QC 119 Defensive End Alignment in the 4-3 Defense

Why do you play the 4-3 Defense Strong Defensive End in a 9 Technique? Wouldn’t it be better to play him in a 7 Technique, inside of the Tight End?

I hear from a lot of coaches who want to run the Strong Defensive End in a 7 technique, to control C Gap and help protect the Inside Linebackers.

There’s no problem with it. It’s what we do in the 4-2-5 Defense. And that, in itself, is the primary difference in the two fronts.

Check out my response to a question from Josh on defending strong side Power by adjusting the alignment of the 4-3 Defense Strong Defensive End on this episode of The JDFB Quick Clinic!

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