Wednesday, February 15, 2006

3 Wides vs. the 33 Cover 3

Well, I'm still working on this post, but I thought I would put up what I've got. All I've got so far is the diagram below and what's staring at me from the whiteboard hanging on the wall.

Play action looks good to the flat since it's cover 3. If the DEs start hanging in the flats, then Speed and Lead Option should go big when you get the ball to the perimeter. I like running lead draws if they tend to just rush 3 on passing downs. Motioning a HB out and trapping to the motion could be a big gainer. I also like motioning the opposite HB weak and getting him matched up with the weak side OLB on the Smash (or Corner) route. Running ISV or Lead/Speed to that motion might or might not be worth a look depending on how they react to it... be ready. It's a balanced defense, so running strong makes sense. Pass plays I like against it are All Curl, the Seam (reading the FS), Sail, and the Hitch weak and the Bubble strong if they insist on bring the DEs in from the flats.

I'm out of time for tonight... I'll get some play diagrams up this weekend.

Have a good rest of the week,

Coach Smith

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Starburst 3-Way Kickoff Return

I know this isn't veer related, but I've gotten so many requests for info on the 3-Way K.O. Return from over on Coach Huey's board that I've decided it would just be easier if I posted the info up here on Veersite. Now, instead of retyping (I'm not a very good typist), all I have to do is refer coaches back to this page.

We ran a version of this return back in the late 90's at Crockett County High School. My tape with that footage is gone, but there is a clip of it on that old freshman highlight video I put up. If I could get it going on the Freshman level, I hope this would encourage you to try it on the varsity level as well.

Coach Smith

Link to video of a team running the return very well.

Link to PDF of an article about the return: here.

Sunday, February 05, 2006 Problems, the host for veersite and about a zillion other personal websites is having some problems this weekend. They are working on fixing the problem(s) but it may take a couple more days from what I've peiced together.

Also, If you have been expecting film from me and havne't gotten it, please email me at and give me a reminder. I've gotten two emails from coaches I should have sent stuff to a long time ago...

Coach Smith

ps. I don't want to jinx it, but there's a very good chance I'll be coaching in Florida next season. I've visited with a great coach down there who is commited to running the split back veer and I'm excited about the prospect of being a member of his staff. I'm not crazy about moving so far from my family members who are getting up there in years, but I'll know what I need to do when the time comes.