Sometimes the most simplest things are still the best. I know we all look to challenge our offenses and defenses as coaches with exotic stuff that keeps everyone excited and the opponent off balanced.
But remember, winning football games comes down to execution and personnel no matter how simple or complex the scheme or play.
In the modern era of football, the team that blocks and tackles better, and protects the football will still win more games.
Below is a video of a simple 4-3 Cover 2 by Michigan in a game versus Purdue. You'll see on this play that Purdue motions out into an empty set, and Michigan adjusts nicely with the corner coming out on the running back.
At the snap, you'll see the Michigan defense in great position across the field, the backers have their heads on a swivel... covering bodies and not air. The left corner (#3) does a nice job on sinking with his head in the backfield, just waiting to smack the first flat threat on this 2nd and 6 play.
Tell your team to 'Win This Play' every time they're in the huddle, no matter how simple or complicated the scheme.
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