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DkBlue
09-11-2010, 07:58 AM
Great read on NFL Defenses from the NY Times.

http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2010 ... es-part-1/ (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/06/guide-to-n-f-l-defenses-part-1/)

DkBlue
09-11-2010, 08:00 AM
Part 2

http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2010 ... 4-3-front/ (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/guide-to-n-f-l-defenses-part-2-evolution-of-4-3-front/)

DkBlue
09-11-2010, 08:01 AM
http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2010 ... continued/ (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/08/guide-to-n-f-l-defenses-part-3-the-4-3-front-continued/)

Part 3

DkBlue
09-11-2010, 08:04 AM
http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2010 ... 3-4-front/ (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/guide-to-n-f-l-defenses-part-4-the-3-4-front/)

DkBlue
09-11-2010, 08:05 AM
http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2010 ... one-blitz/ (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/10/guide-to-n-f-l-defenses-part-5-the-zone-blitz/)

DkBlue
09-11-2010, 08:06 AM
Part 6

http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2010 ... 6-defense/ (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/11/guide-to-n-f-l-defenses-part-6-the-46-defense/)

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-11-2010, 08:19 AM
These are great!

Mods - what do you think about grouping these together and bookmarking them? ... it would be a shame to have them slide down into oblivion!

Thanks -

DkBlue
09-11-2010, 08:24 AM
Part 7 is due to be published.

jj28west
09-11-2010, 08:45 AM
Great info. Thanks for sharing.

RuthlessBurgher
09-11-2010, 03:37 PM
Has anyone read Pat Kirwin's book "Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look" yet? I hear good things about it from Brandon in Missouri (the Commish who calls into Sirius NFL Radio often...he's now sending me NFL update texts to my phone several times per day).

I haven't read it myself, but I may buy it in the near future. Kirwin and Tim Ryan's "Moving the Chains" show is one of the more informative NFL shows out there (they were really my first introduction to understanding much of the terminology used in these NY Times articles...A gap, B gap, C gap, 3-technique vs. 5-technique, etc.).

It's refreshing when most of the mainstream football media is more focused on stupid crap like the Favre pseudo-retirement than actually attempting to teach you about the intricacies of the game.

MeetJoeGreene
09-11-2010, 06:21 PM
I haven't read it.. but I just added it to my Amazon wish list in case you were trying to come up with ideas for Christmas presents for me...


Has anyone read Pat Kirwin's book "Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look" yet? I hear good things about it from Brandon in Missouri (the Commish who calls into Sirius NFL Radio often...he's now sending me NFL update texts to my phone several times per day).

I haven't read it myself, but I may buy it in the near future. Kirwin and Tim Ryan's "Moving the Chains" show is one of the more informative NFL shows out there (they were really my first introduction to understanding much of the terminology used in these NY Times articles...A gap, B gap, C gap, 3-technique vs. 5-technique, etc.).

It's refreshing when most of the mainstream football media is more focused on stupid crap like the Favre pseudo-retirement than actually attempting to teach you about the intricacies of the game.

DkBlue
09-11-2010, 06:36 PM
That sounds like a pretty good read.

grotonsteel
09-12-2010, 11:45 AM
DKBLue..thanks for posting this.

Very nice read and i must say it helps understand the technical terms for people like me very easily.

DkBlue
09-12-2010, 04:41 PM
DKBLue..thanks for posting this.

Very nice read and i must say it helps understand the technical terms for people like me very easily.


I thought a lot of people would develop better understanding. Thx.