Seattle Seahawks: The LEO Defense– What Is It? How Does It Work?

February 21, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Seahawks' defense was up and down, much like the offense, in 2010. It's understandable when switching to a whole new defensive scheme (and it is quite different).
The Seahawks ran a unique defense in today's NFL. To the untrained eye it looks like a 4-3 with a standup end, and in a lot of ways it is. However, delve deeper, and it's actually much different than your standard 4-3 defense.
Before I move on, I'd like you take a look at this:
When I say "1 technique" later on, I am referring to the position the player plays. It is marked on this picture as 1. The same goes for 3 tech, 5, 7, etc. The 1 and 3 are never on the same side.
The letters are the corresponding gaps. For example, when you hear announcers say "A Gap Pressure", it means the defense is bringing heat straight up the middle or through the A gap or gaps.
You can find a better explanation of this here
Anyway, the 4-3 and 3-4 very often will have strict right defensive end or left rush ...

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