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TEAM CLINIC
A Kick Return System
Bernie Anderson, Head Coach
An overview of special teams philosophy, NMUís kick return system, and off-season drills.
 
Man-to-Man Teaching Progression
Chadd Braine, Def. Coordinator
An overview of defensive back fundamentals with an emphasis on bump and cushion coverage.
 
Playing on the Offensive Line
Jeff Duvendeck, Off. Coordinator
Covers the characteristics and fundamentals demanded of NMU offensive lineman.
 
Coaching Running Backs
Eric Duchaj, RB Coach
An Overview of the basic techniques and drills used to develop running backs.
 
The NMU Outside Linebacker
Matt Bush, OLB Coach
An overview of outside linebacker play, including how to take on blocks, tackle and rush the passer.
 
NMU Defensive Line Play: A 5-Point Progression
Ethan Jeros, D Line Coach
Covers the five-point progression designed to stop the run and rush the passer.
 
The Words of a Champion Part I
Tom Wender, Linebackers Coach
MHSFCA Hall of Fame coach discusses building a successful program and how to change a losing attitude.
 
The Words of a Champion Part II
Tom Wender, Linebackers Coach
MHSFCA Hall of Fame coach discusses responsibility of the head coach and gives advice to young coaches.
 
Turning Adversity Into Opportunity
Bernie Anderson, Head Coach
Coach Anderson discusses how to turn adversity into opportunity, and the three questions that are the foundation of the NMU program.
 
Coaching Quarterbacks
Dan Mettlach, Quarterbacks Coach
An Overview of the basic techniques and drills used to develop quarterbacks.
 
Linebacker Drops in the Traditional 3-Deep Zone
Chadd Braine, Def. Coordinator
An overview of linebacker play in the 3-deep zone including adjustments to one-back sets and trips.
 
NMU Football Championship Manual: Part I
NMU Football Staff
Provides guidelines for success on and off the field. Covers Academics, Body Maintenance and Character/Attitude.
 
NMU Football Championship Manual: Part II
NMU Football Staff
Provides guidelines for success on and off the field. Covers Speed/Strength/Football Skills and Knowledge of the Game.
 
The Equipment Manager
John Tessaro, Equip. Manager
How the role of the equipment manager has changed, and how it impacts the team.
 
Coach/Athletic Trainer Relationship
Kris Rowe, ATC
Discusses the dynamics of the coach/athletic trainer relationship.
 
Hydration
Kris Rowe, ATC
Discusses the importance of hydration and important strategies regarding proper hydration.
 
Updated: May 25, 2009, 12:24 PM ET

Philosophy and Mechanics of Grizzly

Bump and Run Coverage, Part I

Tim Schaffner

Defensive Coordinator, Butler Community College

 

I. WHY USE BUMP AND RUN COVERAGE

Why do we believe in and use bump and run man coverage? Because anyone can release against air!

By its very nature, bump and run coverage exudes the confident and aggressive mindset we want in all our defensive players, especially our defensive backs.

Our ability to play man coverage on the edge enables the other defenders to attack the football.

Here are additional reasons why we use the bump and run coverage:

 

1. The game is about speed. The game on the edge is about speed. The best way to neutralize a wide receiverís speed is to get in his face and physically challenge him play after play, all game long.

The speed of the game is relative to where you are. You can't make comparisons across levels. I have heard coaches say, "We can't play bump because our cornerbacks don't run 4.3/40's", but most of the receivers their players cover canít either.

As long as your players are not physically overmatched, they can be taught the skills and techniques necessary to capitalize on their own strengths, enabling them to negate the physical strength and skills of the wide receiver. If your athletes are overmatched, it will be a tough game regardless of what type of defense or coverage you use. ... To read this article, and for full access to all CLN resources, get your MEMBERSHIP NOW.

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