The linebacker gets its name because of where they are positioned. For instance, if he wants to blitz just the middle linebacker, he can say “Mike Strong,” which could be a Mike Blitz to the strong. Also, coaches can choose to blitz the strong and weak sides using Sam & Will blitzes.Aug 11, 2021
The D-line positions are: Defensive Tackle (DT) – There are two defensive tackles. The DTs cover the inside part of the line. Defensive End (DE) – Outside of the DTs are the defensive ends. The DEs try to get around the outside of the offensive line and into the backfield.