Over the past couple weeks, Jim Miller and I have been reviewing basic offensive, defensive, and special teams concepts with our audience, both here at Real Football Network, and on our Movin’ the Chains show on Sirius NFL Radio. We’ve gotten a lot of questions from fans about defensive fronts and defensive line techniques, and last week Jim pulled out some pages from his old playbooks to explain all of those things. This week, we dove into our archives and bring you the RFN Glass. Through this unique format, we help visualize and bring to life these d-line concepts.
The 3-4 defense has grown in popularity across the NFL in recent years. The reason is because of the versatility it provides, both in terms of different blitz calls and coverages that the defense can employ.
I had a chance to talk with former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher about the defenses he used to run in Pittsburgh, and he thought the key to their success was their ability to put more linebackers, and as a result better athletes, on the field. No matter what alignments and personnel groups an offense threw at them, they were able to adjust without compromising the integrity of their defensive scheme.
Check out this video as Bill and I draw out some 3-4 defensive alignments on the RFN Glass.Add to My RFN