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Tracking the Trend: The Resurgence of the 3-4 Defense in the NFL

Published by on June 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The NFL is in the midst of a watershed defensive revolution; one that is a decade (or, depending who you want to credit, decades) in the making.

In 2000 when Bill Belichick was lifted from the Jets for a first-round pick and became the New England Patriots' head coach, he brought a lot of things with him.

Namely, he brought his wealth of coaching and football experience gleaned from his father, a renowned coach at Navy, Bill Parcells, his boss with the New York Giants, and as a coach himself, with Cleveland and, albeit briefly, the New York Jets.

But while he has also brought three Super Bowl trophies to New England, his lasting legacy throughout the league may be bringing the 3-4 back into style.

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