Generally speaking, the base defense of most football teams is either a 4-3 front (4 defensive linemen with 3 linebackers) or a 3-4 front (3 defensive linemen and 4 linebackers). With their base defense in mind, teams will fill their defensive rosters accordingly to fit the needs that their chosen base defense demands. The 43 … Continue reading 4-2-5: The New Base Defense
You will often see me (and any other person talking football) refer to the word gap, when speaking about both offense and defense, for example "the Mike backer has weakside A gap responsibility". The specific definition of a gap in football terms would be a space between two offensive players or between an offensive player … Continue reading Football Terminology: GAPS
The Air Raid has completely taken over the modern offense in football, from high school to college, and is even showing its roots in the NFL. It has turned mediocre quarterback talents into Heisman candidates, reset record books, and gotten many defensive coaches fired. Sound complex? It may be the simplest offense of them all.