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  • 4-3 Adjustments to Wing-T

  • Jack Johnson

    November 18, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Hi Coach,

    Thanks for all your great ideas with the 4-3 and quarters coverage. I especially like the multiple approaches to 3 X 1. I’m wondering how you adjust your defense versus Wing-T. Half of our league is spread, and the other half is Wing-T under center. How do you handle one-back with TE/Wing on one side and slot on the other? How do you adjust to 2TEs?



  • Eric Kasperowicz

    November 18, 2020 at 9:53 am

    No problem.

    We face a wing T team 1x per season usually.

    I could go into more detail later…but generally speaking vs. Wing T…LB’s read guards…safeties read the wings or cross read if your guy motions. We play with your DT’s alignments based on tendencies…shade to a 2i…or a 3 to a 4i…We will slant post snap to an Under front also. We will also gap exchange our DE’s with the LB behind him…Wing T is about misdirection…blocking down and kicking out.

    I’d be happy to jump on a call after our season to discuss.

    • doug.allison

      February 23, 2021 at 10:34 pm

      Hey Coach,

      I have a similar situation with half the district spread and then a Wing T and an UBSW team.

      Played our first game tonight. (COVID made us wait 60 some weeks since the last time we suited up). It was a spread team. We held the best team in the district to 8 points. Gave up one fatal play on a hot call where hot didn’t contain and delay high hole didn’t fill. Other than that it was an amazing difference from last season. Used lots of Burn, Flame, Devil 0 and some torch and oven. Oh and that dent technique has been a great way to spill!!

      Now we are playing a wing t team. Would love to get as much detail as your willing to give on the coverage to the TE wing side. And any suggestions as far as game planning. Bringing six was the answer against five Oline and no 3 man surfaces (10/20p). But I think we will need to have other bullets in our gun against 31/22p. Especially because I don’t know how to run All American blitz into a TE. Any suggestions on slanting, stunting, pre snap/post snap would be a tremendous help.

      • Eric Kasperowicz

        February 24, 2021 at 4:31 am

        Congrats…that’s awesome. I’m glad it went well for you…and for being the first game you guys will only get better!!! vs. TE/Wing you really only have 2 options…play man or a version of cover 2…and being there is so much eye candy…I would lean more towards cover 2. Traditionally…I don’t like to pressure the wing-T…at least not traditionally. I would scheme a few things up here and there…for instance if this guy goes in motion we might bring a corner…or if the other wing goes in motion we might bring that backer in the B gap or wherever.

        The whole thing with Wing T is they wanna block everybody down, pull a few guys and kick out. I just don’t like to bring 6-man pressures very often vs. Wing T. There is a time and a place…but i don’t make a habit of it.

        Pre-snap and post-snap movement are critical IMO…keeps them off guard. I’d spend my time planning for that. If you have some for sure tells you can scheme some slanting up…vs. gap scheme slant into down blocks.

        Last thing…make sure to heavy up your 5’s/9 techs…they must be ‘thick’ on the down blocks of the TE/Tackle, etc.

        Hope that helps and good luck!!

        Feel free to email me if you wanted to speak more on the topic.

  • Jack Johnson

    November 18, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Thanks, Coach. Good luck with the rest of your season.


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