Flag Football Defense
Need a successful Flag Football Defense? Check out the schemes below and implement them into your team instantly. Easy to use and understand. Make the best out of your season by having a rock solid defense.
This is a great defense to defend the running game and the short pass, puts pressure on both QB and RB. Green and Blue (CB’s) line up 5-7 yards off the line of scrimmage one yard out side of each WR. They cover a zone approximately 7×10 yards. They should they side line as a friend. Yellow and Red (LB’s) line up behind the blitz location spread 5 yards apart. Their job is to put a good blitz on the QB as well as stopping the run. (You could keep one LB back to cover the middle of the field for a more conservative look) Orange (FS) lines up in the middle of the field about 12-15 yards deep. His responsibility is to guard the middle of the field, not letting any receivers behind him and picking off any bad passes. This is a solid defense used by many flag football coaches.
“Cover 2 Switch”
This is a variation of the “Cover 2”. It lines up like a “Cover 1” and then at the start of the play transitions into “Cover 2”. Green and Blue (CB’s) line up 5-7 yards apart and 1 yard out side of a WR. Their responsibility is to guard a zone approximately 7×10 yards. Yellow and Red (LB’s) line up 10-12 yards down field about 7 yards apart. Before they snap they appear to be LB’s, but on the snap, Red blitzes and Yellow takes the strong side safety spot. Orange lines up 12-15 yard back in the middle of the field. On the snap, he transitions over to the weak side safety spot. This is a great defense to fool the offense, making them commit to plays they think will work on a cover 1 defense.
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