There are many types of strategies that a good defense will employ. All defensive strategies revolve around coverage, the ability to defend against offensive players movement and their forward-progress. Here are two types of defensive coverage:
Man To Man Coverage
A team will match players based on the following:
- player position
Blitzing is a defensive strategy that comes from the German word blitzkrieg that was a strategy of war used in WWII. The idea here is to create defensive plays that break through the opposing team's offensive line to quickly overwhelm the offense and to sack the quarterback.