One of the greatest minds in the history of football, particularly on the defensive side of the ball, Dick LeBeau turned 74 today. In a bazaar turn of events, LeBeau could probably still whoop my ass on any given day if he had to. Seriously, if I had a nickel for every time my wife was with me watching a game and said, “mmm, Dick LeBeau is pretty hot,” I’d be a rich man. OK, maybe I’d have an extra couple of bucks.
But I digress. In honor of LeBeau’s game-changing Zone Blitz, and 3-4 Defense, let’s take a look at what makes these things tick. After all, when two great defenses square off this Sunday at 1p, won’t it be nice to know a little bit more about what you’re seeing when Willie Gay gets that one big play and sacks Flacco (right before he gets burned for a TD)?