Your football team has a big game coming up. You’re facing the top scoring offense in your area. The Defensive Coordinator has not slept in 4 days. He’s watched every snap of every film you have. Over, and over.
Are you getting what you really need from all that work, though?
Check out these 10 mistakes Defensive Coordinators make when game planning for the next football game.
Mistake 1: Focusing on Weak Tendencies
You can only focus on a handful of events at a time. If the tendencies do not jump out at you, ignore them. They ran 61% of the time on 2nd and 4-7 yards? Let’s say you get to that D&D 5 times during the game. 3 times they’ll run, 2 times they’ll pass. Was that worth it to you?
Stick to strong tendencies. 75% or more, for Down & Distance. You should be teaching your kids about D&D anyway. They should know that 3rd & 10+ is a passing situation already. Don’t waste their time with that. [Read more...]