What better place to get help defending the Single Wing then from Single wing Coaches. We run a 4-4 and we are facing a very quick Single wing team. their line is balanced, I coach 10,11,and some 12 year olds. in our league we have a rule which prevents us from putting a Nose on the center during shotgun, punt or extra point snaps, to protect the center....any help PLEASE...........my email is email@example.com thank you !!!!!
They very rarely have a SE, and when they do it is to the strong side
they do not spin
the wing is appx 1 yard back and 1 yard outside the tight end
line is balanced
gaurd or guards pull to play side almost all the time
I suggest this alignment. In case the diagram shifts, weak corner and FS are head-up the TEs at 6-8 yards. SC is head-up on the wing at LB depth, all are in man. If the wing cracks your MLB, he takes him and SC needs to come up to support the run with outside leverage on the FB. Your 6 should take an inside charge, but on occassion have your MLB blitz the C gap while the 6 takes an outside charge. This will allow him to penetrate before the wing can get to him. When he is not blitzing the MLB should read the QB (blocking back). Put a smart player and sure tackler at FS he will be the unblocked "free-hitter" on many plays, but must also keep an eye on his man. (If you go with three down-lineman, you can play the 6 up and let him man-up on that strong TE, freeing up your FS). WLB needs to think counter first. If you have an inkiling that a counter is coming, shift your strong 1 tech. to a weak 1 tech.
Are the guards giving it away when they pull? Which way they are going? If your DL can pick anything up that should help them. Can they expect a down block if the guard pulls? A reach block? Does the center or tackle give it away? The DL must know what to do e.g. dip and rip, cross face etc. Weak 3 tech. must no be reached and must not allow jump-though to second level.