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spidermac
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So I was planning on running the Killer Bee this season, I had fooled myself I could run it with the players I had, and I was horribly wrong. We got drilled in our first game.

So after looking at last weeks film, I knew we had to do something different. So I started looking at the play books I had and opened up the 63....and said to myself, "Self, these defenses are similar, and I think I have the horses to run this."

So I moved some boys around, showed them the new positions and installed stack mode only (doing Red this week). The results were pretty darn good. We gave up 3 long plays, 2 of them were really bad angles taken by the DE and the Corner, both were sweeps that resulted in scores. The other was a delayed handoff up the middle off of Jet motion (pretty nice play actually) and the defense went with the jet motion. Those three plays netted the bad guys 112 yards, all three plays were in the first half.

They finished the game with 107 yards of total offense.

All in all, pretty pleased....got to work with one of the DE's, his alignment was a bit wonky, but I think one of my coaches told him the wrong thing. He also needs to be more aggressive. Also have to work angles with the CBs, their alignment is a bit different in this D, and in Stack Mode they are the last line of defense.

Oh, and we got the W too :).

None of them suck, they just haven't found what the kid is good at yet.


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TigerMOJO
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You running it again Spider? This is my 5th yr running this D and it has always worked really good for us!

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Right now the plan it to run it in conjunction with the Bee, situationally...after studying both over the off season, we think we can do it...

None of them suck, they just haven't found what the kid is good at yet.


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TigerMOJO
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I haven't even looked into the Bee. I wanted to but just havent done it yet. Seen it on film but never got the playbook.

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Wing-n-It
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I have run both and they are similar.

I think one of the reasons Clarks asked and sent me the KB when he first finished it to help run against it before he "put it out for public" was cause the KB and Jacks 6-3 are similar in a good amount and I ran Jacks D almost exclusively for many years.

We did switch in and out between them 2 for a year or so but I just kept going back to the 6-3. I just knew it better, I knew its strengths and weaknesses, I knew how to diagnose it better. Besides, when the KB first came out I was coaching 7-8 YOs and Clark didn't have a Bobblehead version yet.

He does now though right?

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Posted by: @spidermac

Right now the plan it to run it in conjunction with the Bee, situationally...after studying both over the off season, we think we can do it...

How well did this work (and I hope the answer is 'very well') ? I ask because I moved to North Georgia and know nothing about my opponents. I ran my version of the 6-3 last year except against one opponent that ran a spread (which I completely wasn't expecting at 8U). I was just wondering if it was easy for the kids to remember where to line up.

Thank you in advance for your insights!

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Posted by: @terrypjohnson

I was just wondering if it was easy for the kids to remember where to line up.

The coach makes it easy or difficult for the kids to remember where to line up.

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