Is Ryan’s 46 Browns’ Defense a Myth? We Will Find Out Soon

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Published: July 15, 2009

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... the defense would blitz and hinted that they might use the vaunted 46 defense.

The defense is the brain-child of Ryan's father, Buddy Ryan, who created the defensive package during his coaching with the Chicago Bears in the mid-1980s.

Football historians recognize the 46 as the trademark of the 1985 Chicago Bears' Monsters of the Midway championship defense.

Though it is not commonly used, some teams still use variants of it during certain moments of the game. Baltimore's defense in recent years has also incorporated this defense on certain situations, using SS Ed Reed like a fourth linebacker.

Here is a diagram of the 46 defense named after former Bears S and current AFL coach Doug Plank of the Georgia Force:

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