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Zone Blitz From The 3-3 Stack Keeps Offenses Guessing

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© February, 2007


by Mike Hoyt
Defensive Coordinator, Albright College, Reading Pa.

THE 3-3 STACK DEFENSE has become a popular defense in the past couple of years and our program has adopted this scheme for many reasons.

First and foremost, it fits our defensive personnel. We had few true defensive linemen and an abundance of linebacker and strong safety types. These athletes might be a little undersized, but they are very aggressive.

Secondly, we like to be aggressive in our scheme. This means that we often utilize blitzing linebackers and stunting defensive lineman. The 3-3 stack gives us a multitude of possibilities when it came to developing our defensive pressure schemes.

The reason we have gone to a zone blitz scheme out of the 3-3 stack is two-fold. It allows us to blitz but be “safe” when we do it. In ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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