Originally Posted by NuggetsFan
How long is an NFL game even?. I think I got most of the positions down. It's just the defensive schemes\offensive schemes I'll be lost.
Going to follow the Broncos so hopefully there half ways decent.
The overall game is pretty cut-and-dry. However, it is the little nuances that you are going to have to get down. For instance, in what situations should a defense blitz? What should offenses do to counter blitzes?
What is a good run-down and what is a good pass-down?
What are the differences between the two main defensive schemes used in the NFL? There is the 3-4 and the 4-3. Basically, the 3-4 means three down liinemen and four linebackers. A 4-3 is four down linemen and three linebackers.
Depending on the defensive scheme that a team runs, they will want a specific kind of player. For instance, the 3-4 requires DE/OLB combo players and a big nose tackle to take up space.
These are the little things that you will learn.
Also, another thing that you may want to get a grasp on are the penalties. They are very important and can be very confusing in football for people that are just learning the game.
What is considered a hold? When should pass interference be called? What does 'illegal man downfield' mean?
It is just a matter of watching and learning. Once you are able to sit down and watch games comfortably knowing all of the rules and what each player on the field should be doing, there isn't a better game in the world. The fact that it can be so complicated is what makes it so great.