Football Defensive Goals
The goals of the defense are:
Tackling is the act of bringing the ball carrier to the ground. When a player is tackled, the down is over. The player's knee or arm must hit the ground with the ball in hand as a result of contact with a defensive player. The defense must be good at tackling in order to keep the offense from receiving first downs and eventually points.
- Man to man: Each defensive back is assigned a player and covers him
- Zone: Each defensive back is assigned a zone and must cover that zone and every offensive player in it
A blitz in football is a play design that has the defense sprint towards the quarterback at the start of a down for a sack. A sack is when the defense tackles the quarterback for a loss of yards. To be considered a blitz, the defense must send more rushers than usual; this is usually five or more players.