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Defensive Formation – 4-3 Defense Diagram

Defensive Formation – 4-3 Defense Diagram

Using diagrams is the easiest way to explain American Football defensive formations. The Football solution for ConceptDraw PRO contains a set of samples depicts the most popular defensive formations diagrams. Using embedded presentation tools you are able to share your football knowledge with wide audience. Read more
The vector stencils library "American football positions" contains 38 symbols for drawing diagrams of American football positions.
"In American football, each team has eleven players on the field at one time. The specific role that a player takes on the field is called their position. Under the modern rules of American football, teams are allowed unlimited substitutions, that is teams may change any number of players after any play. This has resulted in the development of three "platoons" of players, the offense (the team with the ball, who is trying to score), the defense (the team trying to prevent the other team from scoring, and to take the ball from them), and the special teams (who play in kicking situations). Within those platoons, various specific positions exist depending on what the player's main job is." [American football positions. Wikipedia]
The symbols example "Design elements - Football positions (for perspective view)" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram symbols
American football positions diagram symbols, wide receiver, tight end, tackle, safety, running back, quarterback, punter, punt returner, long snapper, linebackers, kickoff specialist, kicker, kick returner, holder, guard, defensive tackle, defensive end, cornerback, center,
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This sample diagram demonstrates key football terms in simple visual manner. The end zones and parts of the football field and players positions are now simple to remember. This drawing can be a good start for explaining football rules and explaining game details.
This American football field diagram example was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football field diagram
American football field diagram, offensive tackle, T, football field,
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Offensive Strategy – Spread Offense Diagram

Explaining offensive strategies of American Football is practically impossible without drawing a diagram. If you need to do this more than once you have to choose an appropriate tool allows you to change diagrams easily. ConceptDraw PRO extended with the Football Solution is the best choice for this case. Read more

3-4 Defense Diagram

To be an expert in American Football this is not enough to know rules, you should also know at least basic offenses and defenses. Getting closer with this kind of knowledge you may find visual football diagrams an extremely helpful. The Football solution for ConceptDraw PRO gives you a perfect tool for drawing football diagrams. Read more
The vector stencils library "American football positions" contains 38 american football (gridiron) players symbols.
Use it for drawing diagrams of American football positions in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Defensive tackle (DT)
Defensive tackle (DT), defensive tackle, DT,
Defensive end (DE)
Defensive end (DE), defensive tackle, DT,
Linebackers (LB)
Linebackers (LB), linebackers, LB,
Cornerback (CB)
Cornerback (CB), cornerback, CB,
Safety (S)
Safety (S), safety, S,
Quarterback (QB)
Quarterback (QB), quarterback, QB,
Running back (RB)
Running back (RB), running back, RB,
Wide receiver (WR)
Wide receiver (WR), wide receiver, WR,
Tight end (TE)
Tight end (TE), tight end, TE,
Center (C)
Center (C), center, C,
Offensive guard (G)
Offensive guard (G), offensive guard, G,
Offensive tackle (T)
Offensive tackle (T), offensive tackle, T,
Kicker (K)
Kicker (K), kicker, K,
Holder (H)
Holder (H), holder, H,
Long snapper (LS)
Long snapper (LS), long snapper, LS,
Punter (P)
Punter (P), punter, P,
Kickoff specialist (KOS)
Kickoff specialist (KOS), kickoff specialist, KOS,
Punt returner (PR)
Punt returner (PR), punt returner, PR,
Kick returner (KR)
 Kick returner (KR), offensive tackle, T,
Defensive tackle (DT)
Defensive tackle (DT), defensive tackle,
Defensive end (DE)
Defensive end (DE), defensive end,
Linebackers (LB)
Linebackers (LB), linebackers,
Cornerback (CB)
Cornerback (CB), cornerback,
Safety (S)
Safety (S), safety,
Quarterback (QB)
Quarterback (QB), quarterback,
Running back (RB)
Running back (RB), running back,
Wide receiver (WR)
Wide receiver (WR), wide receiver,
Tight end (TE)
Tight end (TE), tight end,
Center (C)
Center (C), center,
Guard (G)
Guard (G), guard,
Tackle (T)
Tackle (T), tackle,
Kicker (K)
Kicker (K), kicker,
Holder (H)
Holder (H), holder,
Long snapper (LS)
Long snapper (LS), long snapper,
Punter (P)
Punter (P), punter,
Kickoff specialist (KOS)
Kickoff specialist (KOS), kickoff specialist,
Punt returner (PR)
Punt returner (PR), punt returner,
Kick returner (KR)
Kick returner (KR), kick returner,
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"The I formation is one of the most common offensive formations in American football. The I formation draws its name from the vertical (as viewed from the opposing endzone) alignment of quarterback, fullback, and running back, particularly when contrasted with the same players' alignments in the T formation.
The formation begins with the usual 5 offensive linemen (2 offensive tackles, 2 guards, and a center), the quarterback under center, and two backs in-line behind the quarterback. The base variant adds a tight end to one side of the line and two wide receivers, one at each end of the line." [I formation. Wikipedia]
The American football positions diagram example "I Formation (Offense)" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram
American football positions diagram, wide receiver, WR, tight end, TE, running back, RB, quarterback, QB, offensive tackle, T, offensive guard, G, holder, H, center, C,
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Pro Set Formation (Offense) Diagram

ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Football solution delivers a set of samples depict the most popular offenses, and libraries and templates allowing you complete this set with all offenses you know, or maybe invent a new one.A complete set of predesigned fields and positions make drawing offense diagram as quickly as with pen and paper. Read more
The vector stencils library "American football positions" contains 38 symbols for drawing diagrams of American football positions.
"A football game is played between two teams of 11 players each. It is legal to have fewer players on the field, but playing with more on the field is punishable by a penalty. Teams may substitute any number of their players between downs; this "platoon" system replaced the original system, which featured limited substitution rules, and has resulted in teams utilizing specialized offensive, defensive and special teams squads.
Individual players in a football game must be designated with a uniform number between 1 and 99. NFL teams are required to number their players by a league-approved numbering system, and any exceptions must be approved by the Commissioner. NCAA and NFHS teams are "strongly advised" to number their offensive players according to a league-suggested numbering scheme." [American football. Wikipedia]
The symbols example "Design elements - Football positions" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram symbols
American football positions diagram symbols, wide receiver, WR, tight end, TE, safety, S, running back, RB, quarterback, QB, punter, P, punt returner, PR, offensive tackle, T, offensive guard, G, long snapper, LS, linebackers, LB, kickoff specialist, KOS, kicker, K, holder, H, defensive tackle, DT, cornerback, CB, center, C,
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Shotgun Formation (Offense) Diagram

The Football solution for ConceptDraw PRO software contains a set of libraries, templates and samples allowing football specialists to draw football diagrams with ease. A set of predesigned fields and positions allows producing football diagrams without any drawing experience. Read more

Defensive Strategy Diagram – 46 Defence

Drawing defensive strategy diagrams using ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Football solution saves your time, and adds more value to your work. You can easily convert vector drawing to a popular graphic format and then post it to your blog or site. There is no problem to add your logo or text copyright, or use some text comments to make your diagrams unique and recognizable. Read more
"In American football, a T formation (frequently called the full house formation in modern usage) is a formation used by the offensive team in which three running backs line up in a row about five yards behind the quarterback, forming the shape of a "T".
Numerous variations of the T formation have been developed, including the Power-T, where two tight ends are used, the Pro T, which uses one tight end and one wide receiver, or the Wing T, where one of the running backs (or wingback) lines up one step behind and to the side of the tight end. Any of these can be run using the original spacing, which produced a front of about seven yards, or the Split-T spacing, where the linemen were farther apart and the total length of the line was from 10-16 yards." [T formation. Wikipedia]
The American football positions diagram example "Offensive formation - T-formation" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram
American football positions diagram, tight end, TE, quarterback, QB, offensive tackle, T, offensive guard, G, halfback, fullback, center, C,
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"This base defense consists of four defensive linemen, three linebackers, and four defensive backs (two safeties, two corners). Against two-receiver offensive sets, this formation is effective against the run and the pass. In the original 4–3, defensive tackles would line up opposite the offensive guards, and defensive ends on the outside shoulders of the offensive tackles. On passing downs, the Mike (middle linebacker) is often responsible to cover any running backs, the Sam (strong-side linebacker) covers the Tight End, and the Will (weak-side linebacker) either covers a back or blitzes in an attempt to sack the quarterback. Though first used as a base defense by the New York Giants in 1956, plenty of teams experimented with it during the 1950s, and thus there are multiple claimed inventors of this defense. There are several different variations of the 4–3 defense such as the 4-3 under defense, 4-3 over defense, 4-3 umbrella defense, 4-3 swim defense, and 4-3 slide defense." [List of formations in American football. Wikipedia]
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The American football positions diagram example "Defensive Formation - 4-3 defense" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram
American football positions diagram, safety, S, linebackers, LB, defensive tackle, DT, cornerback, CB,
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This sample diagram demonstrates key football terms in simple visual manner. The end zones and parts of the football field and players positions are now simple to remember. This drawing can be a good start for explaining football rules and explaining game details.
This American football field diagram example was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football field diagram
American football field diagram, offensive tackle, T, football field,
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"In American football, a 4–3 defense is a defensive alignment consisting of four down linemen and three linebackers. It is probably the most commonly used defense in modern American football and especially in the National Football League. ...
In the original version of the 4–3, the tackles lined up over the offensive guards and the ends lined up on the outside shoulder of the offensive tackles, with the middle linebacker over the center and the other linebackers outside the ends. In the mid-1960s Hank Stram developed a popular variation, the "Kansas City Stack", which shifted the strong side defensive end over the tight end, stacked the strongside linebacker over the tackle, and shifted the weakside tackle over center. At about the same time the Cleveland Browns frequently used a weakside shift. The Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry developed a "flex" variation, in order to take advantage of the quickness of his Hall of Fame tackle, Bob Lilly. In Tom Landry's original 4–3 defenses (4-3 Inside and 4-3 Outside), both defensive tackle were flexed. In the "flex", on a pro set right, with defensive keys showing a run to the right, the right defensive tackle would be flush on the line and was supposed to penetrate. The right defensive end and left defensive tackle were flexed two feet off the line of scrimmage, the right defensive end now head on with the left offensive tackle (i.e. a 4-2-2-5 front instead of the more common 5-2-2-5 front). This gave the defense a "zig zag" look unlike any other of its day. More modern versions of the 4-3 include the Tampa 2 scheme and the 4-3 slide." [4–3 defense. Wikipedia]
The American football positions diagram example "Defensive play - Under front" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram
American football positions diagram, safety, S, linebackers, LB, defensive tackle, DT, cornerback, CB,
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