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POINT-COUNTERPOINT - GETTING THE BALL TO YOUR PLAYMAKER VS. TAKING AWAY YOUR BIGGEST OFFENSIVE WEAPON

by David Purdum

In 2012, Wofford’s option-based offense featured a dynamic fullback in Walter Payton Award finalist, Eric Breitenstein. Defenses tailored their scheme to force anyone else to beat them except Breitenstein. It didn’t work. Terriers running backs coach Aaron Johnson made the appropriate adjustments, and Breitenstein went on to rush for 2,045 yards and 19 touchdowns.

In this month’s “Point-Counterpoint”, Johnson talks about different ways to get his best playmakers involved, while Northwestern College (IA) Defensive Coordinator Matt McCarty breaks down how to take an offense’s biggest weapon away.

McCarty employs a 3-5 stack defense, mixing in ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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