The hole between the right tackle and the right end is #6. The hole to the right of the right end is #8. The hole between the center and left guard is #1. The hole between the left guard and left tackle is #3.
Football Fundamentals: Cover 4 Defense "Coverage"
|Four-Deep Coverage||Flat Coverage|
|9-Man Box (Safety Run Support)||Overload Underneath Zones|
|Bracket coverage on #1||Safeties in run/pass conflict|
|Outside Coverage Options (Tight/Soft)||DBs on an island|
A common zone coverage that focuses on eliminating the deep portion of the field is Cover 4. Also known as quarters coverage, Cover 4 has four deep zones, typically two corners and two safeties, splitting a fourth of the deep portions of the field. This is a base Cover 4 defense out of a 4-3 above.Jun 14, 2020
Eye Numbered Alignments 'Odd Numbered Alignments” 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 means that players would align as outside shades on offensive linemen. “Eye Numbered Alignments” 2i, 4i, 6i, 8i means defensive players would be aligned on inside shades of an offensive lineman.Jan 6, 2017
The nose tackle aligns across the line of scrimmage from the offense's center before the play begins in the "0-technique" position. In five-linemen situations, such as a goal-line formation, the nose guard is the innermost lineman, flanked on either side by a defensive tackle or defensive end.
So, why the heck did Polamalu line up in the C-gap instead of his usual spot around the middle of the field? He finally answered that question and said it was because Pittsburgh was aware of their tendency and wanted to finally show opposing teams another look.Feb 9, 2020
4 Technique is an alignment designation for a defensive lineman that is lined up over the offensive tackle, between the B Gap and C Gap. The 4 technique defender can expect double teams, with the offensive tackle receiving help from the offensive guard or an inline tight end.Dec 30, 2015