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Offline fizzlife

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Re: How do those who run the 5-3 defend trips?
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2013, 10:54:54 PM »
We are a 53 team that slides our defense to an under.  So what we do is we call the strength opposite the RB so our DE on one side ends up playing like a 34 LB and end up playing Cov 3 to it.  Depending on what their passing game and run game is we adjust.

When you slide to the under look do you bring the Will up on the line with flats responsibility so you end up with something similar to a 4-4?

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Offline morris

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Re: How do those who run the 5-3 defend trips?
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2013, 09:12:03 PM »
Sorry it took so long to respond. It looks like a 44 or even a 34 depending on who is looking. To the side away from the rb we go to a 3 and 5 tech and to the rb side we go 1 and 5 tech with our de on the rb side playing like a 34 lb dropping into the flat. We don't use a Sam and will. So if the rb is on our right the left lb slides out as a flat defender. We play cov 3 behind it and kind of pattern read. We've been very happy with it. We can slide the front the other way too doing the exact same thing in the opposite direction.

By putting the 3 and 5 opposite the rb it makes it easier to bring 4 weak since the rb would have to cross the face of the qb to protect.