Friday, June 17, 2011

Congrads to Coach Mel Mersberg the winner of the 521 Defensive Package!!!

Coach Mel Mersberg
HC-Inglemoor Junior Football
Winner of 521 Defensive Manual Give a Way

Coach Mersberg was the lucky winner of the 521 defensive playbook package. Congrads Coach Mersberg and enjoy your coaching pack.

Words from Coach Mel Mersberg after looking at Coach Cox's manual:

"As I stated in my previous email, this is my 4th year coaching youth football for Inglemoor Junior Football. We are part of the Greater Eastside Junior Football Association and we are located in Kenmore, Washington, a suburb north of Seattle. This will be my 2nd year as HC. Looking forward to the new defense, as we struggled last year with the DC43. I have read the 521 manual once through and will be re-reading again tonight. I love the simplicity and the breakdown of how to teach each level. Can't wait for the season to try it out."

Thanks again,

Mel Mersberg
Inglemoor Junior Football

We will check up on Coach Mersberg to see how the scheme is working out for his team and bring him back on to see how things turned out for him and his team.

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show/Moving the Chains!!!



Monday, June 13, 2011

One on one with Coach Cox-33 Stack Attack "521 Defensive scheme"

Coach Terry Cox
521 Defensive Scheme

Many of you may have seen Coach Cox's youtube clips of his DW system and also his defensive scheme. Coach COXBOX has been working hard in the lab to make a defensive system that will be effective for youth coaches at the same time easy to install. Coach Cox has dropped his 400 page 335 defensive playbook and wants to come on "Moving the Chains" to talk about his system. He will also give a way one free playbook to a listener of the show.

A special thanks go out to for supporting "The Red Zone Show" and "Moving the Chains!!"

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Triple Option talks with the founder of "Flexbone Assc." Coach Lou Cella!!!!

Coach Lou Cella
Flexbone Association

Mni Bio:
Founded Flexbone Association LLC in 2010. This is after current partner, Scott Jazdzewski started in 2007.

■ Flexbone Association LLC evolves to Flex Enterprises LLC in Fall-2011 as two additional businesses begin this fall.

■ Earns Sports Psychology doctorate in 2013, and is utilizing doctorate to expand Flex Enterprises.

■ Spent the last four seasons coaching football at the college level (Lackawanna College) and 11 seasons coaching at the high school level

Coach Lou Cella will talk to us aout the triple option and his site as well. Tune in for a great show. This week will be double header. 1st up is Coach Lou Cella on "The Red Zone Show"

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Chalk talks with Coach Scott Abell of Washington and Lee University!!!!

Coach Scott Abell
Offensive Coordinator of Washington and Lee University

Mini Bio:

Scott Abell is in his fourth season with the W&L football staff, serving as the team’s offensive coordinator. During his three seasons, the Generals have continued to progress offensively, culminating in the 2010 ODAC Championship and subsequent NCAA Tournament berth.

Abell's 2010 offense set numerous school and conference records for both rushing and scoring as the Generals averaged 438.8 yards and 35.3 yards per game. W&L produced six of the Top 10 single-game rushing efforts in ODAC history during the 2010 campaign, culminating in an ODAC-record 496 yards in a win over Catholic. For the season, the Generals rushed for a school and conference record 3,955 rushing yards for the season, ranking ranked fifth in Division III with 359.6 rushing yards per game average. The 388 total points score were also a school record, breaking the former mark that had stood for 60 years.

Abell came to W&L following six seasons as the head coach at Amherst County High School. During that time he compiled a 60-12 overall record and won three Seminole District Titles, while leading the Lancers to the 2006 and 2007 Virginia Group AA, Division 4, State Championship. Three times he was named the Seminole District and Virginia Region III Coach of the Year, while he received the State Coach of the Year Award after each of his final two seasons.

Abell, who served as the team’s offensive coordinator, quarterbacks and linebackers coach and strength and conditioning coach at Amherst County, is also the co-founder and co-director of the Central Virginia Coaches Clinic, a well-respected camp for over 150 high school coaches.

Prior to taking over at Amherst County, Abell spent four seasons as the head football coach at Liberty High School, turning an 0-10 team in 1998 into a Seminole District Champion in 2001. He has also been an assistant football coach and physical education teacher at Altavista High School (1996-97), Western Albemarle High School (1994-96) and Albemarle High School (1993).

Abell is a 1992 graduate of Longwood College with a bachelor of science degree in physical education and health. He also attained a master’s degree in administration/supervision from Lynchburg College in 2007.

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show

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Monday, May 30, 2011

"The Red Zone Show" making some major changes!!!

Over the next few weeks the changes I have been talking about are taking place as we speak. This will be a 4 part plan with the youth coach as my primary focus. Please email me any areas of concern and what you would like more of that is lacking in youth football. This is very important for the changes that are being made. Don't sit back and not say anything....we as a group can help improve youth football, but I need every coach to send me your input. This way when these changes are made you can really get the most out of this coaching network. My email is listed on my site. Just send me an email and let me know what your concerns are. So far I have gotten well over 60 replies. I want close to 500 before the final moves are made with this 4 part plan. Thank you all for your long term support.

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show

Friday, May 27, 2011

SW Symposium Round Table!!!!!

Many of you remembered the SW Conclave Invasion series that aired a few weeks ago. Well by the numbers that series was a hit. Now the round table format is the leading format (per the download numbers) since "The Red Zone Show" has been running. We have had the Wing T, Double Wing, and now we will have the SW Symposium Round Table Interview. I will have speakers from this event come on and give us a sneak peek at what will be covered at this event. Tune in to hear from some former guest like Dr. John Ward (Hall of Fame SW Coach) and Coach J. Barg, Coach Doug Kerr (Pres. of the NSWCA), Coach Thomas Culliton, and Coach Walter Siryk. Tune in this week to listen in on what will sure to be a great event. "The Red Zone Show". The best youth-hs football radio show for 3 yrs. and counting.

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show

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June 2011 Newsletter DC "Killer Bee" defense!!!! Coach Clark Wilkins

Check out this week's newsletter on the DC Killer Bee defensive system. This article was subbmitted by Coach Clark Wilkins aka Dum Coach of

You can click on this link or use the one on the left side of the blog enjoy.

Coach Hayes
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show


Special Thanks to for your support of "The Red Zone Show".

Monday, May 16, 2011

One on one with the Legendary Coach Bill Mountjoy covering pro style offensive attack!!!

Coach Bill Mountjoy

Mini Bio:


**Has 33 years of High School football coaching in Virginia – most of it as Head Football Coach at 6 different High Schools (including 6A state power Deep Creek HS in Chesapeake, Va, from 1982 thru 1986). Four of his former High School players played in the NFL, including “Parade All-American” James Farrior (2005 All-Pro Lber with the Steelers), AND “Parade All-American” Darren Perry (9 year starter at Free Safety for the Steelers, & now the Steelers’ Secondary Coach).

**Won the 1971 VAAC Private School State Championship at Huguenot Academy.

**Coached 5 years on the college level (including Passing Game Coordinator at CIAA Div. II Virginia Union University in 1995 & 1996). One of his former College players played in the NFL.

**Coached 1 year of Semi-Pro football with the Richmond Ravens. During the 1987 strike – the team sent 9 players to the Redskins (including starting QB Tony Robinson) – who helped the Skins go 4-0 during the strike – including a win over the Cowboys’ regulars!

**Currently serving as a consultant to Powhatan High School (2003 Virginia 4A State Champions & 2005 4A State runner-up); and Holy Spirit High School (2007 & 2010 N.J. State Champions).

**Coach Bill Mountjoy is a Life Member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), and has authored articles on football for Scholastic Coach, Texas Coach, Coach & Athlete, Gridiron Strategies, etc. He has spoken at many Clinics, including the 2006 & 2007 Mega Clinics.

Coach Bill Mountjoy will cover installing the pro style offensive attack at the youth level. See you all this week weds. @ 6:30 PM EST!!!

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show/Moving the Chains

Special thanks to as being one of the supporters of "The Red Zone Show".
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Notes from Coach Bill Mountjoy:

Basic Oneback Pro Formations

Basic Running Game Sequence (2 of our 4 basic plays)

Dropback Pass Protection

Basic 3 step Dropback Passes (great for Youth Ball)

Best Play Action Pass (off Counter)

Determining QB arm strength (needed to determine the SPLITS of the Wide Receivers)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Chalk talks w/ Coach Perry Thomas-D line play in 335!!!!

Coach Perry Thomas
HC Campbellsville University

Mini Bio:

Perry Thomas has completed three seasons as head coach of the Fighting Tiger football program.

Thomas inherited a program in 2008 that went 0-10 the previous year. After posting a 3-8 record his first season and finishing runner-up in the Mid-South Conference East Division in 2009 at 7-4, Thomas' program was named the No. 20 most improved program in all levels of college football and the No. 6 most improved in the NAIA. The Tigers finished 7-5 in 2011 and runner-up in the Mid-South Conference Wast Division. The Tigers also finished runner-up in the NCCAA Victory Bowl. This marked the programs 1st playoff appearance since 2001. The team won the NAIA Champions of Character Award for football.

As a first-year college head coach in 2008, Thomas coached the NAIA's leading rusher, Greg Fountain, who was his first NAIA All-American and later signed a pro contract in Europe.

Over the past two seasons, CU has had one NAIA All-American, six Mid-South Conference All-Conference selections, six All-Conference Honorable Mentions and 16 Academic All-Conference selections. The team had another 1st team All American this past season as defensive back Calvin Bini was named to the squad.

Before coming to Campbellsville, Thomas posted a successful, 16-year career as a high school coach in Kentucky, leading his team to the Kentucky State High School Football Playoffs each year he was a head coach. His 16-year record as a high school head coach is 133-64. His coaching career began in 1986 as a volunteer assistant at Allen County-Scottsville High School and he was an assistant coach for the Patriots in 1987. He then became defensive coordinator at Campbellsville High School from 1988-1991.

From 2000-2007, Thomas guided the Blue Tornado of Paducah Tilghman High School to a 70-31 record, including eight playoff appearances, five district championships, two regional championships and two state semi-final appearances. His 2007 team finished the season 9-5 and was eliminated in the state semi-finals 17-14 on a last second field goal by eventual Kentucky State Champion Louisville Central High School.

From 1992 through 1999 he was the head coach at Campbellsville High School where he compiled a 63-33 record. Thomas led the Eagle program to eight straight playoff appearances and had two district and one regional championship along with one state semi-final appearance.

Thomas has been named District and/or Region Coach of the Year nine times during his career and was named the 1993 and 1997 Kentucky Class A Coach of the Year by the Courier-Journal. He is a five-time coaching staff member of the Kentucky vs. Tennessee All-Star Team and was the Head Coach of the Kentucky All-Stars in 2006. Thomas was also a National Finalist for the American Football Coaches Association "Power of Influence" Award in 2005 and 2006 and received the Joe Russell Distinguished Leadership Award from the Western Kentucky Conference in 2003 and 2006.

We will cover d-line play for the 335 defense. See you all weds. night for a great show.

Campbellsville Hightlights

Campbellsville Hightlights part 2

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ppt. link:

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Chalk talks w/ Coach Ron Jenkins this month on "Moving the Chains!!!

Coach Ron Jenkins

If you have ever studied the west coast offensive system you have came across Coach Ron Jenkins. Coach Ron Jenkins written the west coast offensive bible "Coach the Mulitple West Coast Offense". Coach Ron Jenkins body of work with the west coast offense is well known. He has studied this system from some of the greatest minds to date. Coaches like Norv Turner, Sid Gilman, and Mike Martz. We also can't forget two late great legends Don "Air" Coryell and Bill Walsh. Coach Jenkins who don't do many interview agreed to come on and breakdown the WCO and how to install this system at the youth level. This will be a 3 part series with Coach Ron Jenkins. Make sure you tune in for an one on one sit down with Coach Big B and Coach Ron Jenkins.

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-"Moving the Chains"

Interview Link

ppt. (1)

ppt. (2)

Basic QB Reads-Part 1

Basic QB Reads-Part 2

Thursday, April 28, 2011

SW Conclave Invasion Part up Coach Barg!!!

Coach Jim Barg

Mini Bio:

Coach Jim Barg has been a Youth Coach for 14 seasons. Coach Barg has coached all ages from 8-18 years old. In 2008 Coach Barg helped with Holley Hawks and became the JV Head Coach 2009 & 2010 for the Holley Hawks. Prior to installing the direct snap double wing the Hawks had a 2-40 record. Once this system was installed the team record improved to 15-4 record. So after The Holley Hawks were co champions in 2009, and Section 5 finalists in 2010. Coach Barg has been a presented at the Single Wing Conclave twice and at the National Single Wing Coaches Association once. All of Coach Barg team’s together youth and High school have a 41-14-4 record with direct snap double wing/single wing. Coach Barg will speak on his direct snap double wing formation called “Dog” as well as my unique perspective of coaching at the youth and High School levels.

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show

Interview link:


Monday, April 25, 2011

One on one with Dr. John Ward Part 2 of SW Conclave invasion!!!!

Dr. John Ward

Mini Bio:

Dr. Ward has thirteen years of college coaching experience which includes stints as a Running Back and QB Coach/Offensive Coordinator at schools such as Kentucky Wesleyan, Lindenwood College, and Middle Tennessee State University. He has served as a Defensive Back, Linebacker Coach/Defensive Coordinator at programs like Buena Vista University, Lindenwood College and his alma mater, Appalachian State. Coach Ward also served as a Head Baseball Coach during nine of those years. At the college level he has over 200 wins.

Coach Ward’s 1999 Port St. Lucie Jaguars battled for the District 11- 5A Championship in their last game. This was accomplished in three short seasons despite having to start over twice because of district attendance- realignment and having taken over a Jaguar team with only 4 wins in its previous 4 seasons. In his first year at the helm his Bronson High Eagles won 6 games and went to the FHSAA play-offs for only the second time in the 52 year history of the football program.

Since returning to North Carolina’s high school ranks Coach Ward has served as the Head Football Coach at Harnett Central (2002-2003) and at Union from 2004-2006. In those 5 years his teams have posted an overall record of 52 wins and 20 losses. His teams have been to the play-offs all six years and posted 10 post-season victories. Included in these were Union teams that lost out in the Semi-Finals in both 2004 and 2005.

Dr. John Ward will come on and talk about his "Spinner and Half Spinner" series. Make sure you have you calender clear for this one because it's rare when a Dr. make a house call.

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show

Interview link:

Monday, April 18, 2011

Singlewing Conclave invasion!!!! 1st up Coach Leonard Johnson.."Hammer" offensive system!!!

Leonard Johnson
Head Football Coach - Scott's Branch High School-Summerton, SC

Responsible for all aspects of the football program. Turned around a program that was 0 - 31 over three years to making 5 playoffs appearance, 3 State Championship Finals, Winning in 2008 and 2010 and Runner Up in 2009 and a strong contender in Class A football in the state of South Carolina. Also during this time we have placed 15 athletes in various colleges with scholarships. Prior to this we had only 1 student athlete who had gone and graduated from College over a ten year period.

This is the 1st of 3 part installment of the Singlewing Conclave. If you missed the clinic don't worry "The Red Zone Show" has you covered. Tuen in to check out Coach Leonrad Johnson's "Hammer" offensive system.

Show link:

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The Art of Shifting Cut Ups

2011 Season Cut-Ups

Monday, April 11, 2011

This month's newsletter posted!!!! "Adding the Option to your Wing T Attack!!"

Coach Stadem's Article this month
"Adding the option to your Wing T Attack!!!"

Special thanks to Coach Stadem for suppying this month's newsletter. You can click the newsletter logo on the site to view this month's newsletter. Special thanks to for supporting "The Red Zone Show".

Chalk Talks w/ Coach Jeff Teed!!! (Topic: 4-3 defensive scheme)

Coach Jeff Teed

12 year playing experience

26 years coaching experience:

- Coached at youth, modified, jv, varsity and minor league level

- Worked as Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Defensive Coordinator, OL

Coach, DL Coach RB Coach

- 2010 Selected as All Star Coach in the NAFL, worked as Defensive

Coordinator in 27-6 win over AFC All Stars

Current Owner and Head Coach of the Finger Lakes IMPACT. We play in the NFA!!!

Coach Jeff Teed will talk to us about the 4-3 defensive scheme so we can apply this system at the youth-HS level. Please tune in for a great show with Coach Teed on "The Red Zone Show". The best youth football radio show on the web!!!

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show

Interview Link:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

One on one with Coach Wilmesherr covering zone blocking concepts!!!

Coach Ken Wilmesherr
Zone Blocking Concepts!!!

Mini Bio:

Ken Wilmesherr is the offensive line coach at Grossmont Junior College in El Cajon, CA. In his tenure on the staff of the Griffins, Wilmesherr has developed All-Americans, All-State selections, and All-Conference players. During that period, a number of his linemen have received scholarships to continue their college playing career at four-year universities. Prior to accepting his present position, Wilmesherr spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA. Over the course of this coaching career Wilmesherr has authored numerous articles on various aspects of offensive line play, as well as become a sought-after clinic speaker.

The offensive line is one of the most important areas of football that is overlooked often. I looked for some of the best offensive line coaches I could find to come on the show to help us improve in this area. Coach Ken Wilmesherr is well known with his work on offensive line play. He will come on to talk about zone blocking concepts and key areas of concern when installing zone blocking concepts. Tune in 4-6-2011 at 6:30 PM EST to sit in on this online clinic working on zone blocking concepts on "The Red Zone Show".

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show

Interview link:

Power points:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

One on one with O-Line Coach of Hampton Uni. Coach Jason Eck this month of MTC!!!!!

Mini Bio:
Jason Eck is entering his first season at Hampton University as the Offensive Line Coach.

He comes to Hampton from Ball State University, where he served as the Offensive Line Coach for the 2009 & 2010 seasons. In his second year, the Cardinals trimmed their sacks allowed from 30 to 16, which was good for 2nd best in the Mid-American Conference.

In 2007 & 2008, Eck served as the Co-Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line/Tight End Coach at Winona (MN) State University. He helped Winona State to a 10-2 overall record in 2007, when they won the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship and qualified for the NCAA Division II Playoffs. Eck coached 6 1st-Team All-Conference selections at Winona State, including 1st Team All-American Nick Urban, who attended training camp with the Minnesota Vikings.

Eck’s first full-time coaching job was at the University of Idaho. He coached the Offensive Line under Head Coach Nick Holt for the 2004 & 2005 seasons, and then transitioned to Tight Ends Coach and Recruiting Coordinator under Dennis Erickson in 2006.

In 2002 & 2003 Eck served as the Offensive Graduate Assistant at the University of Colorado. He helped Colorado to the 2002 Big 12 North Championship under Coach Gary Barnett.

Eck started his coaching career at his alma mater under the tutelage of Barry Alvarez. He was there for three seasons, including 1999 when the Badgers won the Big Ten Championship and beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

Eck graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1999 with a B.A. in Psychology. He went on to earn a Master’s in Business at UW in 2001, while serving as a Graduate Assistant Coach. After originally joining the Wisconsin football team as a walk-on, Eck earned a scholarship before the 1997 season. As a senior, Eck was named UW’s Athletic Board Scholar for Football, and made the 1998 Big-Ten Academic All-Conference Team as the Badgers won the Big Ten Championship and beat UCLA in the Rose Bowl.

A graduate of St. Pius X High School (Class of ’95) in Atlanta, GA, Eck is married to Kimberly Eck. They have three children, Quentin (8), Jaxton (6), and Palmer (1). His father, Jay Eck, was a college basketball coach for over 20 years with stops at Toledo (Head Coach), Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Bradley, Pitt, Loyola of Chicago, and Towson.

Topic: "O-Line Drills to improve toughness and enhance fundamentals."

Interview link:

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-Moving the Chains!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

The people's top pick in ratings...Coach Tim Murphy tonight "live"!!!!

Coach Tim Murphy
Mini bio:

Coach Murphy has coached football for 13 years. He was the defensive coordinator at Mt. Diablo HS and Head Coach at Ygnacio Valley HS before coming to Clovis East. His teams have won 9 league championships and 3 CIF championships. He has been coach of the year 3 times. Coach Murphy went to College Park HS and was a two-time All-League DB and WR, ran Track and played Baseball. After HS he played strong safety at UC Santa Barbara. He is the author of two books and several videos on the Double Wing Offense and 4-4 Swarm Defense.

Coaching philosophy: "Teach kids that the best things in life come from working hard and never quitting no matter how difficult the task."

Coach Murphy will come on and talk about some of the new wrinkle he has added to his double wing scheme. Get ready for one hell of a show on the best youth football radio show on the web.."The Red Zone Show". You made his interview w/ Coach Val number overall in ratings. So enjoy your treat tonight on "The Red Zone Show".

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show

Interview link:

Another partnership added to "The Red Zone Show"!!!!

Jerry Campbell Football and The Red Zone Show Partnership!!!

Late last night two friends locked in a partnership for years to come. has offered a partnership with "The Red Zone Show" last night. This deal is special to me because Coach Jerry Campbell supported the show more ways than anyone may know. He was the 1st to open his forum to my show, supplied my show with manuals for free give a ways, spread the word about the show to other coaches so the show could get more exposure, and when his site was up dated he dedicated a personal section on his site for "The Red Zone Show". The more partnerships the show pick up, the more I can do for the listeners of the show. YFBCA, Jerry Campbell Football, and The Red Zone Show covers coaches with everything they need in order to become the best coach you can be.. More info about this new partnership is fourth coming.

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show
"The Best Youth Football Radio Show"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Adding the bubble screen to your youth football offensive scheme"

"Adding the bubble screen to your youth football offensive attack"

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show

I went to the Mid-Atlantic Wing T Clinic last weekend and enjoyed every minute of it. The venue was awesome and Coach Phillips ran a 5 star event no question. During one of the lectures one of the speakers mentioned that he wasn’t a big screen guy. He had a few screen plays in his packages, but he didn’t use screens as much as others would or do. I spoke with a few youth coaches off the air and I had noticed that most youth teams don’t use any form of screens in their play calling. Most coaches feel the use of screens at the youth level isn’t worth the time of effort of installing. The use of screens can be very useful to any offensive attack when used properly. The reason why screens should be used is because of 4 reasons:

(1) It allows you to take advantage of blitz heavy youth defensive schemes

(2) It allows you to get your key player in open space

(3) Use of screens can be an extension of your rushing attack

(4) Quick passing play that don’t take long to develop

The main reason why I enjoyed using screens at the youth level is putting a youth defender in a situation that he has to make an open field tackle. When I studied screens there was one that was effective for my squad last season. This screen was the bubble screen. This screen could be used where you could have a back leak out in the flats, or a quick pass to an isolated wideout. Most teams don’t use press coverage, will allow you to get anything underneath, and don’t practice pass techniques enough within our tight time frame with their youth players. When I looked at screen plays the bubble screen took the least amount of time to install and didn’t cost me anything with blocking up front. I will show you a bubble screen play we used last season that was a good play for us in any situation.


Not even screen will break for 80 yards!!!!

Understand that when you use any screen play in a perfect world you would love to take a 2 yard pass to the house. The key to using screens is to get 3-4 yards. If my player picked up more than that I was fine. The way I used the bubble was to force the defense to account for every player on the field. I refused to allow any team to stack the middle without making them pay dearly for it. The bubble screen allowed me to get my stud in open field and make a play. I would use players that can make the 1st man miss by quick open field moves and getting behind his pads to finish off the run when he get hit. Most coaches I seen use screens would dump the play quickly when the play don’t turn big yards. The bubble screen should be used to help move the chains and if the player miss the open field tackle you will get interest on your investment. You must be patient and work it in within your play calling. Too many times people will file 13 a play if it don’t generate big yards. If my players get my 4 yards a play I take that any day of the week.

Trips Yo-Yo Bubble Screen
Hybrid Wing T-Jet Sweep Series

You can run the bubble screen from any formation you want. When you use compressed sets like double wing sets the leaking the fullback to the flats is a great play if you have been beating your opponent up well inside. If you use some sort of spread attack 2 x 2 or trip sets the bubble is a great way to put a team in conflict. You must hit the un-covered wideout and make them account for him every play. Last season we ran the Hybrid Wing T from pistol depth. We ran a jet sweep based series. We would flex out FB out along with out TB and SE. The FB would be the outside wideout, the SE would be in the middle, and then the TB. We would run jet sweep to the raw TE side with our QB. The TB would fake jet and lead and kick out the DB for the QB when we ran to the raw TE side. We would also run power with the QB with the jet fake underneath. We have seen that by us being in pistol it forced teams to send pressure from the edge. We would show double tight or a our base formation “Ace” and then flex to trips. When we made this shift only one team in our league would slide a defender over to the trip side last season. This allowed us to have numbers outside. The influence of the jet would force the defense to flow to the jet action. Once they would slide to the jet action we would attack the bubble screen with our FB that was within the bunched trips alignment. Since our QB was in pistol he had enough time to set up and drive the screen route.

Trips Alignment from left to right with rules:

FB: Bubble Screen (Take 1 jab step forward, and 2 steps back facing the QB for bubble)
SE: Crack Block 2nd level defender (OLB)
TB: Run jet fake and yo-yo back to kick out DB
LT- WB: Jet Sweep blocking rules
QB- Fake to TB and drive the bubble screen pass

What we found out was when we ran the yo-yo motion it allowed us to get flow away from the bubble and pick up another blocker. We also only had to teach the SE and TB to pick up key blocks. This cut down on teaching anything new up front and made this add painless. Then when the TB yo-yo back towards the DB he was in perfect position to crack the DB. The DB in most cases would chase the jet backside or sitting reading the backfield. The SE has a crack call in our jet sweep system anyway. So this was an easy adjustment for the SE with the bubble screen.


You will get plenty of looks when you run jet sweep. When we saw that the OLB followed the TB we would add a “Ride” fake to this play then still run the bubble. Our QB and TB knew this and it was an option that they could run without us signaling this in. This can be done with drills during your offensive sessions at practice. We would have our OLB mix up his reaction. My assistant coach would mix up the OLB calls so this would help the TB and QB know what to do. This helped our kids with their reads and made it second nature for them. This adjustment only took 3 minutes in one practice to get in. Then we would add this to our series prep during the week.

If the OLB shade the trips side and jump the bubble the QB would pull the ball down and run the ball where the OLB have moved from. This was also added in our practice sessions around week 3. This made our bubble play harder to defend. We just didn’t want to get negative yards on the play. One game our QB broke a 35 yard run when the OLB jumped the alley of the bubble. (This team had scouted us 2 weeks before our game that week.)

You can also tag your players and rotate who would run the bubble as well. If you run it to your TB you can use the yo yo motion and have the FB stalk the DB. The SE would use his crack call on OLB. If you wanted to hit your SE you would allow the FB to crack 2nd level and the TB would kick out DB.


There are 4 things that made this play a great add for us.

(1) Was in pistol depth
(2) Flexed our formation to trips to put the defense in conflict
(3) Use PA to generate flow away from our bubble
(4) Being proactive with offensive adjustments to keep the defense off balanced

The bubble screen allows you to take advantage of aggressive defensive coordinators that like to send heavy pressure. The use of the bubble with other play action pass plays can keep any team off balanced and force defensive coordinators to account for every player/alignment. I hope this play can help other coaching staffs as it did for us. This is a play that the kids loved and mesh well with our offensive system.

Samples of bubble screens:

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show/ Moving the Chains

(Diagrams provided from,, )

(youtube vid provide by Coach Bruce Eien a former guest of The Red Zone Show)

For more information on passing concepts check out

One on one with Coach Lee: Teaching and enhancing DB Play!!!!

Coach J. Lee

Mini Bio:
Joseph Lee Jr., is a Coach, Author, Teacher, Entrepreneur and Inventor. Since a young age Coach Lee has shown the courage to express his unique and unusual teaching style. After his playing career he successfully transitioned to the Coaching business and proceeded to invent Coach Lee's New Football Key System (CLNFKS) in 1971.

Since 1971 he has turned around struggling football programs and individual play, within just 24 hours of hearing his system (see Featured Clients page). His unique key system allows defensive players to see the game of football unfold before their eyes in slow motion thus instilling calmness, maturity, and discipline 100% across the board. His key system is a unique invention in that he is the only technique coach who teaches these unique techniques.

With this his book “THE Blueprint for the Ultimate Defensive Back,” he hopes to bring his unique teaching to the masses and provide your team with a seeable edge.
Coach Lee, Ali Sarkeshik,  and NFL DB Cletis Gordon will come on and sit down with "The Red Zone Show" family and talk about DB play. This is another area that don't get enough attention during the time we work with our kids. Coach Lee has a system that changes the way DB's play the game and the use of keys to enhance their ability to know what the offense is trying to do. This is a must hear interview.
Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

One on One with Coach Mike Pope: Importance of Offensive Line Play for youth football.

Coach Mike Pope

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Coach Mike Pope will come on and talk about the importance of offensive line play. He will also give us tips on how to improve in this area that is overlooked by most youth football programs.
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Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

PSO and Mid-Atlantic Wings and Things Clinic this weekend!!!!

Those coaches that are a fan of the pistol spread option check out Coach Pratley's PSO clinic coming this weekend in the metro area.

This weekend I will be at The Mid-Atlantic Wings and Things Coaches Clinic. This clinic will be held in VA. If you're in the area stop by and enjoy the line up that Coach Phillips has set up on both sides of the ball.

This weekend has two great events that you can attend. Sign up now before this weekend.

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Chalk talks with Coach Christian Vitale-Topic: Special Teams

Coach Christian Vitale

Coach Christian Vitale is the CEO of Coach Vitale teaches special teams with passion and covers every single detail when it comes to special teams. Coach Vitale is not just any coach. His passion for special teams and teaching it correctly he resigned from his job. Now he offers free clinics and personal sessions for kids to help in special teams play. Coach Vitale put 100% into where his heart lies and that's teaching our youth the keys to special ops aka special teams. Tune in for a great one on one chalk talks with Coach V on "The Red Zone Show".

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Writers wanted for newsletter!!!!

Anyone that is interested in submitting articles for "The Red Zone Show" newsletter please email me. All rules for being a writer will be sent to you via email. This newsletter is geared for youth-HS football coaches. Thanks in advance and those that are interested in being on the newsletter listing, and have suggestions on what you would like in the newsletter please email me as well. This newsletter need to get out prior to the football season. This way all coaches can use the info for this upcoming season. Thank you all.

PS- Your email addresses will not be sold or given in an exchange. You will not be spammed and your information will be safe.

Coach Big B

The Red Zone Show/Moving the Chains update!!!

The Red Zone Show/Moving the Chains updates!!!!

Singlewing Conclave Chalk Talk sessions!!!!

A supporter of the show locked in 4 guest that spoke at the Singlewing Conclave event that just passed. These are the future guest that will be coming on the show soon.

Leonard Johnson
Single Wing/double wing
HC Scott Branch HS

James Barg
OC Holly HS
Holly NY
(Direct Snap Double Wing)

John Minteer
OC Osbourne HS VA
Single Wing/Spread

Dr. John Ward
OC Cape Fear Senior HS
Single Wing/ Spin series Guru

Thank you Coach Pringle for sending these fine coaches this way and getting the word out about the show. Time and dates will be fourth coming. So far one coach has already confirmed coming on.

Coach Big B
Host/Producer-The Red Zone Show/Moving the Chains