Duck’s Scheme Adds Extra Player in Run Defense

Coach Ruskin Fiegenbaum Analysis 3 Comments

In my last article, Oregon’s New Edge on Defense, we went over the importance of setting the edge in run defense. Building on that, I am creating a mini-series on how to improve run defense, to give people a look at the fundamentals necessary to play the run well, and at the same time, examine the fundamentals missing from the …

Taylor Hart: From Duck to Eagle

Joe Kearns Analysis 1 Comment

Chip Kelly didn’t just bring his offensive scheme with him to the Philadelphia Eagles. For the second time in his coaching career, he changed a 4-3 base defense to his 3-4 scheme. To ease this transition in Year 2, Kelly drafted a player in the fifth round who he relied on during the defensive scheme change at Oregon: defensive lineman …

Taylor Hart’s MONSTER Two-Gap Alamo Bowl

Charles Fischer Fish Reports, FishWrap 13 Comments

Everyone knows that linebackers get the bulk of the tackles in a game, thus it was huge surprise to learn that Taylor Hart was Oregon’s leading tackler in the Alamo Bowl, in what was his pinnacle career game with the Ducks.  I consulted with one of the members of the Coaching Team at FishDuck.com to learn HOW Taylor pulled off such …