• The 4-3 defense was created by Hall of Fame coach Tom Landry.• Defense consists of a fluid pass rusher, a good middle linebacker, and zone coverage.• Geared to stop the run, but has the players needed to force the quarterback into bad decisions.
The 4-3 defense has fourdown lineman. Twodefensive ends and twodefensive tackles. Threelinebackers, aMike, Will, and a Samelinebacker. Two cornerbacksand two safeties.
- Jarad AllenKey players in the 4-3 defense are thedefensive ends. These players rush thequarterback and force the quarterback intobad decisions. Julius Peppers -
Another key component to the 4-3defense is the Middle Linebacker. TheMiddle Linebacker is the quarterback ofevery defense. He calls plays, makestackles, and is expected to make keyplays. Jon Beason - - Patrick Willis
- Nnamdi Asomugha Troy Polamalu-The last component of the 4-3 defense iscornerbacks and safeties. The defensive lineand linebackers stop the run and force teamsto pass. Therefor, the safeties and linebackersneed to be able to cover ground and makeplays. - Jonathan Joseph
Zone blitz- The 4-3 defense has a variety of plays and schemes that go with it. - Cover 2 Cover 3 -
Why the 4-3? Easy. Simple. Fun. The 4-3 is used with mostly all little league, high school, college and some pro teams.