Georgia Tech Head Football Coach Paul Johnson on the Stack Defense and the Easy Stunt

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Georgia Tech Head Football Coach Paul Johnson on the Stack Defense and the Easy Stunt

From the Nike Clinic  


 
  • When #1 and #2 are stacked on the Playside Tackle, the Quarterback should expect the Easy Stunt.
  • The Easy Stunt is a 2-1 exchange where #2 tackles the B-Back and #1 tackles the Quarterback.
  • The Quarterback must be implicitly trained to read this.
  • If they do this, and the ball gets pitched, they are in a lot of trouble because of the speed of the action (comparable to a toss-sweep).
  • The Action Key must be tied up.
  • The Guard must get off on the Mike.
  • If #1 and #2 come hard from a Stack alignment, treat this the same as a blood stunt by having the Quarterback give ground and get the ball pitched.

The Easy Stunt with Blood Stunt-Like Speed. Quarterback takes the snap, seats the ball, hops into the Playside A-gap, points the ball, gives to the B, unless 2 runs through the B or 1 can tackle the B.  If so, the Quarterback and if #2 comes at him.  If so, the Quarterback gives ground and parallel pitches.  The key to this drill is to make the Quarterback urgently and accurately pitch the ball.  Whoever is responsible for the Quarterback is running a straight line to get to him in order to make him pitch. The Easy Stunt with Blood Stunt-Like Speed.
Quarterback takes the snap, seats the ball, hops…

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