On today’s “Deep Dive on Defense” series, Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns safeties coach Patrick Toney joins guest host Chris Vasseur to discuss simulated pressures. Toney covers everything from how they present difficulties for an offense to the specifics of beating certain types of protections. Toney also shares how they teach various techniques and how the sims and creepers can be used in various run game stoppers.
00:00 - Intro
01:18 - Coaching background
03:07 - Working with Ron Roberts
04:30 - Simulated pressures/creepers
07:01 - What makes simulated pressures difficult for an offense?
10:59 - Bluffing
15:43 - When to use simulated pressures and creepers
18:48 - Running in college
20:34 - When to avoid simulated pressures and creepers
22:32 -The Advanced Tackling System
23:06 - Percentage of sims and creepers to the rest of the defense
26:09 - Playing the run
30:30 - Pressuring with safeties
36:07 - Gap scheme/power counter
39:17 - Stopping 10 or 11 personnel RPOs
44:20 - Beating pass protection
52:49 - Beating big-on-big protections
57:48 - Beating wide-T protections
1:00:49 - Pressuring against boot
1:02:15 - How you install pressures
1:05:30 - Teaching defensive ends to drop
1:08:34 - One play to finish a game. What do you call?
1:10:24 - Outro
Deep Dive on Defense Series:
Your defense is only as good as each tackler. Equip your staff with a common language, a systematic teaching progression and evaluation tools to coach better tacklers.