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It Takes a “V” to Get a“W” Closing Out a Game Defensively

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© April, 2010

by Jimmy Grant
Defensive Coordinator, Fallston High School (MD)

One of the biggest and certainly most rewarding challenges we face as coaches is protecting a lead when the game is on the line. Offensive experts, talking heads on TV, and coaching gurus are constantly talking about the two-minute and four-minute offenses to describe an offensive team that is attempting to win a close game. Which begs the question, what about the D? Although I don’t have a catchy slogan, I have a few strategies to close out the game from a defensive standpoint.
#1 Create a title for your Defense – Look at the title of the article.  It takes a “V” to get a “W ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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