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Synonyms for defensive

Synonyms for defensive

an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase 'on the defensive')

intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack

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attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing

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It's a known fact that Syracuse hired Robinson because, like Carroll, he was a long-time defensive coordinator.
It will force the defenders to rotate to the nearest opponent to match up with and then guard in the man-to-man defensive scheme until the half-court defense is needed.
Defensive tackle Chase Moline (herniated disk), receiver Joe Cowan (knee) and defensive back Michael Norris (knee) are each questionable.
The "2 Press" gives the defensive team excellent opportunities to change the amount and location of the pressure placed on the opposition.
Crennel helped guide the New York Jets to the AFC Championship Game in 1998 after incorporating four new linemen into his defensive rotation.
The ALQ-214 provides onboard electronic defensive capabilities for U.
He arrived in 2003 as a 210-pound defensive end, and weight was always his issue.
The combination of two particular numbers will complete the defensive numbering system--giving a team the capacity to run a full-court defense that can ultimately revert into a variety of different half-court defenses.
The seventh production C-17 completed a modification and upgrade program -- including installation of the defensive system -- at the company's Tulsa, Okla.
These are commercial business jets which will be modified to carry the radar, air-to-ground data links and defensive aids equipment for the ASTOR system.
The same thing on the defensive line, and linebackers.
The accompanying drills can be set up primarily for the two most important players in a team's defensive transition--the two defenders who get back first on defense.
The contract provides for engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) of a new defensive system for the B-1B.
He might take it because USC coach Pete Carroll switched him from his natural position of linebackers to safeties last week during a reorganization of the defensive coaching staff.