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4-3 Defense Explained (Fronts & Coverage Guide)

The 4-3 defense is common among professional and even youth programs. It’s easy to install and allows teams to use different personnel at different positions. The 4-3 defense requires four defensive linemen and three linebackers. The three linebackers are often called Sam, Mike, and Will. This article will learn more about the 4-3 defense and …

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Oklahoma Split Back Formations & RPO

Oklahoma Sooners and Lincoln Riley have one of the most explosive offenses in football. Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray have both emerged from the innovative spread system. We define “split backs” as two running backs, roughly about a yard away, alongside the quarterback. Oklahoma also has their running backs roughly about a yard behind the …

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What Is a Slot Receiver Or a Slot Corner?

With the innovation of the spread offense, slot receivers have become more significant. A slot receiver can often be mixed with other types of receiving positions. A slot receiver is a receiver who lines up in the slot position, between the offensive tackle and the widest receiver. This player is often fast and is in …

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What Is a Zone Blitz In Football? Explained

Zone blitzes are a newer blitz style, which was created to confuse the quarterback. Teams are starting to use the zone blitz more often now that spread offenses are common. A zone blitz is when the team blitzes a linebacker then drops a defensive lineman into pass coverage. Zone blitzes are run to confuse quarterbacks …

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What Are Nickel, Dime and Quarter Defenses?

As the passing game continues to advance, defenses need to match personnel and scheme. Defenses have used personnel groupings like nickel, dime, and quarter defenses to match the offense’s speed. What exactly are nickel, dime, and quarter defenses? The nickel defense means there are 5 defensive backs on the field. Nickel defenses are used on …

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How To Snap A Football & Different Types Of Center Snaps

The snap to the quarterback is one of the most critical elements to start a play. It allows receivers, running backs, and linemen to initiate contact. The center snaps the ball to the quarterback to start the play. A football snap is when the center successfully hands the ball off between his legs or throws …

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Understanding the Basics of Zone & Man Coverage In Football

Zone and Man coverage are essential in today’s game of football. Offensive coaches are finding innovative ways to spread the ball around the field. The key is to play sound pass coverage. Zone coverage and man coverage differ from one another. Zone coverage is when defensive players cover a zone or area of the field …

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