We have always taught Linebackers to bluff their blitzes occasionally, but I never made it a point to practice “bluffing” until we installed the 3-3-5 Defense, or the Odd Stack, a few years ago. At that point, teaching Linebackers to move before the snap became a key to the defense.
As a 3-3-5 Defense Linebacker Coach, you want to establish rules for your Inside and Outside Linebackers to move before the snap, and practice that movement. You can see a huge difference in our movement if we can work in a 5 minute Prowling period each day.
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