses out of his stance gaining depth and a pitch-relationship for the ladder portion of the play.

The split TE runs a 6 yard hook, catches ball and spins underneath to side-line.  He has the green light to keep ball if pitch is going to be impeded or interfered with.

QB throws ball in rhythm before TE is even turned.


See an example of this play here: click

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Vince Lombardi On #1

What It Takes to be Number One

"Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that's first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don't ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.

Every time a football player goes to ply his trade he's got to play from the ground up - from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That's O.K. You've got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you've got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he's never going to come off the field second.

Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization - an army, a political party or a business. The principles are the same. The object is to win - to beat the other guy. Maybe that sounds hard or cruel. I don't think it is.

It is a reality of life that men are competitive and the most competitive games draw the most competitive men. That's why they are there - to compete. The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules - but to win.

And in truth, I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline and the harsh reality of head to head combat.

I don't say these things because I believe in the ‘brute' nature of men or that men must be brutalized to be combative. I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man's finest hour -- his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear -- is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious."

- Coach Vincent T. Lombardi
Vince Lombardi Website

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Thursday, February 4, 2010


Welcome To My Site!

Football is a passion.  There is really no other way to describe it.  You are in or you are out, there is no in-between.  This said, when you as a coach go to bed at night, there is always the question that precedes a good or a bad sleep: "Did I do all I could today to get better? "

My personal philosophy includes the belief that this game gives back in a positive way to so many lives at all levels, roles and ages across the sport.  In keeping with this, I want to make sure that I give back to the sport such as I can.  The strength of one of us is the strength of all of us.  We fly together or we sink together. 

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