The outside linebacker (OLB), sometimes called the “Buck, Sam, and Rebel” is usually responsible for outside containment. This includes the strongside and weakside designations below. They are also responsible for blitzing the quarterback.
The cornerbacks will line up on the outside of the field near the line of scrimmage and are (generally) matched up against the top WRs of the opposing team. The safeties are generally lined up towards the middle of the field and are 5-15 yards from the line of scrimmage.
Of course quarterbacks get hurt the least -- every NFL offense, except San Francisco's, is designed to protect the QB. Safeties are also pretty safe (LOL), perhaps because they're the least likely defender to face contact during the average play.Jul 7, 2010
Browns The Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers are the only two NFL teams which do not have a logo decal on both sides of their helmets. The Steelers have their circular logo on just one side of each player's helmet. This was not done intentionally, but was surmised as being lucky in 1962. Cleveland's helmets are decal free.Jun 21, 2021
The offensive line The offensive line protects the quarterback when he drops back to pass. The offensive line includes the center, two offensive guards, and two offensive tackles. These players are responsible for making sure the quarterback doesn't get hit.Jul 28, 2021
A cornerback (CB) is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in gridiron football. Cornerbacks cover receivers most of the time, but also blitz and defend against such offensive running plays as sweeps and reverses. Cornerbacks are among the fastest players on the field.
4-3 Under is essentially running the weak side of the defensive line to the strong side, and walking down your SAM LB over the TE. The NT is lined up in the 1-gap to the strong side, with the LDE in 5-gap, and the SAM on the outside edge of the TE, called the 9-technique.Jul 23, 2009