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What exactly does a middle linebacker do?

Please explain thoroughly exactly what a middle linebacker's job is on the field

Asked By: - 1/23/2013
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MLB is one of the most imporant positions in football.It requires so much skill,knowledge,discipline,ect.If the QB calls an audible because he sees a hole in the defense,then the MLB is responsible for audibling right back at him to fix your formation.MLBs get loads of tackles,and they occasionaly go into zone coverage... More
Answered By: Mountain Lion G.O.A.T - 1/23/2013
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MLB is the main guy on the defense usually he changes the plays if he see's something in the offensive. He either rushes the QB, reads the QB, guards recievers rarely using more RB's and TE's. And if your Ray Lewis you pump the team up
Answered By: Oakland A's Fan - 1/23/2013
 
"Usually" depending upon the defense your team is running, the middle linebacker will follow the running back or qb in anticipation of a run. There may be times where the defense calls for the middle linebacker to drop back into pass coverage, but most times it is their responsibility to sniff out the play and go for... More
Answered By: Bill - 1/23/2013
 
Everything. He is the QB of the defense.
Answered By: bryan3X6X0 - 1/23/2013
 
Usually as middle lb you will have control of a certain man or gap. If you can control your man or gap you are doing everything to ask for. Shutting down ever run that goes through your hole is definitely more important than making a 15 yard loss sack or an interception once a game.
Answered By: Jon - 1/23/2013
 
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