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Broncos vs. Colts: 2nd Quarter Defensive Alignments and Defensive Tackle Techniques

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Consider these posts an archive/encyclopedia for what the Broncos are doing defensively. I will include front 7 alignment along with techniques for each defensive alignment on every play. Why four posts? One for each quarter of the previous game. It portions out the work for me and gives us a chance to process the information in smaller parcels.

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How do I figure out offensive personnel?

The magic number is always "5". The first number always tells you how many RB/FB are in the formation, the second number always tells you how many TE are in the formation. You figure out how many WR by adding up the two numbers and taking it away from 5.

Example:

11 personnel

1 RB 1 TE

1+1=2

5-2=3 You have 3 WR's in 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE, 3 WR)

It is just shorthand folks.

What does 3-3-5 or 4-2-5 mean?

Again it's just shorthand for the defense. The first number tells you how many DL there are, the second number tells you how many LB there are, the last number tells you how many DB there are (corners and safeties). Therefore 3-3-5 means there are 3 DL 3 LB and 5 DB in the game on that formation.

If you have 5 DB in the game, that defense is called "nickel"

If you have 6 DB in the game, that defense is called "dime"

Changes to the system

- Whether or not I think the front is a 3-4, 5-2 etc, I will now always label it "under"

- I will indicate if the ends are standing up in a 2-point stance (up) next to the technique. If their hand is on the ground, they will just be listed with their technique.

2nd Q Log

Snap

Down

Offense

Defense

19

1-10

11

4-2-5

20

2-1

20

4-2-5

21

3-1

22

Jumbo

22

1-10

20

4-2-5

23

1-10

20

4-2-5

24

2-11

20

4-2-5

25

3-11

11

3-3-5

26

1-10

10

4-2-5

27

2-10

21

Under

28

3-2

22

Under

29

1-10

20

4-2-5

30

2-2

20

Under

31

3-2

11

4-2-5

32

1-10

11

4-2-5

33

2-4

11

4-2-5

34

1-10

11

4-2-5

35

1-10

11

4-2-5

36

2-8

11

4-2-5

37

3-6

11

4-2-5

Under

52_medium

52_medium

Snap

Down

Offense

Front/Techniques

27

2-10

21

Ayers 9, Williams 3, Vickerson 1, Wolfe 4, Miller 9 (up)

28

3-2

22

Miller 9 (up), Wolfe 5, Knighton 1, Vickerson 3, Ayers 9 (up)

30

2-2

20

Miller 9 (up), Unrein 3, Knigton 0, Jackson 3, Irving 9 (up)x

3-3-5_medium

Snap

Down

Offense

Front/Techniques

25

3-11

11

Ayers 9, Jackson 3, Miller 3 (up), Wolfe 9

4-2-5

425_12_medium

425_medium

Snap

Down

Offense

Front/Techniques

19

1-10

11

Ayers 9, Jackson 3, Williams 3, Miller 7 (up)

20

2-2

20

Ayers 9, Jackson 3, Williams 1, Miller 7 (up)

22

1-10

20

Ayers 7, Jackson 1, Williams 3, Miller 7 (up)

23

1-10

20

Ayers 9, Jackson 3, Williams 3, Miller 7 (up)

24

2-11

20

Ayers 9, Jackson 2, Williams 3, Miller 7 (up)

26

1-10

10

Ayers 9, Williams 1, Wolfe 3, Phillips 7 (up)

29

1-10

20

Miller 7 (up), Knighton 3, Wolfe 3, Phillips 9 (up)

31

3-2

11

Miller (up), Knighton 1, Wolfe 3, Phillips 9 (up)

32

1-10

11

Miller 9 (up), Knighton 3, Vickerson 3, Phillips 9 (up)

33

1-10

11

Miller 9 (up), Jackson 1, Vickerson 3, Phillips 9 (up)

34

1-10

11

Miller 9 (up), Wofle 3, Vickerson 3, Phillips 9 (up)

35

1-10

11

Miller 9 (up), Wolfe 3, Vickerson 3, Phillips 9 (up)

36

2-8

11

Miller 9 (up), Knighton 1, Wolfe 3, Phillips 9 (up)

37

3-6

11

Miller 7 (up), Knighton 1, Wolfe 3, and Phillips 9 (up)

"Jumbo"

Jumbo_medium

Snap

Down

Offense

Front/Techniques

21

3-1

22

Phillips 9, Unrein 3, Knighton 0, Vickerson 3, Wolfe 9