Defensive Positions

Meet the defense. They are a group of eleven (11) players responsible for defending against scores. At all times, players on the defense must stop the forward-progress of the offense and try to force a turnover so their team can get possession of the ball.

Below depicts a standard football defense. We have the defensive line, two (2) cornerbacks, two (2) linebackers, one (1) strong-safety, and one (1) free-safety. You can hover or click on the shadows to reveal a definition.

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