View Full Version : 5 Technique: Understanding Defensive Line Assignments

03-20-2010, 02:40 AM
0 is directly over the center, not shaded to either side.

1 is in the "A" gap between center and guard.

2 is straight up over the guard.

3 is in the "B" gap between guard and tackle

4 is over tackle

5 technique is shaded on the outside shoulder of the tackle.

In a 34 front the DE needs to be able to maintain outside leverage on the OT at the point of attack on an off tackle run at them or be able to stack and shed on a run away from them and crash down the line on their pursuit angle to take away cut backs from the runner. On a pass play they need to be able to threaten the edge with explosive moves or counter to the inside to collapse the pocket.

JrWiz thought that this would be useful.... :coffee: