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Having An Offensive Mindset Is Key To Developing A Rock-Solid Red-Zone Defense

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© April, 2004

by Kenny Ratledge
Assistant Football Coach, Sevierville County High School, Sevierville, Tenn.

ONE OF THE MOST critical and tough-to-defend areas of the field is the 10-yard area in the red zone between the 20 and 10 yard lines. On the average, a defense will face a red-zone situation at least three times a game.

Before a defensive coordinator can game plan to counter an offensive attack in this area, he must first understand an offense’s goals and objectives. Once an offense gets to the 10-yard line or closer they take on a different mindset, therefore we’ll leave defending ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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