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© October, 2011

by Mike McDaniels
Former High School Coach • Rockford, IL

Part 1 of ‘Defending the Trips Offense’ covered our very basic defense against the spread offense. Although this base has worked extremely well, we have faced opponents who have strictly used the trips over several seasons, or who have very good athletes who make this offense more difficult to defend.

Because of this, we have incorporated several blitzes to add more pressure to the QB and to make it more difficult for the offensive linemen to pick up their blocks. We utilize several blitzes in attacking the spread. Our philosophy is to go after an opponent without leaving too many areas of the field uncovered against the pass.

Our two internal linemen – the NT and WSDE – are normally responsible for the A gap vs. the run and have certain other responsibilities against the pass. Their movement from side to side, or directly over the guard, allows us to utilize the Mike lin ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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