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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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Jun 23, 2017

Just a little walk down memory lane, back to the days of DVDs and DVD burners during the 2000’s.

The quality was definitely improved from the VHS exchange tapes. But DVDs came with their very own unique challenges.

Check out the first episode in this series, on the VHS days, right here: http://joedanielfootball.com/qc53/.

Jun 21, 2017

The Trap Play is one of the oldest plays in football. It’s a great play to use in any 2-back offense.

In the Inside Trap you’re going to be kicking out a Defensive Tackle most of the time. Check out this video for more on running the Trap Play: https://youtu.be/Anznn8oqm9I

The Trap is a great compliment to your outside running game. It’s a way to control linebackers. And one we use in the Pistol Power Offense System.

You can get my 3 video series on the foundations of the Pistol Power Offense System right now. Just visit http://pistolpoweroffense.com/podcast

 

Jun 19, 2017

Prowling is using pre-snap movement by your Linebackers to cause some confusion for the Offensive Line. It was really popular in the 2000’s with the Georgia Military College 3-5-3 Defense.

There are some basic rules for prowling that your linebackers need to know. And don’t over-use it. Your linebackers will be worn out by the end of the 1st Quarter.

We still teach prowling in the 33 Stack Defensive System, available as part of a JDFB Insiders subscription.

Click here to check out those GMC 3-5-3 Defense videos from Championship Productions.

 

Jun 16, 2017

I’ve been the video guy for most of my career in coaching. I’m into technology and it’s always appealed to me.

But there was a time when I did not get to take the laptop home and go to work. Back in my first few years of coaching, we were still doing everything on VHS Tapes.

You won’t learn anything from this episode of JDFB Quick Clinic. It’s more of a nostalgia thing. If you never lived through the VHS tape exchange, you might not get it.

But VHS was an important part of football coaching, for a long time. So in this episode, I’ll share some of my memories with them.

And their horrible, horrible quality.

Jun 14, 2017

Sprint Out Passing is a great way to change the launch point for your Quarterback. It adds another dimension to your offense, and it also really helps out a struggling offensive line.

Any team with an athletic QB can benefit from sprint game. But you’ve got to get the Quarterback outside for it to be successful.

In this episode of JDFB Quick Clinic, we look at how to protect your Sprint Out Quarterback so that he can threaten the edge.

You can get access to my exclusive video series on The Pistol Power Offense System right now at http://pistolpoweroffense.com/podcast. There is no charge, this full 3 video set is my gift to you. Thanks for listening to the Joe Daniel Football Quick Clinic!

 

Jun 9, 2017

Before you decide how deep the running back should be aligned in your offense, you have to understand the purpose of depth. It’s all about timing.

Which means your running back depth will be determined by a number of factors.

What offense do you run? How fast does your blocking take to develop? How quick is your running back?

Lots to think about, and that’s good. There’s infinite opportunity to tweak and adjust your running back’s depth and timing steps to get it just right. And you’ll probably need to do different things for different backs.

In this podcast I mentioned my interview with Coach Stan Zweifel, and you can listen to that episode here.

You can get access to my exclusive video series on The Pistol Power Offense System right now at http://pistolpoweroffense.com/podcast. There is no charge, this full 3 video set is my gift to you. Thanks for listening to the Joe Daniel Football Quick Clinic!

Jun 7, 2017

I don’t believe in teaching my players the right way to lose a play. So I don’t teach my guys to screw their shoulder into the ground when they’re getting the snot kicked out of them on a double team.

That doesn’t make my way right or wrong, but it’s important to understand. You defeat a double team by defeating one man, not two. And if you’re starting on our Defensive Line, you better be able to defeat one man more times than not.

Taking on double teams should be a point of pride for any Defensive Lineman. In today’s Quick Clinic, I’ll talk about how to make it happen.

In this episode I mentioned Rex Ryan’s book. It has a fantastic chapter on Defensive Line play that is worth every penny, no matter what you run: Coaching Football’s 46 Defense.

There’s also my Defensive Line Key Read Drill video. You can get access to the full video series here. (Watch the first video on that page, the sign-up will come up at the end)

Don’t miss out on my 4-2-5 Defense video series, which you can get instant access to right now. Sign up for Foundations of The 4-2-5 Defense System at http://425defense.com/podcast.  

Jun 2, 2017

This the third Quick Clinic on the different styles of old school option attack. In previous Quick Clinics, I’ve talked about the Inside Veer and Outside Veer as well.

The Midline Option might be my favorite football play. Though we’ve run it at times, and with some success, it never became a staple play.

Someday, I still think that it will. I absolutely love this football play. Listen to this episode of The Joe Daniel Football Quick Clinic to find out why!

Don’t miss out on my 4-2-5 Defense video series, which you can get instant access to right now. Sign up for Foundations of The 4-2-5 Defense System at http://425defense.com/podcast.  

 

May 31, 2017

Over-coaching your athletes might be the biggest problem coaches like us can run into.

You love the game. You’re not lazy. You’re actively engaged at your practice. And you see the details.

But that doesn’t mean constantly pointing them out to your players is the right way to get things done. In fact, it may slow the athlete down in their development.

Don’t miss out on my 4-2-5 Defense video series, which you can get instant access to right now. Sign up for Foundations of The 4-2-5 Defense System at http://425defense.com/podcast

May 24, 2017

Adding more movement to your defensive line can cause havoc for the offensive blocking schemes. And it doesn’t take as much as you might think.

Executing twist stunts is simple and involves teaching two skills: the Penetrator, and the Looper. Once your players know these two pieces of defensive line technique, they can execute all but the most exotic stunts.

Want to learn to use these stunts in your defense? They’re taught inside our 4-2-5 Defense System. You can get an introduction to the 4-2-5 Defense with my exclusive video series, Foundations of The 4-2-5 Defense System at http://425defense.com/podcast.

May 22, 2017

The Outside Veer continues to expand on your Option package. This play hits one man wider than the Inside Veer we talked about in the Quick Clinic on the Inside Veer Option.

The Outside Veer is great to use when you need to expand your attack and option a wider defender. It is particularly good with a 7-technique Defensive End in the 4-4 or 4-2-5 Defense.

One of my primary sources in putting this episode together was the Offensive Football Strategies book, a collection of older football coaching articles published by the AFCA.

May 17, 2017

Tackling circuits are a great way to get lots of reps on the single most important aspect of defensive football. And do it in a short time.

When you put together a circuit, it's important that you are trying to address only one significant problem with each drill. That will keep your practice moving along efficiently.

This is a great way to use your entire coaching staff, so that your players get to work with everyone. 

In this episode I also told you about a special gift for JDFB Quick Clinic listeners, my Foundations of the 4-2-5 Defense video series. You can get access now at http://425defense.com/podcast.

May 16, 2017

Taking it way back to the 1960's and the foundations of the Split Back Veer option offense. This is the original Triple Option run game.

And it still works today. Probably more so than ever. In different versions and variations, but we're going back to the beginning.

Split Back Veer is the Triple Option reading the first man over the Tackle. 

One of the resources I used in putting this together, and still one of my favorites, is the AFCA's Offensive Football Strategies manual. 

In this episode I also mentioned a special gift for JDFB Quick Clinic listeners, my Foundations of the 4-2-5 Defense video series. Visit http://425defense.com/podcast to get access now.

May 10, 2017

The only guy closer to the football than the Center, is the Odd Front Nose Guard. In your 33 Stack Defense or 3-4 Defense, the play of this guy is critical.

You can play him in two different ways. Either use a big, strong 2-Gap Nose Guard, or get your guy moving using slant calls. 

I mentioned an article from JoeDanielFootball.com on 3 ways to slant, you can check that article out here.

To get access to my complete 33 Stack Defensive System and the 3-4 Defense System, join JDFB Insiders.

May 8, 2017

What’s the worst feeling in football? Making a couple of huge run stops on the goal line. Only to give up that touchdown pass to a wide open receiver in the end zone.

Down on the goal line we put a heavy focus on stopping the run. But the pass is going to be an option for the offense, too.

Today on Joe Daniel Football Quick Clinic, I’ll talk about how to prepare your coverage to make the stop on the goal line - without sacrificing your run defense.

You can get an exclusive 3 Video Series on the Pistol Power Offense, as my gift to you, at http://pistolpoweroffense.com/podcast

May 3, 2017

There’s not a tougher situation in defensive coaching than defending the goal line. After all, you wouldn’t be in this situation if your team was playing great.

But the Goal Line Stand can be a huge momentum swing for your defense. And you entire team. Not to mention, the opponent.

In today’s episode of The Joe Daniel Football Quick Clinic, we’ll talk about lining up in your 6-3 or 5-4 Defense to shut down the run on the goal line.

You can get an exclusive 3 Video Series on the Pistol Power Offense, as my gift to you, at http://pistolpoweroffense.com/podcast

May 1, 2017

The game is over. But you’re still on the clock.

Whether it’s a tough loss or a big win for your football team, the coach is still responsible for setting an example of sportsmanship.

In this episode of The Joe Daniel Football Quick Clinic, I’ll give you my tips for how to handle the end of the game sportsmanship, no matter what the other team has done.

You can get an exclusive 3 Video Series on the Pistol Power Offense, as my gift to you, at http://pistolpoweroffense.com/podcast

Apr 26, 2017

In past episodes of The Quick Clinic, I’ve talked about Under Center and Pistol alignment for the Quarterback.

And they’re just that. Alignments. The alignment doesn’t change your entire offense.

There are certain advantages of using the different alignments. The shotgun alignment is no exception. But the advantages might not be what you’re thinking!

Listen to this episode of The Joe Daniel Football Quick Clinic to find out how to get the most out of Shotgun alignment for your Quarterback.

You can get an exclusive 3 Video Series on the Pistol Power Offense, as my gift to you, at http://pistolpoweroffense.com/podcast

Apr 24, 2017

I get this question a lot. Or this confuse, at least.

“Coach we run the 4-4 Defense. I like your 4-2-5 Defense but…”

What’s the real difference? It’s not too complicated. There isn’t one. Not a really significant difference, anyway. They’re just names.

Listen to this episode of Joe Daniel Football Quick Clinic to find out why!

I also mentioned another resource - the now infamous Episode 80 of The Football Coaching Podcast.

You can get an exclusive 3 Video Series on the Pistol Power Offense, as my gift to you, at http://pistolpoweroffense.com/podcast

Apr 20, 2017

It must be 7 on 7 Season. Otherwise how often are you going to use 2-Man?

If you’ve got a great passing team on the schedule this season, then the answer is… at least once. There is no better coverage for stopping the pass. There’s also no worse coverage for defending the run.

Running Cover 2 / Man Under coverage on your defense requires you to know how and why to use it. This episode will help you get the most out of your 2-man cover package.

You can get an exclusive 3 Video Series on the Pistol Power Offense, as my gift to you, at http://pistolpoweroffense.com/podcast

Apr 18, 2017

Why would you use the Pistol Alignment for your Quarterback? What are the advantages?

That’s the question I’m answering today in the Quick Clinic.

The Pistol alignment gives your Quarterback a little more room to see down the field. Without sacrificing the downhill run game that you would lose in a Gun alignment. 

Get instant access an exclusive Pistol Power Offense video series, my gift to you, at http://pistolpoweroffense.com/podcast

Apr 12, 2017

Today's episode comes from a JDFB Insider question about how to choose your best option at Quarterback. How do you decide which guy will be THE GUY for your football team?

I’ve identified two key factors in choosing a Quarterback. They may seem pretty obvious, but don’t forget them.

I mentioned Darrin Slack’s C4 videos, which you can find here: https://www.quarterbackacademy.com/product/quarterback-self-correct-system/

I’ll also talk about my favorite Quarterback Drill to help your players improve. It’s the Triangle Weight Transfer drill and it’s included in The Pistol Power Offense System.

Apr 10, 2017

There’s nothing more important for a High School Defensive Coordinator to figure out, than knowing who their best player is. But there’s more to it than just finding the kid with the most yards and touchdowns.

In this episode of The JDFB Quick Clinic, I’ll go through 5 things to look for when evaluating the opponent’s offense for their ‘best player’.

To go deeper on film study, check out Defensive Game Planning on Episode 188 of The Football Coaching Podcast.

Apr 5, 2017

The Jet Sweep is a great play. But not just because you get running really fast.

There’s lots of reasons to use the Jet Sweep. It can be a key component to your offense. To setting up your offense.

In this episode of The JDFB Quick Clinic, I’ll give you the 3 main reasons your offense should use the Jet Sweep Play.

We incorporate the Jet Sweep into our Pistol Power Offense System. You can get a Free Video Series at https://joedanielfootball.com/ppo.

Apr 4, 2017

I love the Miami 4-3 Defense. But there’s one guy who can’t play this thing without.

The Mike Linebacker in the Miami 4-3 Defense is going to be in a war against 2-back offenses. He’s the reason this defense is so tough on the option, too.

There’s some important qualities you need to look for, though! I’ll talk about them in this edition of The Quick Clinic.

Get the basics of The Miami 4-3 Defense with this article: Coaching the 4-3 Defense: The Basics

For more on The Miami 4-3 Defense, check out How To Coach The 4-3 Defense on The Football Coaching Podcast.

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