http://www.gridironstrategies.com
Close  |  Print
© April, 2008
Defending the Spread with the 4-4 Outside Linebacker

by Dustin Hada
Defensive Coordinator/LB Coach, Olivet Nazarene University
The multiple formation spread offense is vastly becoming the attack of choice in all of football. The read option, inside zone, and outside zone are the staples of this attack. The reads and evolution of the spread have forced defenses to match their current schemes with the reads and responsibilities that the spread offense necessitates. I will focus on the outside linebacker reads vs. the spread offense out of our 4-4 defensive scheme.

I want to begin with the most important aspect of defensive play at ONU, our defensive philosophy. Our philosophy is based on four major principles that direct our athletesí play during each down.

1. Effort: We constantly coach effort.
a. Effort in defeating blocks: We want to dictate block angles and ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
Subscribe today!

   User Name    Password 
Password Help
Current Subscriber first time here? Click Here to set up your password.
NOT A SUBSCRIBER?
Subscribe now to start receiving Gridiron Strategies magazine PLUS get INSTANT unlimited access to over 10 years of back issues including over 800 articles and 2000 diagrams ONLY available at www.GridironStrategies.com Subscribe Now

**SUBSCRIBERS ONLY**
NEED PASSWORD HELP
Subscribe online or call 800-537-4271 and get your password today!

Girdiron Strategies
P.O. Box 14007
North Palm Beach, FL 33407

1-800-527-4271 option 4

Copyright 2018, Gridiron Strategies
a division of
AFM Media, LLC.
All Rights Reserved.