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The Miami Dolphins 'Backer Plugs vs. the Chiefs.

In Frankfurt, Germany, Vic Fangio, now the Eagles' defensive coordinator, used well-timed linebacker blitzes to stop the Chiefs' run game.
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» In this episode, I talk about:

  • What is a ‘backer plug?

  • How Vic Fangio and the Dolphins used them to control the Chiefs’ run game.

  • Why are they a ‘utility’ pressure?

  • Examples from Miami’s Base defense (3-4) against several KC run plays.

  • A look at how the pressure works against play-action.

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