Defensive formations. Two defensive linemen (DE), usually consisting of one superior pass-rusher and a rugged run-defender Cover two: The cover two, a 4-3 zone defense, is designed to stop short passes. Rather than cover receivers man to man, the defensive side of the field is divided into zones, with each zone the responsibility of a safety,...What is defensive scheme in football?
There are a large and varied number of schemes that exist in football-as the game evolves variations on existing schemes and new, more exotic schemes emerge. Typical defensive schemes include the 3-4 and 4-3 defense, Man-to-man and zone (coverage) defenses.