we playa 11 on 11 i know its funny.... so how would u line them up Most of the time we're running a 1-1-3 zone. We bring 1 rusher. We have a linebacker directly over the center. Then we have 3 safeties splitting the field into thirds about 7 yards back from the los. This is the type of zone defense that a majority of the teams in our league are running. Our linebacker has the responsibility of run stopping first. If he sees that there is not going to be a run, he drops back about 5 yards and shadows the quarterback from sideline to sideline. He has the zone immediately in front of the quarterback. The rusher comes fast but under control. We've been trying to teach this to our kids who in the past have blown past quick footed qbs. I'm asking them to slow down and stay in front of the qb to create pressure eve if he does not get a sack. Some of them are starting to get this concept. Our middle safety is always deep lining up at 7-10 yards. He's my reliable safety, the one who can make plays on the ball. The other two safeties on either side play a variety of setups. I like to start them out at 7 yards back from the los and see what the offense is trying to do. I like them starting back and playing forward. But if the other team is going with quick and short passes into the flats, I'll start them closer to the los, even right on the los. I tend to flex them throughout the game but my tendency is to have them back at 7 yards if I can get away with it. Like most defenses this one has pros and cons. The biggest pro is that it is strong against runs and passes over the middle. If you flex in your outside safeties it can be very strong against outside runs also. It's weakness is that you can attack it on the outside with a variety of plays. Quick and short passes towards the outside work but can usually be contained for short gains. The killer is a rolling quarterback and flooding the side with receivers. Younger teams do not do this as well but we've been working it into our offense and have had success. Our defensive counter is to shift the zone to the side of the rollout and that's something we're trying to do but it's a more difficult concept.