Archive for the Double Wing Category

Killing the Bear (Formation)

Killing the Bear (Formation)

The 1985 Chicago Bears were my all time favorite team. Buddy Ryan (who recently passed away) became famous for his defense (called the 46) now known simply as the Bear. It was designed to stop the typical offensive set of the time – the 2 back, one […]

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Boundaries; Defining Greatness

I once counted hours per week spent on being a high school teacher and football coach. It came out to 80 hours per week. In a 10-game season with 4 weeks of pre-season and, on average, 2-3 weeks post-season in “play mode” it came out to an […]

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If They Don’t Get it

Coaching is teaching. Teaching is the ability to present information in a way that allows for retention from your students. Bill Parcells once said, “If they don’t get it – its your fault!” The difference between a teacher and a coach, is that if your pupils “don’t […]

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Frog Hunting

If you run this offense long enough, you will see some strange things by way of defender techniques. The most prevalent is to utilize what we call “frogs” on the defensive line. These can be regular personnel or replacement specialists (usually 130 pound wrestlers) who are trained […]

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Win the Battle, Win the War

Win the Battle, Win the War

A Doublewing team’s heart and soul is the off-tackle power play (aka pitch, toss, blast). Whether you are pure Doublewing, a traditional I-formation, Stack-I or even a new-fangled Shotgun/Pistol, the Power is the bread and butter. The war is winning the game by running the Power over […]

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All Things Equal

All Things Equal

The doublewing, in its purist form, is an equalizer. It creates an even playing field. It can help a struggling team survive blow-outs, an average team beat superior opponents, or channel a good team’s power into a juggernaut-like force. “All things being equal” is a myth – […]

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