Defensive Strategy & Tactics: Situational Defense [Pt. 4]

Endzone defense, playing against a side stack, and more.

This is the fourth post in a subscriber series on defensive strategy, tactics, and countertactics, presented by Flik.

Now that we’ve laid the foundation of various defenses, we can begin to synthesize our knowledge into determining how to defend different offensive structures. Much of what follows has been discussed earlier in the series, but now we start to look at some specific situations — stopping side stack pull plays, defending the endzone, and more. We also address some offensive countertactics and subsequent defensive adjustments.

Let’s jump in.

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  1. Sion "Brummie" Scone
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    Sion "Brummie" Scone coached GB Open from 2010-2012, and also coached the GB World Games team in 2013, and the u24 Men in 2018. He has been running skills clinics in the UK and around the world since 2005. He played GB Open 2007-12, and GB World Games 2009. He lives in Birmingham, UK. You can reach him by email (sionscone@gmail.com) or on Twitter (@sionscone).

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