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Coaching 101: The Fire Zone Blitz

Posted September 23, 2013
Updated September 24, 2013

Current Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is one of the best defensive minds in the game. In the 1980's he developed and perfected the zone blitz scheme, specifically the fire zone blitz which is the focus of this week's Coaching 101. 

Coaching 101: The Fire Zone Blitz Coaching 101: The Fire Zone Blitz

A fire zone blitz is a specific zone blitz in which the defense rushes 5 with a 3-3 coverage behind it — three deep defenders and three underneath defenders.

The zone coverage leaves all areas of the field covered in case the quarterback is still able to get a pass off with the blitz on.

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  • rastubar Sep 24, 12:57 p.m.

    Excellent Teaching. Coach Logan is one of the "Best" at what he does. He needs a coffee pot.

  • paintcan Sep 24, 11:05 a.m.

    Making a better fan out of me Coach Logan ! Now I'm boring the bleep out of my friends explaining your stuff to them !

  • KTs Insulin Wholesalers Sep 23, 8:23 p.m.

    Great stuff in this one.

    — Posted by Hokies94

    Yeah. WRAL needs to keep him on staff and get rid of that homer Tudor.

  • Hokies94 Sep 23, 7:24 p.m.

    Great stuff in this one.

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