Re: Defensive creativity
Over and over our coaches emphasized the need to simplify schemes and pointed out how it worked. We used different alignments at times, but if you noticed, our breakdowns didn't occur when we didn't have people in place, but when they missed assignments and tackles, bit on fakes, got caught flatfooted, reached with arms instead of moving feet, took bad angles, and sometimes didn't stay stout enough to seal edges. A few times, they got outrun. They improved, but the coaches stated that simplifying things helped them do the key things better.