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Jim Sutrick

Defensive Coordinator
Puyallup High School

Home phone: (253) 804-8399

Email: coachjsutrick@earthlink.net
Defending the Wing T

Understand the Wing T Offense.


 Designed to create conflicts -
 through multiple formations with the
use of motion or shifts;
 with the threat of an outside run, an
inside run and an off tackle run on all
actions;
 with the use of misdirection with
multiple counters and blocking
variations;
 with the threat of multiple option plays
with a power running game to
compliment misdirection; and
 with play action passes to and away
from flow.
 Base Wing T block is down – kick out
 Be sure you are able to adjust quickly
to formations where you are out manned
(i.e. unbalanced).

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Wing T Keys

 Use not as hard and fast rules but as


tendencies.

Formation Key (by play)

- To Wing

Trap Down Sweep


Gut Trap & Down
Option

Sweep Down Trap


Trap & Down Gut
Option

- To HB
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Trap Belly Sweep
XCross Belly Option
Waggle

Sweep Belly Trap


Belly Option XCross
Waggle

Motion Key (Over or Thru)


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- Wing T usually has a high tendency to
run to TE/Wing side, with motion, tendency is
to motion direction.

- Motion tends to favor run vs. pass,


especially over motion.

Buck Sweep Down Gut Trap


Down Option

Slot Key
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- Slot balances run game, but pass side is
limited away from slot.

Wing Slot Key

- Wing Slot has an inside running game


(trap/gut) and Option/Reverse running game.

Guard Key
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- “The guards take you to the play”. True
reads on Drive, Down, Reach, Trap and Pull.

False Guard Key plays

- MLB to Wing side reads through to FB.

(Belly X; Buck Away; Sweep Opposite, etc.)


Our Wing T Game Plan
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 Starts with the OLB and DT’s. Stay
flat on reach blocks; Squeeze down
blocks; & Spill kick out blocks.

W Bl L Br St

 MLB’s read guards. Replace


defenders across your face (color in the
hole).

W Bl L Br St

B S

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 Our base package MUST be the plan.
No tricks or schemes.

Base

W Bl L Br St

B S

Base vs. Wing T

W Bl L Br St

B S

 Use multiple fronts.


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Our Front Package

5-2 SLIDE 5-2 OVER

C FS FS
C
SS B S SS B S
C C
W Bl L Br St W Bl L Br St

5-2 EAGLE 6-2 Heavy Eagle

C FS
FS
SS B S C B S
C C
W Bl L Br St W Bl H L Br St

 Slant to wing or motion on calls.


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To Wing (Rip call)

W Bl L Br St

B S

To Motion (Liz call)

W Bl L Br St

B S

Know your opponent (staff and tendencies).


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Sample Game Plan
2005 DEFENSIVE GAME PLAN
Puyallup (10-0) vs Everett (7-3)

FRONTS STUNTS COVERAGES

Base Pinch Spike Cover 1


Over Slant Aggie Cover 3
Slide Crash Smash Cover 4
Eagle Aggie Jet Cover 4 In
Heavy Sam A/B Mike A/B Drop
Heavy Eagle Storm Vik Mask
Loop

FORMATIONS
Strength to TE side. If Double Tight, Strength to Boundry or Lucky.

Tight Wing Tight Slot Run 100% Slot Far Backs Run 67% Trips Pass 86%

Tight Slot Run 77% T Run 100% Wing T Run 88%

GAME CALLS AND CHECKS


Bull Anytime Bull's alignment puts him in a 3 or 5 tech with no TE to his
side, he will move to a wide 3 tech and read the guard.

Trips Check Cover 4 In, Slide. Check Aggie Strong with Motion to Empty.

T with TE Check Base, Spike.

T Wing T Slot Check Base, Slant to Motion.


and Tight Slot

Slot Far Backs Check Cover 3, Slide. See examples for pass coverage.

End Over or Check "Move". Move one man to overloaded side. Front 5 play head
Unbalanced up except for OLB over Wing plays normal.

Bunch Trips Stud Jets through flexed TE into #3 and forces sweep inside or to
bubble back.

Base vs. Trap


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St Br L Bl W
C
S B F

$ C

Base vs. Belly

St Br L Bl W
C
S B F

$ C

Base vs. Buck Sweep


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St Br L Bl W
C
S B F

$ C

Base vs. Waggle

St Br L Bl W
C
S B F

$ C

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5-2 Defense vs. Wing T plays (video)
- Trap
- Belly
- Buck Sweep
- X Cross
- Waggle Pass

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