ACTIVITY FEED › FORUMS › Defense › 3-4/4-2 Fusion Defense System Forum › Fusion Questions › Reply To: Fusion Questions Nate Moore Member December 2, 2020 at 11:32 am 1. We will sub if needed. Out of the last 4 years we have had to sub one of those years. We look for an athlete that is tough and disciplined. He has to defend the run first. In a Nickel situation we would most likely sub – if the Jack is one of our best pass rushers then would could insert him in to DE. We give them a good dose of both in the preseason. Once we get to the season he usually spends most of his time with the DL coach working run reads etc. – unless we are prepping for a team that he needs other work in the pass game – then he will spend more time with the OLB coach. 2. I’d say that’s a typo – Sorry! That was UNDER. 3. It’s definitely game-plan based, which is heavily formation, but also personnel, tendencies, etc. — and yes we do make a call every play. But to your point we want to be SIMPLE so our kids can play fast. How much ODD or EVEN we play is also game-plan dependent — but in general — the more backs in the backfield the more EVEN front we are likely to play. Yes, I would say 2×2 (especially 10 personnel) we are most likely going to like our ODD front. 4. Yes and No. We are going to leverage the OUT but we want to do that THROUGH THE CURL. If its a 2×2 look then we can get safety help on the curl as well. If its 3×1 then CLOUD coverage can get us a designated CURL defender. 5. We would rotate the safeties and essentially play SKY weak like you said. Hope that helps!