Oregon’s Hybrid 3-4 Attacking Defense: The “Fire” Zone Blitz


Oregon’s Hybrid 3-4 Attacking Defense: The “Fire” Zone Blitz

Charles Fischer
Reported by Charles Fischer on July 24, 2012
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Oregon’s Hybrid 3-4 Attacking Defense: The “Fire” Zone Blitz

HOW does Oregon put pressure on opponents through our new Hybrid 3-4 Defense?
What are the major strategies that Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti uses to create sacks and all the turnovers we’ve seen in the last two years? It was fun looking at the foundation concepts of our defense in the first defensive tutorial, but it is now time to get to the juicy stuff that makes Autzen roar in the fall…let’s study the Blitz packages that our beloved Ducks like to use!

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Charles FischerCharles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks for thirty years and has written reports on football boards for over a dozen years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses. He and his wife Lois, a daughter, Christine, and their dog (Abbie) reside in Eugene, Oregon, where he has been a financial advisor for 30 years serving clients in seven different states. He does not profess to be a coach or analyst, but simply a “hack” that enjoys sharing what he has learned and invites others to correct or add to this body of Oregon Football! See More...View all posts by Charles Fischer →



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  • Zendofootball

    Great stuff as always, Charles.

    From what I know about blitzes, bringing heat opens up a gap in coverage.  I would be interested to learn about the weaknesses in a 5 or 6 player rush, and the respective offensive play calls used to exploit the extra rusher.  (a screen on the blitzing side? a crossing pattern over the middle?)  Also, which PAC12 QB’s have the know-how to recognize a blitz and audible out of it?

    Learning about the ducks just whets my appetite for more..

    • Charles Fischer

       Hold on Nellie!

      Len…you are WAY ahead of me.  Right now…I am introducing the basics of the Oregon defense, and I don’t have the time before football season for that kind of research project.  As it is…I barely have time to get each week’s video out, and this one was another 20 hour effort.

      What you’re asking for will be on the offensive side later…but first–three more Defensive Tutorials!  (Next week’s will be another dilly)

      Thanks for the suggestion, as I’m writing it down for a future video…

  • CAPT_Mike2

    These are great!  Thanks for the effort that goes into making them.

  • Jeff

    great stuff as always Charles

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HDWGQK6QHWF4HDDMDLWI4JVIB4 momjoijm

    kudos on the defensive videos so far!

  • http://www.facebook.com/vinny.l.williams Vinny Levy Williams

    where is the 11th man for both the defense and offense is what i dont get at 3:33 lol

  • http://jezreel-israelisituation.blogspot.com/ Jezreel Guzman Hutton

    Fantastic Charles. Thank you