Defensive Game Plan to Stop the Spread and RPOs

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Dante Bartee
53 minutes
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In Defensive Game Plan to Stop the Spread and RPOs, Dante Bartee, Defensive Graduate Assistant for the University of California Bears discusses how to implement the various concepts discussed in his film series, as well as how to build a gameplan to defend Spread and RPO offenses. Coach Bartee provides insight in how to defend the run in these modern offenses, while still being able to defend the pass effectively. Additionally, Coach Bartee defines the schemes and terminology he uses, and how to implement these concepts into your defense. Finally, Coach Bartee hosts a “Chalk Talk” period to outline how to make in-game adjustments vs noted RPO Coach Rich Hargitt.

Topics covered include:

• Defending Spread and RPO Concepts
• Basics and Terminology
• Positional Responsibilities
• Defensive Alignments
• Formational Adjustments
• Gameplanning for Various Offensive Schemes
• Defending the Run vs. Spread Offenses
• Coverage Schemes
• “Chalk Talk” or Situational Adjustments