Do You Struggle with the 3-3-5 Defense?

One of the nation’s leading experts on the flexbone offense has your answer.

Why do so many teams find their offense stunted in the face of the 3-3-5? Why is it some cannot move the ball consistently and others can’t move it at all? Why do so many find themselves at a loss for ideas when the time comes to make adjustments?

The reason is clear. Coach Payton Haynes discovered it through a long process of practicing and executing these concepts at the college level.

Most teams struggle with the 3-3-5 because they don’t have a sound plan for dealing with the unique challenges it presents.

What Coach Haynes Does Differently

The problem doesn’t seem to make sense.

The 3-3-5 looks like a lot of smaller, speedy guys running around with no discipline or gap integrity. You’d think it would be pretty easy to move the ball.

Still, hundreds of games are lost every year at the college and high school levels, because the 3-3-5 seems to turn a lot of traditional football logic on its head.

Coach Haynes has had a lot of success with this offense, and has his share of experience against the 3-3-5. In fact, during the 2012 season he helped William Penn University lead the nation in total rushing yards!

And the season before that? They led the nation in rushing yards per game!

So what’s his secret?

Just 4 Simple Concepts

The basic principles of his philosophy revolve around a handful of plays, and now he’s showing them to you.

Any coach can learn these and teach them to his players with ease.

Every defense has weak spots. This course will teach you how to find them.

What You Get

Coach Haynes has put together a presentation called 4 Plays to Defeat the Stack Defense.

It contains a whole hour of slides and video clips, as well as a BONUS downloadable workbook with all the concepts drawn up in clean, professional diagrams.


CLICK HERE to get it now!

– Alex Kirby

PS- Not only are you going to be happy with 4 Plays to Defeat the Stack Defense, the players on your team are going to be thrilled with the changes you’ve made!

Just knowing that this knowledge could be the difference between a win and a loss next season should have you reaching for that link right now!

Yes, I want 4 Plays to Defeat the Stack Defense!

A new wrinkle on an old favorite: The Ohio State run game

Urban Meyer is not an innovator, and that’s OK.

He’d be the first guy to tell you he didn’t invent any of the plays his teams run on Saturdays, but that doesn’t mean he’s any less of a coach.

In my opinion, being an innovator is overrated anyway, compared to all the other qualities needed to be a great coach.

(But that’s a whole nother conversation)

We all love to break down great teams and the little wrinkles they bring to the table, and Ohio State is no different.

Learn why the Buckeye run game is even more dangerous when the tight end doesn’t block anyone at all.

How Wade Phillips threw a wrench into the Panthers game plan

Hey, I’m back!

Just a quick update on some things that will be changing:

I’ve been brought on board with to head up the football section of their site, and a big part of that is writing regular content for all different places, including on the CoachTube blog.

I’m not gonna bore you with my life story, but to sum it all up, I’ll be doing a lot more writing now, and you’ll get updated whenever I get a new post out there, which, as it turns out, happened today.

So here are two things I want to let you know about on this Friday morning.

1. The first is that I wrote about a simple but effective strategy that Wade Phillips used to take away a big part of the Panthers game plan in Super Bowl 50.

You can read about that here.

2. The second thing is that CoachTube offers a free starter course for the Gus Malzahn Offense that features several videos from his popular clinic series.

Click here to start watching

3 Ways Green Bay Uses Randall Cobb

They say one of the hardest things to do in sports is to do what you’re expected to do.

What does that mean exactly?

Every year in the draft there are always those few guys who have all kinds of ability, and commentators love to talk about all the different things NFL coaches could do with them.

Unfortunately, for any number of reasons, those guys don’t have a great track record at the pro level.

Remember Percy Harvin? What about Matt Jones?

There are plenty of others who had the kind of skill set that coaches dream of, but they never could quite make it work the way they hoped.

Whether it’s mediocre quarterback play from the offense, a lack of creativity from the coaching staff, or they’re trying to force him into a position that he’s just not suited for, these things usually end with a lot of “what ifs.”

Randall Cobb is the exception, and not only has he survived, he’s thrived in his role as the X-factor for the Green Bay offense.

The guy played quarterback AND receiver in college, and did both very well. Instead of hampering him and weighing him down, it appears to have strengthened his game, and allowed the Packers to use him in ways they could use other players.

Wanna learn more?

Click here and read the whole thing

How to successfully (and unsuccessfully) attack Josh Norman in the passing game

Yes I’m writing about the Super Bowl again.

You know how much I love to talk about game planning for specific players? Well that’s exactly what today’s post is about.

Josh Norman will be playing in DC next year, but he had a lot to do with why the Panthers were so tough on defense last year.

So what do you do when you’ve gotta face a talent in the secondary like him, especially when your quarterback doesn’t have the same zip on the ball that he used to?

Well today I talk about three plays the Broncos used to attack his side of the field.

Two of them worked, one didn’t, but they all have something to teach.

Click here to read the whole thing

The dirty little secret about the trips formation…

Here’s something for all you defensive coaches out there, or maybe you’re an offensive coach who may not know how predictable you’re being. If you’re not taking this into account when you’re defending the trips formation, you’re at a big disadvantage.

I remember when I first learned this- and was immediately hit with a “no duh” moment.

In a flash I could remember the countless examples I’d seen over the years of watching film, but no one had ever put it into words until that moment.

Want to know what it is?

Click here to read the whole thing

A Legend is Born: Tom Brady’s Final Drive Against the Rams

Everybody remembers Tom Brady’s historic final drive to win his first Super Bowl against the Rams, but people forget a lot of the other pieces of the puzzle from that night.

​​​​​​​Take a look at the specifics of the drive, the coaching decisions involved, and some of the lesser-known names who played a huge role in a historic upset.

Click here to read the whole thing

Seth Price on the Tennessee Dual Read Play

Seth Price has been writing for a while at his site, and he’s always got great stuff for X’s and O’s guys to read, especially if you’re a Tennessee Volunteers fan.

I wanted to point his latest post to the readers of this site, since it’s very similar to a play many people saw Chip Kelly run against Atlanta in the first game of the year, where the offense pulls linemen in both directions and lets the quarterback decide where to go with the football.

Seth goes into detail and even includes video of the play in question, breaking down every player’s job.

He summarizes it very well near the beginning of the post.

The design of this play is simple. Both offensive tackles block down on the defensive ends, sealing them inside. Both offensive guards pull outside to block the outside linebackers. The center’s job is to control the nose tackle and not let him impact either the running back or the quarterback. On the strong side, the tight end has to get to the second level and block the middle linebacker. The point of this blocking scheme is to seal the edge on both sides. With the tackles blocking down and the guards pulling around, there should be room around the edge for a runner on either side.


You can read the whole thing here.

Make sure to follow Seth on Twitter here.

PS – I’ve got a new book out on the X’s and O’s of The Greatest Show on Turf.

You can get it here.

Saturday Links – May 31, 2014

  • Wall Street Journal article on why the Eagles prefer college graduates, and how much detail Chip Kelly goes into about a prospect’s education, and even why they picked their major.
  • Greg Bedard of has a fantastic article on Bill Walsh and his coaching tapes. It’s a long one but a good one.
  • College players have reached a settlement with EA Sports over the use of their likenesses. The number is $40 million, which seems a bit low.
  • Productivity hacks: Something we can all improve on, here’s an infographic from on little ways to streamline your day and improve your productivity.
  • This comes from the Veterans Day news cycle, but take a look at this veteran’s account of killing a German soldier in WWII, and how it has affected him ever since. Never forget to thank a soldier.
  • What if doctors could hit the “pause” button when dealing with time-sensitive injuries? That’s the idea behind a new set of medical trials dealing with what’s called “suspended animation.” Read more here.

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