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Rex Ryan - Football's 46 Defense: The Base Plan


Football's 46 Defense: The Base Plan provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals and techniques required to effectively design and implement the 46 defense.

Former NFL head coach Rex Ryan, while serving as the University of Cincinnati defensive coordinator, explains how defensive linemen can defeat various types of blocks as well as their responsibilities for defending the run game.

The video also details the keys for both the linebackers and the defensive backs. 

Among the topics covered:

  • Player alignment rules and responsibilities
  • Basic formation adjustments
  • Determining the key
  • Playing the reach block
  • Playing the double-team
  • Holding the jump through
  • Reactionary blocks
  • The zero technique
  • The 2 gap technique
  • Run responsibilities
  • Game film cut-ups
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