nose tackle


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Unlike the nose tackle, this alignment puts a player one-on-one with an offensive lineman, allowing him to attack the B-gap (between the guard and tackle). Laken Litman, Indianapolis Star, "How spring position changes are affecting Notre Dame's defense," 17 Apr. 2018 The Colts on Wednesday used a first group of Tarell Basham at right end, Denico Autry at defensive tackle, Al Woods at nose tackle and Jabaal Sheard at left end. Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Star, "Colts observations: Could this defensive line actually have depth?," 30 May 2018 Consensus: Massive nose tackle with outstanding strength, strong hands, scheme versatility (strong enough to two-gap and quick enough to one-gap). Terez Paylor, kansascity, "NFL Draft tracker: From Mayfield to Lamar, here's Paylor's analysis of entire first round | The Kansas City Star," 26 Apr. 2018 Wisconsin’s starting nose tackle, who will be a senior and the team's most experienced defensive lineman next season, spent an extra 30 minutes working with several younger players on a variety of techniques designed to defeat blockers. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Olive Sagapolu, UW's most experienced defensive lineman, mentors younger teammates," 5 Apr. 2018 The incredible shrinking Tyler Shelvin: Redshirt freshman nose tackle Tyler Shelvin of Lafayette's Notre Dame High, who reported last season weighing 390 pounds (according to Orgeron) is now 358. Ron Higgins,, "LSU coach Ed Orgeron said he's committed to passing more," 3 Apr. 2018 Hankins remains a free agent, but the Lions signed Sylvester Williams to fill their nose tackle spot and are not currently pursuing Hankins, a team source told the Free Press. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' Bob Quinn: 'I’m really happy with how offseason’s gone'," 27 Mar. 2018 Like in Arizona, Campbell has thrived at 3-technique, 1-technique (nose tackle) and 9-technique (defensive end). Andy Benoit,, "In San Francisco, the NFL’s Next Great Defensive Force Emerges," 22 June 2018 Williams, a redshirt sophomore who started the game at nose tackle, posted six tackles, two sacks and three additional quarterback hurries. Matt Zenitz,, "Why Alabama is optimistic about its defensive line," 21 Apr. 2018

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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