With football starting this week I thought I’d talk some defensive strategy. Namely, the prevent defense – pronounced, inexplicably, preee-vent. For those of you new to this, the prevent defense is often employed by teams with leads more than 3 points and less than 8 with just a few minutes to play. The theory is bend, but don’t break. More specifically, you put just 3 down lineman to pressure the Quarterback and 8 Defensive Backs to cover receivers and prevent a deep pass from reaching the end zone. The result is the offensive team often completes a flurry of passes for 10-15 yards, while burning valuable clock, but never reaches the end zone.