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50 Defense: A once popular college defense with 5 defensive linemen and 2 linebackers. Also known as the 'Oklahoma Defense,' it is structurally very similar to the 3-4. In the 50-defense, the team uses . . . View Full Definition
Nickel Defense: When a defense brings in a 5th defensive back to replace a linebacker on the field, increasing its pass coverage.
Prevent Defense: A defensive strategy that utilizes deep zone coverage in order to prevent a big pass play from happening down field, usually at the expense of giving up yards at shorter distances. Often use . . . View Full Definition
Quarter Defense: Defensive formation with seven defensive backs, three down linemen and one linebacker.
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Penetration: When the ball is dribbled or passed inside the defensive area toward the basket.