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The 46 Defense.....

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Agree with those that said we won't be running the 4-6 much at all.  It was great in its day but that was almost 40 years ago.  Plus it doesn't work against spread offenses or those who pass quickly and dump the ball over the oncoming pass rush.

But we will use some of the concepts of the 4-6 which is to routinely rush 5-6 guys to disrupt the quarterback.  

 

In the 4-6, the 6 guys close to the line are not all linemen but often 4 linemen and 2 linebackers lined up close to the line of scrimmage.  This is not that much different than many blitzing 4-3s who routinely send linebackers blitzing.  But it won't be the 4-6 which also has characteristics like shifting the line to the weak side  with the weakside DE playing a wide 9 and putting both linebackers on the strong side of the formation. Problems are numerous most notably linebackers covering receivers in 3 and 4 receiver sets and difficulty against west coast offenses and spread offenses.  If you get past the rush there is no one there to tackle anyone since the secondary is playing man not zone.  And the list goes on.

We won't be running this much at all.

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cant wait to run a 46 and see a couple lobs to receivers running quick slants against josh norman

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I think it prudent to make your base defensive package effective and then work on the nuances.  First thought is to get Nak and Norman to give less than a 20 or 30 yard cushion.  After that lets work on the wrinkles.

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<“I’ve seen what a feeding frenzy looks like,” Gettleman has said.  “We had a game against Philadelphia a few years back where we had 12 sacks, and we had a game against Chicago where we sacked Cutler 10 times.  I really believe in it.  Can it mask issues in the secondary?  Of course it does.”>

 

I think Dave has Chico's ear and I think you can expect a lot of pressure regardless of scheme.

 

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Here's how you defend the spread using the 46

 

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Here's how you defend the spread using the 46

 

 

OK.  Three things. 

 

Number one - I enjoyed the video, it really explained a lot.  Pie for you.

Number two - The things it explained made me want to avoid it at almost all costs (too much risk).

Number three - I couldn't help but notice that your avatar in the #5 jersey looks similar to the guy doing the video.

 

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I kind of think that if the 46 was a viable defense, someone would have used it in the last 25 years...

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I think it would be cool to mix it in in certain games for sure but I don't think it's something that would be effective enough to be your base defense in today's game.

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Appreciate the conversation without flaming, lots of respected posters weighing in...

I'd like to reply to most of yous but I'm on my phone so I'm not....

@Frash & FootballCzar -I was going to post that in reply in the AM, thanks Emory...

@PhillyB -cant tell if serious/Futurama pic

@Cyberjag -it has been, will post link tomorrow...

@CashNewtn22 -like I said, I believe we will see 46 looks, it will not be our base D... "We're all out of bubblegum" if you will...

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I kind of think that if the 46 was a viable defense, someone would have used it in the last 25 years...

It is used by the Jets under Ryan and by Cleveland when Rob Ryan was there. If you said used by anyone not named Ryan in the last 25 years you might have a point. Lol.
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