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Football University: 49ers base defensive front

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Learn about the 49ers defensive sets! Very nice explanation of the base 3-4 versus the 4-3 under front.

Man, even their defensive playbook is super sophisticated!

A thing about football is that the offense adapts to the defense... most other sports, it's the opposite.

Well, this is awesome:

The weak-side defensive tackle basically needs to be Justin Smith. An unstoppable force who get's into the backfield no matter what you do to stop him. He needs to be the best interior pass-rusher you have, capable of penetrating easily against 1-on-1 match-ups with the guard. Many 4-3 3-tech DT's can play this position, but not many 3-4 5-tech DE's. Justin Smith is not human, however.