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Coaching the "Mint/Tite" Defensive Front vs the Spreads

The "Mint" or "Tite" front has become more and more popular as a 1 gap defensive answer to handling the run game out of the 4 wide spread offense. This is a 3 man front that aligns the defensive tackles in 4"I" or inside shade techniques., with the primary purpose be of protecting the inside LBs. Here are some installation videos that can give you some ideas about the "Mint" front. Some teams play the "Mint" from a 3-4 concept while some prefer to handle it from a 3-3 alignment.


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