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    Default Vic Fangio's Defense Scheme

    Came across this piece on the old intezwebs and thought it was good piece to understand what he bringing to the table.

    https://beargoggleson.com/2015/01/21...ensive-scheme/

    Highlights:

    1 "Itís widely perceived that Fangioís Niners ran a 3-4 scheme, but thatís not entirely accurate. Occasionally his defense lined up in a traditional 3-4 alignment on obvious run plays, but the majority of the time they ran a 4-3 under scheme. The 4-3 under has been gaining popularity based on the success of proponents like the Seahawks, Broncos, and of course Fangioís 49ers. At itís core his scheme is a 4-3 under, but Fangio has made a few modifications that make it unique"

    What is 4-3 under? (https://www.fieldgulls.com/2011/5/31...n-introduction)

    2. "The OLBs basically rotate between stand-up defensive ends and run-stoppers with occasional zone coverage responsibilities depending on which side the TE lines up on."

    3. "The inside linebackers do have more coverage responsibility than in a standard 3-4 and are also asked to blitz occasionally. "

    4. "Most Bears fans have seen enough of the cover 2 scheme, but Fangioís 49er teams ran cover 2 fairly often. He also ran plenty of press coverage and bump-and-run, so at least there will be some variety in the coverage schemes this year. Due to his preference for press coverage, the Bears will be looking for big physical corners who can play zone, contribute against the run, and obviously press cover"


    5." Fangio likes his safeties to be interchangeable."

    6. Plus like to interchange his players at each level.

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    https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2019/...ts-vic-fangio/

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...120-story.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by elsid13 View Post
    Came across this piece on the old intezwebs and thought it was good piece to understand what he bringing to the table.

    https://beargoggleson.com/2015/01/21...ensive-scheme/

    Highlights:

    1 "It’s widely perceived that Fangio’s Niners ran a 3-4 scheme, but that’s not entirely accurate. Occasionally his defense lined up in a traditional 3-4 alignment on obvious run plays, but the majority of the time they ran a 4-3 under scheme. The 4-3 under has been gaining popularity based on the success of proponents like the Seahawks, Broncos, and of course Fangio’s 49ers. At it’s core his scheme is a 4-3 under, but Fangio has made a few modifications that make it unique"

    What is 4-3 under? (https://www.fieldgulls.com/2011/5/31...n-introduction)

    2. "The OLBs basically rotate between stand-up defensive ends and run-stoppers with occasional zone coverage responsibilities depending on which side the TE lines up on."

    3. "The inside linebackers do have more coverage responsibility than in a standard 3-4 and are also asked to blitz occasionally. "

    4. "Most Bears fans have seen enough of the cover 2 scheme, but Fangio’s 49er teams ran cover 2 fairly often. He also ran plenty of press coverage and bump-and-run, so at least there will be some variety in the coverage schemes this year. Due to his preference for press coverage, the Bears will be looking for big physical corners who can play zone, contribute against the run, and obviously press cover"


    5." Fangio likes his safeties to be interchangeable."

    6. Plus like to interchange his players at each level.

    Some other reads -

    https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2019/...ts-vic-fangio/

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...120-story.html
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    I wish CJ Mosley would be available, but it appears extremely unlikely the Ravens don't tag him.

    Would Anthony Barr of the Vikings be a fit to convert to ILB in Fangio's defense? Currently a 4-3 WLB, and I could see his skill set filling a Patrick Willis/Roquan Smith role. Brandon Marshall just isn't going to cut it.

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