Sports Night

Season 1 Episode 3

The Hungry and the Hunted

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Oct 06, 1998 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Dan: Also, grab your notebooks, we're going to take you inside the 4-3 defense, on this week's edition of Inside The 4-3 Defense

      The 4-3 defense is the most common defensive organization used in modern professional football, consisting of four linemen (located immediately adjacent the line of scrimmage) and three linebackers located behind the linemen, who can shift function depending on whether the developing play appears to be a run or a pass play. Other common variations of the defense are 3-4 and 4-4, defined by the number of linemen and linebackers. Legendary coach Tom Landry is often credited with creating the modern version of the 4-3 in the 1950s.