Three Deep Fire Zone Blitz Package
Matt Smith

Outside Linebackers/ Special Teams Coordinator
California University of Pennsylvania
CUP Team Clinic


Here at California our defensive philosophy is to attack and pressure the opposing offense.

When we first got to California our pressure package was primarily man pressures. As we all know with man pressures if something breaks down it can result in a touchdown for the opposing team.

Also, man pressures are not easily disguised. It is easy for the quarterback to look up and see no deep safeties.


We wanted to find a way to better disguise and a have a safer form of pressure that took away the offenses hot routes and took advantage of their protection schemes to mix in with our man pressures.

Through research with other staffs and brainstorming sessions we developed a Fire Zone Blitz package that fits our defensive system. ... To read this article, and for full access to all CLN resources, get your MEMBERSHIP NOW.