Defence for Strong Teams
teams vs. Fast teams: This
first example is used when you play against weaker but faster teams.
The most important thing about defence when your opponent is fast is
to have a deep defence. But you don't want to back of completely
instead you want to be ready on offence AND have a stabile defence.
The best defence is offence. So if your opponent makes a mistake and a
turn over takes place you can quickly turn from defence to offence.
It`s very important to make
good use of your strength, so always set up a strong line of players
on your front line. This has two advantages. First it forces your
opponent to use the side lines, the best thing about forcing your
opponent towards the side lines is that the opponent won`t be able to
attack with as many players as he want to. The worst thing that can
happen when playing against fast teams is that your half is invaded by
allot of fast players. If this happens you wont be able to cover them
all properly and this is exactly what a fast team coach wants to
happen. Because all he have to do if this happens is to use his
thrower to make a pass and run for the end-zone, and you will have no
chance to catch up. So force your opponent towards the side lines
where you will have some kind of control over his/her offence. The
second advantage about having a strong front line is that if your
opponent fumbles and there is a turnover you can use the front line to
smash through your opponents defence and hopefully, if you are very
lucky, grab the ball. If you can`t reach the ball don`t get to excited
and move all your players to the opponents half, instead you should
only move some players to put some pressure on your opponent, but
always keep a steady defence.
Below you can see how I usually
set up my defence against fast teams. It may vary depending on who
your opponent is.
B = Blocker
L = Lineman, Beastman
BM = Big Monster
Yellow Squares = Tackle Zones
As you can see on the chart
above the Blocker and the Lineman, in the side lines, are one square
away from the halfline on the field. This is done to force the
opponent to use his blitz move on one of these. Because this is the
only way to get through on your side of the field. So instead of
getting blocked in the first round they will be a great annoyance to
your opponent. The front line is very tough as you can see. With two
blockers and a monster anyone with some self preservation will give up
the idea of getting through there. The Linemen in the back of the
field act as "cleaners". If some enemy players get through
to your end of the field they will take them out.
Strong teams vs.
Strong teams: If
your opponent is of equal strength the only change you have to make is
to move your defence forward to increase your smashing ability. One
important thing when playing against teams with equal strength is to
choose your blitzing and blocking targets wisely. Always try to get
two blocking dices, and always play an offensive game even if you are
playing defence, with that I don't mean that you should charge your
opponents zone with all you got, but instead use four-six players to
hunt the ball and generally cause allot of confusion in your opponents
half. This will stop your opponent from getting a organized attack
together, and then it`s just a matter of time until your opponent will
make a mistake and you`ll have a wonderful chance of scoring a
touchdown, with so many players in your opponents zone.
Here is one example how your
defence could look like.