Originally Posted by InmanRoshi
IMHO, the Tampa 4-3 is a much better defense to defend the read option than the 3-4. You need small fast LBs who can chase sideline to sideline, not 255 lbs. Bradie James/Brandon Spikes/Larry Foote/Ted Johnson playing gap control. You also need fast DEs running up field to funnel everything inside to be cleaned up by persuit, not Ty Warren or Kenyon Coleman playing read and react 2 gap.
Also, college field makes it easier to use spread offenses because of the hash marks splits. Offenses have 12 more feet to use to run to the field side.
Good post. They also make your corner and nickle corner really tackle well.
Stanford stopped them in a 3-4 and Auburn stopped them in a 4-3. You need disciplined players and practice against the looks.