How to Play American Football : Defensive Line Positions in American Football

How to Play American Football : Defensive Line Positions in American Football


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I am now going to show you the basic positions for the defensive line and in a separate segment;
we will show you the basic positions for the defensive skill positions. For the defensive
line, there are two types of defenses. There is one that is called a 3-4 or a 4-3. The
3-4 utilizes two defensive ends played by Madison and Tristan and a nose tackle played
by myself. We would line up on the defensive side of the ball and defensive ends would
try to attack in a pincher movement to sack the quarterback while the middle is blocked
up by the nose tackle. In a 4-3, you would actually have two defensive ends and two defensive
tackles, so there would be two middle tackles and two defensive ends, the two tackles block
up the middle and stop the run, the two defensive ends primary job is to pass rush and attack
the quarterback on passing downs. Those are the primary skill positions for the defensive
line for beginning football.

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