There are many ways to call the strength in a defense, number of players, wide side of the field, etc.  The progression for our defense will be:

  1. Number of players, counting from the outside in. 1 being the outside WR, 2 the inside wide receiver (WR), 3 if a running back (RB) is aligned away from the Quarterback (QB).
  2. Alignment of the RBs
  3. Wide side of the field.

It is important that all the defensive players understand the strength call, to help with alignment and assignment.

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