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Getting Another Look From A Four-Man Front

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© October, 2011

by Brad Rzyczycki
Defensive Coordinator • Gannon University

We have been running some sort of four-man front for the past 10 years, whether we were a 4-3 or, recently, a 4-2. We preach the same philosophy that all defenses advocate: “stop the run first” and having the even front as our base gives us the best chance to do this on a consistent basis. 

Over the course of these ten years, we have flirted with odd fronts to help defend against spread teams until the last two seasons. It’s important that the defensive line work on defeating blocks from an outside shade and reading offensive linemen off slants. The odd front ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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