From the blog “Compete in All Things” comes this nice little quote:
The 3-4 has a lot of moving parts, more so than just about any other defense, and often has changing responsibilities with regards to force, contain, spill, all those terms we love to use to define good defense….
The 3-4 is a seven man front to start. The actual front alignment varies quite a bit, with some teams preferring a 4-0-4 head up approach with slanting and stunting, and others preferring an ‘under’ front variation (9-5-1-3-5), and yet others running a 3-0-3 double eagle front
which, because I just think it’s cool, I’m going to illustrate:
This dovetails in with another neat quote, this time from Coach Huey’s board, on a thread devoted to what an Eagle defense is.
“eagling” was often used to describe either the Okie tackle going in over the guard and the LB going out over the tackle, or in the 4-3 the end going out over the TE or over a ghost TE, and the OLB going in over the tackle…
To note as well, for all you 46 aficionados out there, Coach Huey has a
seven nine page discussion of the 46 that’s been going on for almost four years now.