Defensive Football Formations

Defensive Football Formations

  • Football tactics for a defensive unit begin with choosing one of the standard defensive football formations
  • Defensive formations involve deciding how many players will be used in three groups: the linemen, the linebackers, and the secondary
  • The most popular of the defensive football formations is the 4-3, which uses four linemen and three linebackers. It is effective against a variety of offensive football formations

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The Five Best Trick Plays in Football

Trick Football Plays

  • Trick football plays are among the most entertaining aspects of the game from a fan’s perspective. Because so many standard football tactics are repeated again and again from week to week, a trick play is like a breath of fresh air.
  • Trick plays must be practiced thoroughly, because the room for error is great and the potential loss of yards can be disastrous.
  • Five trick plays that have been successful in major games include the Statue of Liberty, the hook and ladder, the flea flicker, the fumblerooski, and the fake punt.

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Flag Football Strategy: Play It Smart

Flag Football Strategy

  • Good sources for flag football tactics on the Internet include Dr. G’s flag football blog at, (2), and (3)
  • Dr. G points out that documenting plays can help get all of the players on the same page
  • Fumbles are a low risk proposition, while interceptions are high risk

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