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    From "NFL For Dummies"
    So its perfect for you two.



    The Positions in a Football Secondary

    By Howie Long and John Czarnecki from Football For Dummies, 4th US Edition
    The secondary is the name given to the group of players on an American football team who make up the defensive backfield. All the players who make up the secondary are called defensive backs, but that category is further divided. In a nutshell, these players are responsible for preventing the opponent’s receivers from catching the ball. If they fail, they must then make the tackle, preventing a possible touchdown. The different players work in slightly different ways.
    Cornerbacks

    The cornerback is typically the fastest of the defensive backs. The ideal NFL cornerback can run the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, weighs between 180 and 190 pounds, and is at least 6 feet tall. However, the average NFL cornerback is about 5’10”. Although speed and agility remain the necessary commodities, height is becoming a factor in order to defend the ever-increasing height of today’s wide receivers.
    Here’s the cornerback’s role in two specific types of coverage:
    Cornerbacks in man-to-man coverage: Most defensive schemes employ two cornerbacks (CB) in man-to-man coverage against the offense’s wide receivers (WR).


    • Cornerbacks in zone coverage: If a team’s cornerbacks are smaller and slower than its opponent’s receivers, that team usually plays more zone coverages, fearing that fast receivers will expose its secondary’s athletic weaknesses. However, if you have two talented cornerbacks, your team can play more man-to-man coverage.
    Safeties

    Most defenses employ two safeties — a strong safety and a free safety. They must see and recognize the offense’s formations and instruct their teammates to make whatever coverage adjustments are necessary:
    • Strong safety: Of the two types of safeties, the strong safety is generally bigger, stronger, and slower. Coaches often refer to (and judge) their safeties as small linebackers. These players should
      • Be above-average tacklers
      • Have the ability to backpedal and quickly retreat in order to cover a specified area to defend the pass (which is called dropping into pass coverage)
      The strong safety normally aligns to the tight end side of the offensive formation (also known as the strong side, hence the name strong safety), and 99 percent of the time, his pass coverage responsibility is either the tight end or a running back who leaves the backfield.
    • Free safety: Generally more athletic and less physical than the strong safety. He usually positions himself 12 to 15 yards deep and off the line of scrimmage.
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    thanks for the chart, barney stinson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morehead State View Post
    You don't get it B. The decision was made when we didn't deal with the gaping hole at RT in our roster...before the draft. The draft isn't for filling holes. Thats what free agency is for. The draft is about building your team.
    seriously man how the hell do you now what their plan was when decisions were made or anything else for that matter.....its a speculation.....you win Jerry ****ed up tbh I don't know how he keeps his job the ****ing imgrate....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPizzack View Post
    thanks for the chart, barney stinson
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by byron View Post
    seriously man how the hell do you now what their plan was when decisions were made or anything else for that matter.....its a speculation.....you win Jerry ****ed up tbh I don't know how he keeps his job the ****ing imgrate....
    RIGHT?!?! MIGHT AS WEL JUST ****ING FIRE EVERYONE!!!!

    Bring back Accorsi! maybe we can draft John Elway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morehead State View Post
    You don't get it B. The decision was made when we didn't deal with the gaping hole at RT in our roster...before the draft. The draft isn't for filling holes. Thats what free agency is for. The draft is about building your team.
    tomato... Tamarto

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPizzack View Post
    thanks for the chart, barney stinson
    I don't know who that is. But calling LB'rs, "the secondary" is absolutely ridiculous.
    Get well soon 80.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byron View Post
    tomato... Tamarto
    I don't understand your point here B. This is a fundamental error made by JR at a time where an tremendous and rare stroke of luck (great talent dropping in our laps) was not taken advantage of.
    It was more a move for Jerry Jones and not Jerry Reese.
    He chased a need in the draft and lost out on a great prospect, that wouldn't have been necessary if he had done his job in free agency.

    I said it a month ago when I said his neglect of the O line in free agency was a huge problem.
    Get well soon 80.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morehead State View Post
    I don't know who that is. But calling LB'rs, "the secondary" is absolutely ridiculous.
    they drop back in coverage like your chart says, no? They are the second line of defense behind the dline.

    Seems fitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezzzR View Post
    they drop back in coverage like your chart says, no? They are the second line of defense behind the dline.

    Seems fitting.
    Its like calling a RB a WR because he goes out for a pass.
    Keep digging Dez.
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