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The Tao of Frank Beamer’s Special Teams

The Tao of Frank Beamer’s Special Teams

  “I think the kicking game is one of the most important parts of football. I personally believe the kicking game is just as important as offense and defense. I… Read more »

What is a “Gap-Sound” Defense? Pt. 3

What is a “Gap-Sound” Defense? Pt. 3

For the first two parts of this series, we looked only at static gap defenses that alternated between various amounts of single- and two-gap assignments.  The final variation is a… Read more »

What is a “Gap-Sound” Defense? Pt. 2

What is a “Gap-Sound” Defense? Pt. 2

As we saw in Part 1, assigning every needed defender to a single gap can stress a defense.  One way to rectify the problem is to change the math by… Read more »

What is a “Gap-Sound” Defense? Pt. 1

What is a “Gap-Sound” Defense? Pt. 1

Pretty early in football’s evolution, coaches realized that even the simplest, most repetitive run game could be devastating if a defense wasn’t “gap-sound.”  Gaps—the spaces between offensive players—are the high… Read more »

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