The 3-4 Defense can be extremely flexible. You could run almost any coverage out of it, and bring a 4th, 5th or 6th rusher from anywhere. Your team will also have the ability to drop 8 into coverage and rush just 3, should you choose.
We are going to look at running a basic slanting, one-gap 3-4 Defense with Cover 3 behind it. Even if your defense is going to be much more complicated overall, this is a great place to start with your 3-4 Defense.
Calling the Front
We want to keep the language very simple. Since our base is the 3-4 Defense, the call for our aligning our front and simply be “Base.” We will start with a head up, 0 Technique Nose Guard and two head up, 4 Technique Ends.
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