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Drawing a good diagram of a pass defense.

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by dwmyers, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. dwmyers

    dwmyers Well-Known Member

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    Idgit and Sarge like this.
  2. chip_gilkey

    chip_gilkey Active Member

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    This is great. Thanks for sharing. I'm working on learning as much as i can about schemes and the game so having visuals like this really help.
  3. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Love your stuff...thanks!
  4. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    The Miami 4-3 is really off the radar for most folks on how big of a change it was from the standard 4-3 stuff of the time.
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    You would think that it came first because of how simple it is though. I actually would like to see the Cowboys a little bit of tight man out of their base defense. The CBs are good in the press, and the LBs are certainly talented enough to cover every now and then.
  6. Sarge

    Sarge Happy Holidays Staff Member

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    Thanks for posting that... interesting stuff.
  7. dwmyers

    dwmyers Well-Known Member

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    I just added an article on the Miami 4-3 to the Wikipedia. Check it out here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_4-3_defense

    I think the rewrite of the 5-2 defense wasn't bad either.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5-2_defense

    The work in this thread, is, in part, preparation for a general rewrite of the articles:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_football_coverage_shells

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_defense_in_American_football

    which we're discussing merging into a single article called "Passing defense in American Football". I want to get all the various coverages turned into diagrams before too long..

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  8. dwmyers

    dwmyers Well-Known Member

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    Well, we know plenty about the original Landry 4-3 because it was so well documented. But Detroit and Chicago were in on the ground floor of the 4-3 as well, just no one writes so much about them.

    Photos of the Detroit 4-3 in the 1957 NFL Championship tend to show the tackles in a 3 technique, for example. The Landry 4-3 Inside/Outside had them in a 2 and flexed.

    Chicago's D at the time was in the hands of Clark Shaughnessy, one of the inventor of the modern T formation, and a certifiable football genius. George Allen, his successor, is credited with making the Bears a better team by simplifying Clark's schemes.

    They always talk about how complex Allen's defenses were. But they were, in a way, Shaughnessy Made Understandable for Ordinary Folks.

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