The weak side of the 4-3 Defense has been the source of a lot of questions. I may be a little different in the way I want that backer to play.
From the ‘spin down’ technique, to the wider alignment than most coaches would play. Differences in pass coverage. Preference on personnel. I’ve got some ideas that don’t match up with what I see in a lot of places.
That’s OK though. I feel pretty good about them.
Today’s JDFB Quick Clinic has a great question about how the Will Linebacker in the 4-3 Defense should take on and defeat blocks from Logan.
Since he didn’t mention what the coverage is, I made an assumption that we’re using the Quarters Coverage that I teach in our 4-3 Defense System. You can get instant access to the entire 4-3 Defense System when you become a JDFB Client. Visit https://joedanielfootball.com/membership to get all the details.
I’ve posted a video that goes in depth on the different Quarters Coverage checks that I talk about in this episode. If you’re not familiar with them, you’ll want to check this video out: https://youtu.be/lQPM_3JTHXI
The most important thing to consider, is what the responsibility of the Will Linebacker is against the outside run in your 4-3 Defense. That will depend on the coverage, and coverage check, that you decide to run.
This episode also gets at the heart of my single biggest concern in coaching defensive football today. Don’t get beat outside.
Listen to this episode of the JDFB Quick Clinic right now to hear all about how you can coach your Will Linebacker to defeat blocks and fit the run in your 4-3 Defense!