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The 3-4 Defense: Personnel, Alignments, and 5-Man Pressures, by Jeff Reinebold, provides a comprehensive overview of the key factors involved in developing and installing the 3-4 defense.
Coach Reinebold reviews the underlying coaching philosophy, as well as the advantages, of the 3-4 defense.
Coach Reinebold also discusses why so many professional football teams are employing this particular defensive scheme.
In addition, with regard to the 3-4, Coach Reinebold presents an in-depth examination of personnel selection, alignments, gap scheme, and how to add extra pass rushers to the nominal 3-man frontline.
Furthermore, Coach Reinebold details why the scheme is extremely simple for players to understand, how it can be easily adjusted to address various situations, and how it can create a variety of challenges for the offense.
Dozens of diagrams, supplemented by game film, demonstrate how to successfully execute the 3-4 in a way that can substantially disrupt the opponent's offense.
Among the topics covered:
- Selection of personnel
- Building the fronts
- Linebacker alignments
- Gap responsibilities
- Adding a fourth rusher
- Adding a fifth rusher
- 5-man blitz video
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