Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DL Stunts - Part 1 - DT Stunts

I have been working on Install film of Defensive Line Stunts that I will share with my next few posts.  This first post will concentrate on stunts with just the two Defensive Tackles.  Most stunts that I will show are from a four-man front that can be used with the 4-3 or 4-2 defense, but some can also be used from a three-man front with the 3-5 or 3-4 defense.  Each stunt is diagrammed with video and coaching points from each cut-up.

Clips 1, 2 – Ricochet Technique.  Ricochet – to bounce off of the blocker that you are slanting towards when you see that the play is going away from you.  This is best done by reading the OL you are slanting away from.  I believe you get a faster read this way, although many coaches also do it successfully by having their DL read the man that you are slanting towards.  Clip 2 (Utah) is a better example of the Ricochet technique.

Clips 1-3 – DT slams the Center trying to block the NT.
Clip 4 (Steelers) – RG stays on block too long to be able to block DT coming from other side.    
Clip 5 (TCU) – DT Ricochet.

Nut from Barry Hoover on Vimeo.

Clips 1-2 – NT slams G trying to block DT.
Clip 3 (Cowboys) – DT in 5 tech, NT slams G trying to block DT and comes off to pressure QB.  DT ends up tripping up QB for Sack.
Clip 4 (Bowling Green) – Movement allows 2i tech NT to make tackle on RB.

Toc from Barry Hoover on Vimeo.

Clip 1 (Steelers) – NT works for Sack.
Clip 2 (Gators) – NT quick re-direct, followed by a loaf, and then makes tackle.  This is a great example of reading the OL you are slanting away from to get a quicker read.  The NT was able to re-direct before he even touched the G.

Nitro from Barry Hoover on Vimeo.

Clip 1 (Gators) – Ricochet.
Clip 2 (Ravens) – Both NT and DT re-direct.  Backside NT makes tackle but notice the DT doing an excellent job of working in front of the back.

Gate from Barry Hoover on Vimeo.

Clips 1, 2 - Both DTs attack Center and whoever the Center doesn't block will penetrate first and the other DT will work around.  For more info on this stunt, Blitzology did an excellent article here.

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