Questions tagged [defense]

For questions generally relating to strategies, tactics, player positions and/or special teams intended to prevent an opposing player or team gaining standing in a game relative to one's self or team. Questions using this tag should also be tagged with the specific sport in question.

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What is the difference between a strong safety and a free safety?

There are two distinct labels for a "safety" in football: strong (SS) and free (FS). Ed Reed (FS) and Troy Polamalu (SS) were two of the premier players in the NFL "in the safety position" during ...
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What are the disadvantages of the wide nine defensive scheme?

Correct me if i'm wrong I've read a little about a wide-nine defensive scheme. Trying to get an understanding of this. From my understanding, a wide nine defensive philosophy depends on defensive ...