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    A Defender’s Look At Man Defense

    Man-to-man coverage in the NFL has taken a back seat lately because of the emergence of the Tampa 2 defense and zone-blitzing schemes. But as pressure defense becomes popular again, man-to-man defense is going to make a comeback.

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...t-man-defense/
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    Re: A Defender’s Look At Man Defense

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Man-to-man coverage in the NFL has taken a back seat lately because of the emergence of the Tampa 2 defense and zone-blitzing schemes. But as pressure defense becomes popular again, man-to-man defense is going to make a comeback.

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...t-man-defense/
    i dont know if i agree with that for the simple fact that if anything the tampa 2 is becoming less popular and more teams are moving to the 3-4 scheme and more man to man based defenses...

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    Re: A Defender’s Look At Man Defense

    The Bottom Line

    The most important rule in the NFL when it comes to man-to-man — and this can apply at any level — is to watch your man. Keep your eyes on his hips, because a receiver can’t make a move without turning his hips.

    Too many times, guys in this league are looking into the backfield, and that’s the worst thing you can do. Staring at the quarterback slows down your break out of your pedal, and it allows your man to gain separation.
    Especially true if you're not blessed with 4.3 speed.


    The hips are the key to coverage as well as in tackling, the eyes and the feet lie, but the truth resides in the hips.
    Watch a running back's eyes and he'll beat you most of the time.

    Man-to-man coverage is hard to pull off without great athletes, it also has its faults in run support and short route coverage against physical receivers.
    I can see mixing up man-to-man with zone and even be stronger in man-to-man with the right athletes and opponents, but I find it hard to believe that zone coverage will ever fade out.

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    Re: A Defender’s Look At Man Defense

    Isn't zone just a fancy way of saying, "prevent?"
    JK!
    But, seriously, teams have found the holes in the zone D...if you're up against one of the elite QBs, like Peyton, he eats those things alive.
    In those cases, you almost have to play a bit of man coverage...


    Control the line, control the time, and give your D a chance to shine!!

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    Re: A Defender’s Look At Man Defense

    "mountainviking" wrote:
    Isn't zone just a fancy way of saying, "prevent?"
    JK!
    But, seriously, teams have found the holes in the zone D...if you're up against one of the elite QBs, like Peyton, he eats those things alive.
    In those cases, you almost have to play a bit of man coverage...



    Expecially in our case

    We don't generate the best pressure sometimes and have to rely on man coverage otherwise we all seen what Tom Brady did to us


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    Re: A Defender’s Look At Man Defense

    "bleedpurple" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Man-to-man coverage in the NFL has taken a back seat lately because of the emergence of the Tampa 2 defense and zone-blitzing schemes. But as pressure defense becomes popular again, man-to-man defense is going to make a comeback.

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...t-man-defense/
    i dont know if i agree with that for the simple fact that if anything the tampa 2 is becoming less popular and more teams are moving to the 3-4 scheme and more man to man based defenses...
    How many teams are actually gonna run a 3-4 this year?
    I know we have 3 or so new teams this year, but is it really that predominant?
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