Sam linebacker: A linebacker who lines up directly across from the tight end and keys the tight end’s movements. The Sam linebacker’s responsibility is to disrupt the tight end’s release off the line of scrimmage when he’s attempting to run out for a pass. The linebacker must then react accordingly.
Sam linebacker: A linebacker who lines up directly across from the tight end and keys the tight end's movements. The Sam linebacker's responsibility is to disrupt the tight end's release off the line of scrimmage when he's attempting to run out for a pass. The linebacker must then react accordingly.
The Tampa 2 is typically employed out of a 4–3 defensive alignment, which consists of four linemen, three linebackers, two cornerbacks, and two safeties. The defense is similar to a Cover 2 defense, except the middle linebacker drops into a deep middle coverage for a Cover 3 when he reads a pass play.
Top 10 NFL linebackers of all time
- Lawrence Taylor. Team: New York Giants.
- Dick Butkus. Team: Chicago Bears.
- Ray Lewis. Teams: Baltimore Ravens.
- Mike Singletary. Team: Chicago Bears.
- Jack Lambert. Team: Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Derrick Thomas. Team: Kansas City Chiefs.
- Chuck Bednarik. Team: Philadelphia Eagles.
- Ray Nitschke.
24 different football positions There are 24 different football positions, with 22 players on the field at a time and around 50 players total on each NFL team (college teams are even larger). That said, learning each player's role on the team isn't as complicated as you might think.Aug 9, 2021
|Positions in American football and Canadian football|
|Offense (Skill position)||Defense|
|Quarterback (Dual-threat, Game manager, System)||Linebacker|
|Running backs||Halfback/Tailback (Triple-threat, Change of pace), Fullback, H-back, Wingback||Backs|
|Receivers||Wide receiver (Eligible), Tight end, Slotback, End|