Our 4-3 Defense is normally run with a Zone Coverage behind it (Quarters), but we do run some man coverage. Unlike typical 8-Man fronts like the 4-2-5 or the 3-5-3 Defense, where the players who are going to be locked down on slot receivers are your hybrid players, we have to use Linebackers to cover down on slot receivers.
While our Sam and Will Linebacker are hardly a “plugger” type of Linebacker, they do not spend much time working on man coverage. So we wanted a quick and easy way to teach the technique. [Read more...]