What is a attacking 4-3 defense?
In American football, a 4–3 defense is a defensive alignment consisting of four down linemen and three linebackers. It is called a “base defense” because it is the default defensive alignment used on “base downs” (1st and 2nd downs).
What offense should I run against a 4-3?
Running against a 4-3 front. An offense can attack a 4-3 front (four down linemen, three linebackers) in many different ways, but one common strategy is to attack what coaches call the bubble side (the defensive side where the two linebackers are positioned).
Who plays a 4-3 defense?
4-3 defenses are often played by coaches who face power offenses. Now that offenses have moved to a more traditional spread look, defenses are forced to match speed with speed. This often requires a linebacker off the field and running a 4-2-5 defense rather than a 4-3.
What is the difference between 4 3 and 3/4 defense?
The 4-3 is the older defense of the two and is more thought of as the standard. It consists of four defensive linemen and three linebackers. In the 3-4 there are three defensive linemen and four linebackers. The job of the defensive line is to occupy gaps, and occupy multiple offensive linemen.
What does it mean to Blitz in a 4-3 defense?
With all that said, attack the offense with something they won’t be ready for- here are 5 menacing blitz packages out of the 4-3 Defense. The bottom line is that zone blitzing allows your defense to apply pressure in the run and pass game without having to play man coverage.
How to blitz against a 3×1 formation?
Against a 3×1 formation the Anchor takes #3 strong and the FS is free. All the other rules remain the same. Coach Koutsantanou’s base answer is to treat a pistol backfield as strong. In that case the Mike is man to man on the running back while the Blood is blitzing.
When do you show Blitz in a no huddle defense?
It’s critical that the defenders don’t show blitz until the QB begins his cadence. If a no-huddle offense sees you are blitzing they can call a play that can beat the blitz. Most of these blitzes leave no safety deep, so your defenders better be able to play good man to man coverage.
What’s the best blitz package for a tight end?
This is a very simple blitz we like to run to the 3-man surface (Guard-Tackle-Tight-end side). This is a simple blitz that works very well against off-tackle plays like ISO and Power. This is a simple blitz that works well against gap or zone blocking schemes.