Joe Daniel Football Quick Clinic

The Joe Daniel Football Quick Clinic is short, informative podcasts for American Football Coaches. I record them in the car on the way to practice, so you're not here for the audio quality. And if you're not a football coach, you probably won't like the show. Just a warning. If you are a coach... you're going to get some great ideas.
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Mar 29, 2017

You can align your Quarterback under center, in pistol or in the gun. Each alignment has advantages and disadvantages.


Under Center alignment is the traditional QB Alignment. Pistol and Gun have become much more popular in the last decade at the High School level.


In this episode of The Joe Daniel Football Quick Clinic, I’ll talk about why you should use the Under Center alignment for your quarterback.


Looking for a complete Offensive System that your team can actually afford? Check out The Pistol Power Offense System.


Don’t let the name fool you. We run from under center a lot.


Mar 27, 2017

When you’re running an Even Front Defense, there’s one dude that is hard to find. And completely irreplaceable.

The 3-technique Defensive Tackle, your strong Tackle, is extremely important. He’s the one true Defensive Tackle you need in a Miami 4-3 Defense. It’s hard to survive without him.

Big and strong. Low center of gravity. Active and athletic for his size.

One man cannot block him. Two men cannot move him. That’s the 3-tech.

We use a 3-Tech Defensive Tackle in the Miami 4-3 Defense and in the 4-2-5 Defense System. Both of those Systems are part of your JDFB Insider Membership.

Mar 22, 2017

One of the most important things for an Offensive Coordinator to know, is how many chances he has. You’ve got to know if it’s 4 down territory or not.

That’s a decision that needs to be made immediately. Not when you get to the 4th down situation.

Going into the game with a clear idea of how good your punt team is, or your field goal unit, will help you make the decision. But you also have to remain engaged with the game and sometimes… go with your gut!

With The Pistol Power Offense System, we have some great plays. But we have to know when 2 or 3 yards is going to be there, and when it’s not. Check out The Pistol Power Offense System at

Mar 20, 2017

I’m a really big fan of efficient in practice. There’s a time to teach and there’s a time to get reps.

We use circuits to get a lot of reps for the entire team, in a short period of time. It’s a great way to use your coaching staff.

Check out this episode to see how circuits can help speed up your football practice.

Inside JDFB Insider, within our systems and web clinics, I use a lot of different circuits you can check out. Click here for more information

Mar 16, 2017



Hurry Up, No Huddle offenses make everything a little tougher. On defense, we have to get the play in really fast.

That doesn’t mean you need to be one-dimensional. Just use one-word play calls! That concept goes great with the 33 Stack Defense, too.

For more on The 33 Stack Defense, check out these two articles: 5 Facts About the 3-3-5 Defense and 10 Reasons to Run The 33 Stack Defense

And get instant access to the Complete 33 Stack Defensive System here.

Mar 13, 2017

There’s a delicate balance. You want to get everything you can out of watching game film. You do not want to waste your entire life in a dark room every weekend.

In this episode of JDFB Quick Clinic I’ll share steps you can take to break down football film. Without breaking down your life.

I don’t think there’s a set system to this. It’s a lot of feel. But you’ll get some good ideas that you can use for your team.

Mar 8, 2017

Do you need to script your offense? I think so. I wrote about that in this article.

But how much should you script? Totally different question. The answer is, as always, it depends.

To find out how to put together your Game Plan and figure out which plays I’m scripting, check out The Pistol Power Offense System

Mar 6, 2017

Every coverage has a weakness. No matter what anyone tells you, there is no solution to that problem.

It’s the beauty of football.

That includes Split Field, Pattern Match coverages like our Quarters Coverage system. You just have to know where to attack it.

Check out this episode of The Joe Daniel Football Quick Clinic to find out where your Offense can attack Quarters Coverage to move the football down the field.

For the entire Pistol Power Offense System, including the Quarters Coverage beaters, check out

Mar 1, 2017

I love Quarters Coverage. Yes, I love Cover 1. I like a spot drop Cover 3 for the simplicity. But the beauty of Quarters Coverage is the answer.

Built in answers to absolutely anything the offense can do to you. This is a coverage package I learned from Shap Boyd and that has been a favorite for years.

Quarters Coverage is a pattern match coverage. It takes a lot of time to teach, but you’ll be happy you invested in it in the end.

Listen to this episode of Joe Daniel Football Quick Clinic, then check out How To Coach Quarters Coverage for a video that explains all the different checks we use.