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Sturm: Decoding Dick LeBeau and Dom Capers

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Arch Stanton, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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    Sturm: Decoding Dick LeBeau and Dom Capers

    Posted at 7:07 PM on Thu., Feb. 3, 2011 | Permalink
    Bob Sturm / Contributor Bio | E-mail | News tips
    After writing about why Dallas' 3-4 has not resembled the Super Bowl 3-4's yesterday , I wanted to show you some video today that will show why bringing DBs can change everything and cause confusion.

    As great as the "Steel Curtain" was in the 1970's under Bud Carson, I am far more fascinated with the way Dick LeBeau and Dom Capers designed the Steelers' defense under Bill Cowher back in 1992-1994, helping to perfect the evolution of the zone blitz. That same concept and scheme is pretty much what the Steelers use today to have the finest defense in the NFL.

    What makes the zone blitz so effective in the 3-4 is that you are getting chaotic pressure in the backfield without exposing giant areas of uncovered real estate behind you. In effect, you are still only bringing 4 or 5 players on your pass rush, so you still have 6 or 7 players playing zone behind the play to defend the receivers and the hot routes.

    Read more:http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/02/sturm-decoding-dick-lebeau-and.html?
  2. The Realist

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    Lebeau and Capers have been coaching 50-60 years combined in the NFL.

    Seems like they should have disciples from their coaching trees as DC's all over the league.

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