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  Scout.com: Chalk Talk: the Defensive Tackle
Defensive tackles are normally referred to as 1-technique or 3-technique linemen.
Defensive linemen are referred to as either a 1-gap or 2-gap lineman.
A 1-gap tackle is asked to contain a single gap, normally A or B. He must clog up his gap and tackle any ball-carriers who come his way or use that gap to get to the quarterback.
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  Scout.com: Chalk Talk: the Defensive Tackle
Defensive tackles are normally referred to as 1-technique or 3-technique linemen.
Defensive tackles are also differentiated by their gap responsibilities.
Defensive linemen are referred to as either a 1-gap or 2-gap lineman.
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 TSN : NFL - Canada's Sports Leader
Placed defensive end Trevor Pryce on injured reserve; signed defensive tackle Zarnell Fitch to the active roster; signed defensive tackle Amon Gordon to the practice squad.
Placed defensive tackles Rod Coleman and Trey Lewis on the injured reserve; defensive tackle Jesse Mahelona; activated defensive end Kevin Huntley from the practice squad; signed defensive end Derrick Jones to the practice squad.
Waived defensive end Otis Grigsby; signed defensive tackle Gary Gibson from the practice squad.
www.tsn.ca /nfl/transactions   (512 words)

  
 DraftAce.com - Year Round NFL Draft Coverage
He is a perfect fit for the Tampa 2 defense, which Tomlin figures to switch to eventually.
The Bengals have to use this pick on the defensive side of the ball, and with a few linebacker available, that would be the smart move.
Justin Harrell is a big, physical defensive tackle and now that he is fully recovered from a torn biceps the Saints are prepared to select him 27th overall.
www.draftace.com /draft2007/mockdraftround1.htm   (2118 words)

  
 Kansas City Chiefs - GRETZ: The Personnel Road Part IV- Defensive Tackle
Among those tackles, only one could be called a success on the field: John Browning, a third-round choice in 1996, who started in 96 games over his career at all four defensive line positions, with 72 of those coming at defensive tackle.
The defensive problems the Chiefs started experiencing with the 1998 unit can be traced to a lack of talent and production from the defensive tackle positions.
Along with an offensive left tackle, defensive tackle must be at the top of the Chiefs draft wish list, especially on the first day.
www.kcchiefs.com /news/2007/02/26/gretz_the_personnel_road_part_iv_defensive_tackle   (1015 words)

  
 NFLHS.COM - Position Index - Defensive Line Pursuit
Defensive success often can be traced to the desire and discipline that the defensive line demonstrates as it pursues a play.
After the two defensive tackles and the nose tackle make contact with the offensive players in front of them, they determine the direction of the run and start moving down the line of scrimmage in the direction of the ball carrier.
The defensive tackle on the side of the run goes live yards deep, the nose tackle 10 yards deep, and the defensive tackle on the side away from the run 15 yards deep.
www.nflhs.com /TipsDrills/PositionIndex/dl5_06302006_jjc.asp   (1176 words)

  
 What are the defensive positions on a football field? from ExpertVillage
Just like the nose tackle, the defensive tackle's job is to apply pressure to the quarterback and stop the run up the middle.
Defensive ends are usually much quicker than the nose tackle and the defensive tackles.
The main job for the defensive end is to apply pressure on the quarterback from the outside, as well as contain the run to the outside.
sports.expertvillage.com /experts/football-defensive-positions.htm   (789 words)

  
 Didinger's Defensive Tackle Analysis - Philadelphia Eagle 75th Anniversary Site
"Defensive tackle has not been a particularly strong position over the years with the Eagles, but there is a pretty good representation here.
You look at some of his stats: in '83 he had 110 tackles, and led all defensive linemen, a number that was a lot for a nose tackle.
I just think that Johnson was a key, key player on the Vermeil defenses, a group that allowed the fewest points in the league during the period of time from the 1978 season through 1981.
museum.philadelphiaeagles.com /defensivetackleanalysis.asp   (1115 words)

  
 Football 101: Defensive Tackles
What the defense can do about this is to have the defensive tackle and perhaps defensive end drop back from the line and try to defend those "zones" that the linebackers just vacated.
Of course defensive linemen are not the greatest guys in the world at pass defense, but the idea is that they only need to defend these areas for about two seconds, then the blitz should be hitting the quarterback.
The nose tackle will also be responsible in passing plays to push the center back towards the quarterback so that the quarterback cannot step up in the pocket and evade the rush of the defensive ends.
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 History of Pro Football in Buffalo
If there was no defender in either of those positions, the tackle would be instructed to cross the line of scrimmage and seal to the inside--that is, take the first defender in front of him or to his left and block him to the left.
If the defensive tackle began to penetrate quickly, through the area vacated by the onside guard, he could be hit by a quick trap block from the other guard, with the fullback or halfback carrying the ball right up the middle, off a reverse spin by the quarterback.
Shaughnessy developed the 4-3 over, in which the weakside defensive tackle played over the center, while the strongside tackle and end moved somewhat to the outside, and the 4-3 under, in which the weakside defensive tackle played opposite the center.
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 NFL Draft Preview: Defensive Tackles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ngata faced double- and triple-teams at Oregon State and was still one of the elite defensive tackles last year, recording 61 tackles, nine for a loss and three sacks.
He is thought to be a top-notch pass-rusher for a tackle, logging nine sacks, 66 tackles and 25 tackles for a loss last season.
A nose tackle who has not received a lot of publicity, Oshinowo is regarded as one of the "sleepers" of the draft.
www.redskins.com /news/draftCentralDetail.jsp?id=5915   (626 words)

  
 Football 101: The Defensive Front Seven   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The two outer 0-technique positions are often referred to as the shade technique because the defensive tackle is not lined up directly over the center, but puts his facemask near the center's shoulder and angles his body diagonally so that his rear end is more toward the guard.
In the under shift, three of the defensive linemen are shifted toward the weakside of the defense and there are favorable one-on-one match-ups on the weakside for the defensive line.
The overall defensive philosophy for the Giants, in terms of pass rush, will be to rush four or five defenders from any gap and not have the same down four rushing from the same gaps.
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 ESPN - Scouts Inc. defensive tackle grading - Insider
Defensive tackle is a position that has evolved as much as any at the college level.
The type of defensive tackle a program looks for depends on whether it plays primarily a 4-3, which requires two tackles, or a 3-4, which requires one.
Defensive tackles must be tough enough to mix it up inside and also stack and control the line of scrimmage.
sports.espn.go.com /ncaa/recruiting/news/story?id=2350477   (517 words)

  
 Lions sign defensive tackle Redding to long-term contract - Boston.com
Defensive tackle Cory Redding has signed a multi-year deal with the Detroit Lions, the team announced on Monday.
Detroit Lions' Daniel Bullocks (L), with defensive end Cory Redding (R), sacks Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick during the first half of their NFL game in Detroit, Michigan November 5, 2006.
He started 37 games at defensive end before moving to defensive tackle in 2006.
www.boston.com /sports/football/articles/2007/07/17/lions_sign_defensive_tackle_redding_to_long_term_contract   (246 words)

  
 Smith's move to tackle lets Pitt draw line on defense   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The move from defensive end to defensive tackle was inevitable for Thomas Smith, but he wasn't happy about it in January when Pitt coaches approached him and asked him to make the switch.
Smith's move from end to tackle is certainly an upgrade for the Panthers' defensive line because they haven't had a player of his athletic ability -- not to mention his nasty demeanor -- at tackle in a long time.
Pitt defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads said that Smith, who is 6 feet 4, 285 pounds, is a perfect fit for defensive tackle and was potentially the best tackle on the team last year as well.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05093/481825.stm   (1065 words)

  
 Bengalszone - Bengals Solidify Defensive Line
In Washington (under the tutelage of defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis), Gardener had a standout year with 52 tackles and 4 sacks, and was named an alternate to the Pro Bowl.
While we are still likely to draft a defensive tackle in the first two rounds, we no longer need to, so don’t be surprised if we end up with a good wide receiver like Mike Jenkins or a good running back like Greg Jones in the second round.
Whatever defensive tackle we draft will be able to see time, but won’t have to start.
www.bengalszone.com /article.php?sid=133   (609 words)

  
 Detroit Lions Site: 2006 Draft Prospect Analysis: Defensive Line
He recorded 46 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in 2004, earning All-American honors, before finishing sixth on the team in tackles (61) his junior season while recording 9.0 tackles for loss and three sacks.
He is consistently the first defensive lineman moving at the snap, gets on top of the offensive lineman fast and can jolt and drive his man backward into the quarterback's lap.
He has flashed the ability to burst off the ball to beat the offensive tackle around the corner and, after his first two steps upfield, he has the ability to plant and explode through the inside shoulder of the offensive tackle.
www.detroitlions.com /document_display.cfm?document_id=444511   (1759 words)

  
 Defensive Tackle
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 USATODAY.com - NFL Draft scouting report: Defensive linemen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The real heavyweights at defensive tackle are counted on to block out the lanes of daylight and in many schemes, tie up blockers that free linebackers to make plays.
In terms of defensive tackles, Travis Johnson is the main guy.
Eight players listed as defensive linemen had better 40 times at the combine than Clarett, including Northwestern defensive tackle Louis Castillo (6-3, 303), whose 4.79 time was best among the 73 players at the combine weighing at least 300 pounds.
www.usatoday.com /sports/football/2005draft/2005-04-13-profile-defensive-linemen_x.htm   (1153 words)

  
 Kareem Brown - Official New England Patriots Biography
Standout two-way lineman, competing as a defensive end and offensive tackle...Was forced to sit out his senior season due to age requirements, but earned All-Dade County honors and was his team's Defensive MVP as a junior, adding Prep Star All-American honors...
His eleven sacks in 2006 were the second-best season total by a Miami defensive tackle, ranking behind Don Latimer's 15 in 1977 and surpassed heralded Hurricanes, Russell Maryland (10.5 in 1990) and Warren Sapp (10.5 in 1994) on the defensive tackle season chart.
Finished with 60 tackles (38 solos) and ranked 14th in the nation and second in the ACC with a teamhigh 11 sacks for minus 49 yards...
www.patriots.com /team/index.cfm?ac=playerbio&bio=32508   (562 words)

  
 Bucs: Defensive tackle welcomes his new digs
TAMPA - Defensive tackle Oliver Gibson, who signed Friday, practiced with his new team for the first time Sunday and said he's eager to get acclimated to the defensive scheme.
But Russell was released after failing to live up to the terms of his contract (he later was suspended by the league for violating its substance-abuse policy) and the Bucs have been looking for veteran depth in the middle.
"He's a nose tackle and a guy we looked at a little bit in the offseason when he was with the Bengals and he chose to go with Buffalo," coach Jon Gruden said.
www.sptimes.com /2004/08/23/Bucs/Defensive_tackle_welc.shtml   (607 words)

  
 Defensive Tackle Position Suddenly A Crowded Field - Philadelphia Eagles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He started in Chicago, played the valuable defensive tackle position, and he had big, fat dollar signs in his eyes, as does every free agent.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this: The fact that the Eagles have, we all think, seriously upgraded their linebackers in the off-season is going to make these defensive tackles much more effective, and vice versa.
Defensive tackle is a strength for this team.
www.philadelphiaeagles.com /homeNewsDetail.jsp?id=68452   (1129 words)

  
 NFL Draft Countdown - 2008 NFL Mock Draft
Many felt the Redskins would look to address their defensive line with the #6 pick in the 2007 NFL Draft and while you certainly can't knock their selection of LaRon Landry from a value standpoint the fact remains that they still need an impact guy up front, whether it be at end or tackle.
They also have issues at cornerback and defensive tackle so they are possibilities but in the end this is where the value lies.
A nose tackle to backup Jamal Williams would sure be nice but since there really isn't value there at this point they turn their attention elsewhere and select a playmaking linebacker.
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 Defensive picks eventually dominate early rounds
They drafted for defense, taking 11 defensive linemen in a first round also marked by an aborted trade between Minnesota and Baltimore that led to three of the quickest first-round picks in draft history.
At that point, McDougle was the eighth defensive lineman taken, but the Eagles are a bit desperate, having lost Hugh Douglas, their best pass rusher, to Jacksonville in free agency.
The first five picks were no surprise: Palmer, Rogers and Johnson, followed by defensive tackle Dewayne Robertson of Kentucky to the New York Jets, who traded up Friday for the pick and cornerback Terence Newman of Kansas State to Dallas.
www.post-gazette.com /steelers/20030427nflpicks0427p5.asp   (975 words)

  
 ESPN - Bengals sign Allen to add depth at defensive tackle - NFL
Continuing to add depth to the defensive tackle position, the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday signed unrestricted free agent Kenderick Allen, who missed most of the 2006 season because of a foot injury.
The Bengals also chose former Oregon defensive tackle Matt Toeaina in the sixth round of the draft.
Indianapolis defensive tackle Ed Johnson stole the show in an otherwise average weekend for the 2007 rookie class, Len Pasquarelli writes.
sports.espn.go.com /nfl/news/story?id=2870033&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines   (460 words)

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