Posted by gmc_sierra on 5/30/2012 9:42:00 PM (view original):
Thank you rmancil for giving this clinic a try . .When recruiting for LB's , what attributes do you look for that determines a good Inside linebacker and also for a good Outside linebacker . Same question for Defensive backs , with regards to Corner and Safeties . I currently practice for 3 Def. sets .4-3 , 4-4 , 5-2 . Hope to drop 4-4 for 3-4 in the future if I can get the depth I would need .
The style of LB you use has a lot to do with your defense. The 5-2( unless you use it inside your 10 yd) and nickle need fast LB with CB skills which is great GI and elusiveness LB always need to be athletic.ILB don't need as much speed but need more strength and tackling skills. Think of a OLB dropping into coverage in the nickle playing a zone and making a tackle vs a WR while the ILB is busy meeting the RB in the hole on most run plays.
The more LB you have on the field the less speed is a issue the fewer the greater need for speed. Remember the 5-2 is really a GL defense and as a result it can burn you giving up big plays when it is used outside your 20 yds line. 3-4 is the defense if you want to use a ton of LB and works real well against Pro set offenses.
DB need speed athletic skill safeties need to tackle better than CB who need better speed and agility as well as hands. Biggest play your defense can make is a TO/ INT or fumble recovery.GI is huge on defense.