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    Default Blitzes for the Sim Player Madden 2013 Edition

    This is going to be the most comprehensive blitz thread you'll see on this site. I plan on not only explaining how to set up each pressure scheme but give a little history as well as show examples of them in real life when possible. Everything in this thread will have a real life equivalent. You will get no tricks from me, just good solid defense with a firm grounding in reality.

    Before we get to the pressure schemes I must give up some terminology along with various other blitz information so that I don't confuse anyone with anything I say in later posts.

    Defensive Terms
    Mike - LILB or MLB, the number 1 MLB on the team.
    Will - RILB in a 3-4 defensive scheme or ROLB in a 4-3 defensive scheme.
    Sam - LOLB in both a 3-4 and 4-3 scheme.
    Jack - ROLB in a 3-4 defensive scheme.
    Fire Zone Coverage - 3 Under 3 Deep coverage that is often utilized in zone blitzes.

    Recommended Reading
    Guide to NFL Defenses
    Blitzology

    Blitzing Videos
    Cross Fire Zone vs Pass
    Cross Fire Zone vs Run
    Buck and SS Fire Zone
    Michigan Fire Zone (America's Fire Zone)
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    3-4 Defensive Fronts
    The 3-4 Defense is one of the most common defenses used in any level of football today. It is known for its flexibility in defending the pass and run which is why it has remained a popular choice. Using an Under front it is possible to get a 1 gap system in place for your front seven but the defenses origins lie in the 3-4 Odd formation where each defensive linemen lines up directly over an offensive lineman meaning they are responsible for two gaps. This is known as the double bubble scheme for the two bubbles that the ILBs have to plug in run defense. The formation is also popular among zone blitz gurus due to the ability to utilize zone blitzes without throwing a defensive lineman into coverage. This is the formation made famous though coordinators such as Dick Lebeau and Dom Capers.

    3-4 Odd
    Sam Mike Series (aka America's Fire Zone Blitz)
    Setup 1:
    1.)Reblitz the LE
    2.)Place the Mike in the gap he is supposed to blitz (he doesn't have to be on the line)

    Setup 2:
    1.)Edge Rush the line
    2.)Reblitz the Mike LB

    This is your standard overload stunt blitz. Its used at just about every level of football imaginable and because of this illustrious history it has been nicknamed America's Fire Zone blitz. Among colleges its affection ally referred to as NCAA blitz due to how common it is. Its goal is to create a scrape between the Mike and the LE in order to criss cross the protections but in Madden we have to sacrifice the scrape and work with a straight overload. You'll have to user the blitzing mike to make this work but you'll overload the strong side as long as they don't slide protect or go with a 6+ man blocking scheme.

    Cross Fire
    Setup 1:
    No adjustments

    Setup 2:
    1.)Hot route the ROLB to the zone of your choice

    The famous Cross Fire Blitz is designed to bring A gap pressure off the cross of the LBs. If you run it as is you'll be sending 7 which is a great way to disrupt even the most cautious offensive player since your standard 6 man protection won't pick it up. However if they are aggressive then they will have the back open in the flats more often than not so in order to stem that you can run it with the ROLB in any coverage you want to stop a pass to the RB or to sure up the defense over the middle.

    FS Zone Blitz
    1.)Crash the line middle.

    This is your run of the safety fire zone. Its more commonly ran as an SS Fire Zone but this one is bringing the FS and it does so by overload the B gap with the Will LB and the FS. On Sunday's you'll often see teams like the Steelers utilize these types of pressure schemes. Pittsburgh especially since Troy Polamalu is the perfect playmaker to utilize on safety blitzes.

    FS Blitz
    Setup 1:
    1.)Reblitz the FS
    2.)Reblitz the Will LB
    3)Crash the line middle.
    3.)Put the Mike in the coverage of your choice and user him.

    This is the man variation of the previous FS Fire Zone. It aims to overload the B gap just like above with the Will and the FS. However since the base blitz we are creating this pressure scheme out of is kind of messed up in who it has blitzing we have to user the Mike and either cover the uncovered WR or roam the field.

    Pinch Cover 0
    No Adjustments

    This is your standard Cover 0 blitz. You have 3 LBs and 3 DLs shooting towards their gaps and you will get pressure as long as the offense only blocks 5. These are the type of blitzes that Buddy Ryan lived off of when he ran his 46 defense.

    SS Blitz
    Setup 1:
    1.)Show Blitz

    Setup 2:
    1.)Edge Rush the line
    2)Drop the DT into coverage user him.

    The first setup is not getting the pressure you'd expect with a blitz called SS blitz. More often than not you'll sneak an ILB through a B gap or the A gap. The Will will knife in through the B gap while if the Mike gets free he comes in through the A gap. Setup 2 is how we create a B gap Overload that aims to and frees up the SS through the B gap much like our previous two FS blitzes.

    MLB Storm Blitz
    1.)Show Blitz
    2.)Crash line middle.

    This is a much more straight forward mid blitz than what some of its cross fire brethren are, it simply aims to overload an A gap by sending the DT and the 2 ILBs at it and doesn't bother with the complicated crossing to cause confusion. When it is ran correctly this will get the Mike through the left A gap however there is a chance he will trip but when he doesn't the blitz is a thing of beauty.

    More to come

    3-4 Under
    Will Fire 1 and Will Fire 3 Seam
    1.) Reblitz the Mike
    2.) Drop the DT into a hook zone.

    This is another overload stunt trying to create a scrape between the Jack and the RE and once again after the Weak Blitz series from 3-4 even Iíve managed to get it working. By dropping the DT into coverage instead of the Mike we make it so that the center is the player with no one to block which lets our scrape avoid the speed boost psychic linemen. It not 100% but then again it shouldnít be as it only works when the center decides to double team the RE allowing the Jack to knife in.

    Roll Eagle 2
    Setup 1:
    Reblitz the Will and the RE

    Setup 2:
    1.) Reblitz the Will and the RE
    2.) Drop the DT into a hook zone and reblitz the Mike

    Setup 3:
    Reblitz the RE

    Setup 4:
    .1.) Reblitz the RE
    2.) Drop the DT into a hook zone and reblitz the Mike

    This is one of my favorite ways to conuse the offense. The rolling coverage leaves a play that looks like MOFC (middle of the field closed) defense but in reality itís a cover 2 shell. I recommend controlling the safety in the middle of the field if you run it in the middle of the field but if you are working the hash marks he should be able to cover his half just fine. The setups are designed to give you two sorts of pressure one is a C gap overload by the safety and the other is a B gap overload by the safety. The dropping of the DT does two things, one its another layer of organized chaos and 2 it makes the blitz more consistent since it guarantees the center has no one to block. The only downside to this is the coverage loss. The setups that donít drop the DT into coverage still work but if the DT gets picked up by the center then you wonít be getting pressure due to psychic linemen.

    Pinch
    No Adjustments

    This is another standard Cover 0 blitz. You can do all kinds of things to tweak where the pressure comes from but itís always going to be simple math 6vs5.


    3-4 Over
    Cross Fire 3
    Setup 1:
    1.)Shift the LBs to the right.
    2.)Spread the line.
    3.)User the Strong Safety.

    Setup 2:
    1.)Shift LBs to the right.
    2.)Edge rush the line.
    3.)User the Strong Safety.

    Setup 3:
    1.)Spread the LBs.
    2.)Edge rush the line.
    3.)User the Strong Safety.

    This is a staple of Dick Lebeau and Dom Capers 3-4 defense. Its goal is to confuse the line with the crossing ILBs in order to create pressure up the middle. The cross is designed to criss cross the protections so that the wrong offensive lineman blocks the wrong ILB meaning that the other ILB is now free to pressure the QB due to the inability of the OL to recover from the Cross.

    More to come

    3-4 Even
    Weak Blitz and Weak Blitz 3
    1.) Optional: Shift the line to the left.

    This is another version of America's Fire Zone Blitz but this one is trying to get its scrape on the weak side of the formation. Crazily enough this version of the overload stunt does exactly that and causes a scrape between the RE and the Jack which basically takes the form of a double team on the RE allowing the Jack to knife in through the B gap. This is a very common blitz scheme ran by teams at all level of football for any formation as well. This one doesn't work 100% of the time against the best situation its kind of like the Cross Fire blitzes in that it aims to confuse the protections but it is more consistent many of the cross fire zone blitzes.

    SS Blitz
    Setup 1:
    No adjustments

    Setup 2:
    1.) Show Blitz
    2.) Reblitz the RE and the Mike (who lines himself up where the Jack would)

    This is your basic Cover 0 blitz using a safety, ran as is it tries to get the safety coming in off the edge. Using setup 2 you are turning it into a B gap overload for the Mike though while filling every gap if they run. Other than that there isn't much to add to the blitz since its been covered in other Cover 0 breakdowns.

    Strike OLB 2
    1.) Edge Rush the line
    2.) Reblitz the LE and the RE

    Another basic overload blitz that aims to create a 3vs2 opportunity on the strong side of the formation. You have to reblitz the RE so that he attacks the LG leaving the center blocking air because if the LG is the one blocking air he zooms across the screen to pick up the blitz.

    Pinch
    Setup 1:
    No adjustments

    Setup 2:
    1.) Edge Rush the line
    2.)Reblitz the LE and the RE
    3.)Drop the Jack into the coverage of your choice (I usually go with a hook zone)

    Setup 1 is just your standard 6 man cover 0 blitz but setup 2 is a Cover 0 Robber version of the Strike OLB 2 overload. Again this play is aiming to create the 3vs2 opportunity on the strong side to free up the Sam. The Cover 0 version that sends 6 is aiming to simply overwhelm the line with more rushers than blockers.

    3-4 -Solid
    Clam Double Go
    1.) Reblitz both the Mike and Jack (both ILBs)
    2.) Place the Jack in the B gap and hold him there.
    3.) Optional: Show Blitz

    Unfortunately we have to ditch the really cool mid blitz concept and just turn it into the run of the mill overload with everyone on the line of scrimmage. The Show blitz part of this is just in case the Mike doesnít place himself in the gap automatically which helps us disguise where the blitz is coming from.
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    4-3 Defensive Fronts
    The 4-3 is the other common base defense in today's NFL, it has been around more or less as long as the NFL has existed. What it brings to the table that the 3-4 can't boast is a natural 1 gap system in its front 7 making it much simpler for the linebackers and defensive tackles to handle their assignments as well as a strong front 4 which is allowed to pin their ears back and rush the passer (unlike the amoeba that is a 3-4 front 4 where one LB can come from anywhere). While the 3-4 has made zone blitzing king from its sets due to its flexibility of dropping linebackers into coverage instead of DEs the 4-3 has instead thrived off of a strong front 4 and a bend but don't break strategy behind it (the Tampa 2) but that doesn't mean you can't get creative and drop defensive linemen into coverage and make zone blitzes work from the 4-3 as well as having an assortment of cover 1 and cover 0 man blitzes to work with.

    4-3 Stack
    Sam 3 Fire
    Setup 1:
    1.) Edge Rush the line
    2.) Reblitz the LE

    Setup 2:
    1.) Edge Rush the line
    2.) Reblitz the LE and LDT

    This is just your basic 3vs2 overload with a fire zone shell behind it but it has multiple setups because the first setup should cause the Sam linebacker to do a stunt of sorts to the inside right before hitting the B gap to create A gap pressure however if he doesn't do this for some reason then he tends to trip up in the B gap due to poor spacing. Setup 2 corrects this and creates a B gap overload using the Sam linebacker though it eliminates the possibility of A gap pressure.

    Free Fire
    No Adjustments (can adjust to get LBs closer to gaps if you want)

    Nothing special here just your standard 6 man cover 0 blitz sending the Will and the Mike linebackers along with the front 4. Its not trying to confuse anyone its just trying to overpower the line.

    OLB Fire Man
    No Adjustments

    Again nothing special just a Cover 0 blitz bringing both the Sam and Will linebackers hoping to overload one of the B gaps to create pressure.

    Thunder Smoke
    No Adjustments

    Again we aren't looking ant anything unique here, this is the defensive equivalent of a sledge hammer. Send 7 and someone is going to get home but the coverage behind it will leave someone open so make sure that person is a RB to minimize the possible damage done by the open player.

    Thunder Smoke 2
    1.) Drop the Mike into a hook zone
    2.) Reblitz the LE and LDT

    Here we start to see some creativity behind the blitzes. Its a fairly complex Cover 2 Fire Zone blitz that aims to look like Thunder Smoke by sending all 3 of its linebackers. The only problem with this is that it doesn't leave the center unblocked and in Madden terms that makes an overload basically impossible to make. So in order to fix that we simply drop mike (feel free to fake a blitz with him by moving him into one of the gaps if you wish) and bring the LDT who was going to be dropping into coverage. This creates the 3vs2 opportunity which will lead to the Sam coming through the B gap.

    SS Snake Stay
    1.) Edge Rush the line
    2.) Reblitz the LDT and the LE

    We continue to add some complexity to the blitzes by throwing our first safety blitz out of the 4-3. Its very similar to many of the DB blitzes from the various 3-4, nickel, and dime formations I've already broke down as it has a 3 deep 3 under fire zone shell and aims to create a 3vs2 opportunity so that the SS can knife through the B gap.

    FS Zone Blitz
    1.) Edge Rush the line
    2.) Drop the RDT into a hook zone
    3.) Drop the Sam linebacker into a curl to flat zone
    4.) Reblitz the FS

    Now we are looking at a C gap overload using a safety to add to our defensive complexity. This one also throws a linemen into coverage to try and add more confusion to the QB's reads while bringing the SS off the edge utilizing the 3vs2 opportunity between the Will linebacker, RE, and SS. It once again comes down t basic math and leaving the center unblocked after you get the numbers advantage in place.

    Safety Blitz
    No adjustments

    To round off our safety blitz spree from the 4-3 we fall back on the popular Falcon Blitz concept which means we are sending both safeties with a Cover 0 coverage scheme behind it. We've seen 7 man versions of this blitz from the 2-4-5 and 2-3-6 but we have also seen the traditional 6 man zero blitz from 2-3-6 Sam. This is the less agressive 6 man zero blitz version of the falcon blitz concept and while it doesn't act as a sledge hammer to overpower everthing but max protection it does bring quick safety pressure when you need to have it. If you want a sledge hammer of a safety blitz then simply reblitz the linebacker matched up on the running back.
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    Nickel Sub Packages
    Nickel defense are sweeping through the NFL today thanks to the continued popularity of spread offensive sets. What once was a change of pace defense in the NFL used only to stop the pass is quickly becoming the base defense of the NFL. Defensive coordinators everywhere are seeing the versatility that can come with nickel personnel with Dom Capers spear heading this approach (his team has been sitting in nickle for over 70% of its snaps for the last 3 years). From the muddle huddle to the standard 4-2-5 the nickel is quickly becoming the NFL's defense of choice.

    2-4-5

    Silver Shoot Pinch
    Move the blitzing nickel back down close to the line when you are ready to give away the blitz.

    This is your standard DB cover 0 blitz that you see so often from NFL defenses. Basically anytime you see a DB come off the edge untouched in the NFL its probably some form of this concept.

    Over Storm Brave
    Setup 1:
    No Adjustments

    Setup 2:
    Pinch the LBs and Edge Rush the line.

    Another cover 0 blitz but this time it trying to disguise who is actually coming. The Mike is going to get a shot at getting through the B gap. If the Mike is picked up then the ROLB should come in free unless they are in a 6+ man protection scheme. Setup 1 is your standard Over Storm Brave concept which aims to get the Mike through the B gap, if that doesnít happen then you typically free up the Will which is what the offense wants in the first place. Setup 2 will free up one of the ILBs though the A gap which gives you a nice A gap blitz.

    Cross Fire Zero
    No adjustments

    Enter the Cross Fire blitz once again. This one is in its Cover 0 form and once again is aiming to criss cross the protections to get A gap pressure. The main difference between this and its 3-4 brethren is that Dom Capers has made the 2-4-5 version his baby. He is now basically known for his nickel packages (seeing how Green Bay runs those 75% of the time on defense) and this is his go to blitz to help free up Desmond Bishop. This is my personal favorite blitz in the game, when it works itís a thing of beauty.

    Cross Fire 3 Seam
    No Adjustments

    Here is the famous zone blitz version of Dom Capers Nickel Cross Fire Blitz and like its cover 0 brother itís a thing of beauty when it works. However since your sending 5 it isnít always going to work as the protections arenít always going to get criss crossed and you arenít always going to be sending 6 vs 5 like you would with the cover 0 version. Itís still blitzing gold in my opinion though.

    Overload Roll 1
    No adjustments

    We finally get to the popular Weak side overload that youíll see ran by just about every team in the NFL. Its similar to the safety overloads that we already have posted in the 3-4 section and the safety overloads that we will post in the nickel section as we continue to go through these but it aims to bring the nickel back through the B gap instead of the FS. This is simply a math problem with football players, you are sending 3 blitzers at the LT and LG so they canít block them all.

    Overload 3 Seam
    1.) Reblitz the Mike, and RE
    2.) Drop the Will into a hook zone (is the blitzing ILB at the start).
    3.) Spread the line.
    4.) Optional: Move the blitzing nickel back closer to the line.

    I had though the zone version of the overload was dead until I stumbled across this setup. Its again a simple math problem with 3 vs 2 on the outside but now we get the famous fire zone coverage to back it up. Iím very happy to be posting this one as its one of my favorite blitz concepts period.

    Prowl Spy Man
    No Adjustments

    This is another take on the DB cover 0 blitz that was Silver Shoot Pinch. This particular concept throws in a spy to help handle QBs that run away from the pressure however this means that you have 1 receiving threat without anyone covering him. In a perfect world this would be the RB but if you find itís a WR then cancel that spy and cover that WR.

    Prowl Spy 3
    No adjustments

    Basically a fire zone version of the previous blitz but there are a few more moving parts. The safety rotates down to blitz while the Will drops into the void left by the safety to hopefully pick off any hots in the area. However the main goal of the concept is to free up the nickel back off the edge.

    Buck Slant 3
    Reblitz the ROLB

    The good old Buck Fire Zone concept, it aims to create a scrape between the Will and the Jack but as we learned with Americaís Fire Zone Blitz scrapes donít do much in Madden so we have to convert it to your standard DB overload blitz on the edge.

    Dbl Safety Blitz
    No adjustments.

    This is one of my favorite Cover 0 concepts in any level of football. Itís a Falcon Blitz concept where you are sending both safeties and doing your damnedest to kill the QB. It is sending 7 and it obviously doesnít have the best coverage behind it but when you need pressure fast this is the blitz concept you call.

    Sugar Blitz
    Setup 1:
    No adjustments

    Setup 2:
    1.) Back out of the sugar setup (spread the LBs).
    2.) Optional: make sure the ILBs are only 5 or so yards off the line of scrimmage.

    This is nothing more than a cover 0 6 man blitz but it adds a bit of creativity by stacking the ILBs in the A gaps. In this particular setup it forces the offense to take notice of the ILBs opening up lanes for the OLBs to rush through. Setup 2 is a way of turning this into a 6 man A gap blitz where one of the ILBs knifes through the middle.

    Sugar 3 Overload
    Setup 1:
    1.) Reblitz the Will and the Mike linebackers.
    2.) Spread the LBs (preferably right before the snap).
    3.) Optional: Move the blitzing nickel back closer to the line.

    Setup 2:
    1.) Reblitz the Sam and Will linebackers.
    2.) Hot route the Mike to the zone of your choice.
    3.) Optional: Move the blitzing nickel back closer to the line.

    This is basically just the Overload 3 Seam blitz except its from a sugar front where the Mike LBs either feign a blitz up the middle or actually do blitz up the middle. Its simply a weak side overload like Overload 3 seam so not much to add.

    Mid Zone Blitz
    1.) Reblitz the Will linebacker.
    2.) Drop the Sam linebacker into the zone of your choice.

    This one isn't guaranteed to work but its one of the better mid blitzes I've found. You are trying to overload the A gap by sending both ILBs at it but with the psychic line sometimes this means the RT will still pick it up. When it does work you get pressure through the A gap and its going to be coming in a hurry.

    Psycho
    Under Smoke
    No Adjustments

    Much like the Falcon blitz I just outlined this is another 7 man Cover 0 barrage that aims to simply overwhelm the offense. However unlike the previous Falcon blitz who aims to overwhelm straight up the middle this one aims to overwhelm the edge. It gets fast pressure and its not going to be blocked unless they max protect but it does require some serious guts to rely on it due to it only having 4 men in coverage.

    Dbl Loop
    No Adjustments

    We now get to my favorite set of blitzes the Cross Fire blitzes. This time we have the standard Cross Fire concept up the gut but we also get a stunt on the outside to help possibly free up two players on this Cover 0 blitz. The Cover 1 shell helps you in the seams as well. This is one of my favorite Cover 0 blitzes to send when I have to get pressure and still want to be slightly conservative (thanks to the deep safety).

    Dbl Loop 3
    1.) Crash the line to the right
    2.) Optional: User the player closest to the LT.

    This is the zone version and while its sort of like the 2-4-5ís Cross Fire 3 Seam in that it doesnít always work (though it gets pressure at a higher clip than Cross Fire 3 Seam) it is beautiful to watch when it does work. The optional step in the setup is mostly about tying to occupy the LT for a split second but Iíve gotten it to work while using the deep safety as well so it may not matter.

    Prowl Bear Blitz
    No adjustments

    Standard Cover 0 Blitz not much else to say. The prowling movement that sets this up is a common method of confusion by real life NFL defenses.

    Overload Blitz and Overload 3 Seam
    No Adjustments

    By now we've beaten the weak side overload concept into the ground so I won't give any long winded breakdowns. The man version is a Cover 0 weak side overload that brings six while the zone is your standard fire zone coverage overload.
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    Dime and Quarter Sub Packages
    Pretty much anytime you see your favorite team only rush 3 players they are in some form of Dime or Quarter defense. These are the defenses that coordinators have in place to make sure they aren't beat deep and to make sure they don't give up the first down on 3rd and long. However that doesn't stop them from also being a massive pain to block from an offensive lineman's perspective when you start throwing nickel and dime backs into the blitzes that can come from these sets.

    1-3-7
    I should make it clear right from the start, this formation leads itself to having pretty much every blitz result in the ever common B gap overload blitz where the DB knifes through untouched. There is very little that can be done about this since the set does have 7 DBs.

    Inside Blitz
    1.) Shift line to the right and crash line to the right.
    2.) Contain the Mike and move him over to the left enough so that his contain attacks the LG.

    This will probably be the only deep breakdown of the blitzes out of this thread because they all follow similar concepts. This is you standard DB overload (example is Overload Blitz from multiple formations) You aim to overload the B gap with the DT, OLB and either the Nickel or Dime defensive back. Normally I'd avoid using contains for a blitz but since this year the contain hot route when used inside the tackles basically acts as a modified blitz angle and allows the Mike to attack the guard leaving the center blocking air which is what we aim to get on just about every overload blitz.

    Fire Zone 3 and Zone Blitz
    Same Setup as Inside Blitz

    These are basically variants on the inside blitz except they are going to be bringing C gap pressure and may require you to move the blitzing DBs on the overload side around if you want it to get there fast from a spread formation. If you do this then you will probably be giving the overload way so as such its probably either best to leave these home against 5 wide sets in favor of the Inside blitz or use them on the short side of the field only in those situations.

    Under Smoke
    No adjustments

    This is a good blitz to bring along with the Inside blitz since it give a similar look but gets pressure on the opposite side. You can actually run this just like Inside blitz with 5 rushers allowing you to play a Cover 0 Robber coverage dropping the Will linebacker into coverage but its not really worth it.

    Under Smoke 3
    Same Setup as Inside Blitz

    This is literally the Fire Zone version of Inside blitz use it as such.

    Dbl Loop 3
    1.) Reblitz the Dime back (is on the right side of the screen and is on the looped blitz angle.
    2.) Reblitz the Mike

    Sure you could just flip Under Smoke 3 and create the B gap overload on the other side but this time we want it to actually look like one of our C gap fire zone blitzes while instead we bring a B gap overload on the left side of the screen. Its the same concept we've been preaching from this formation since the beginning just a different look.

    DB Strike Series (both man and Zone)
    1.) Crash and shift line to the side you want the pressure to come from. If you bring it using the dime back then you should reblitz him.

    C gap overloads again here but now instead of bringing two DBs on the same side of the field we bring two DBs on different sides of the field. The beauty of this series of blitzes is its simplicity with literally only one step (though you probably want to use 2 if you want the quickest pressure from the right side). You could convert this into our B gap overload from the left side but since we've covered that concept so much out of this formation we are going leave it as a C gap DB blitz.
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    Added a recommended reading and a blitzing videos section to the first post.

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    If Cross blitzes worked like they were supposed to, the Niners would have the nastiest Cross blitz scheme in the game. Imagine Bowman and Willis coming in not knowing who would get free. Yikes!

    ...as for the ones you came up with. I hate that you have to alter your LBs just to get it to work. I know one of the ways is just a spread which probably isn't too bad, but Im not a fan of shifting LBs for a blitz...it's just a dead give away IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Football_Fan_#1 View Post
    If Cross blitzes worked like they were supposed to, the Niners would have the nastiest Cross blitz scheme in the game. Imagine Bowman and Willis coming in not knowing who would get free. Yikes!

    ...as for the ones you came up with. I hate that you have to alter your LBs just to get it to work. I know one of the ways is just a spread which probably isn't too bad, but Im not a fan of shifting LBs for a blitz...it's just a dead give away IMO.
    They work loads better than they did last year, the one I posted just happen to be one that needs a slight adjustment. You can get the pressure by just edge rushing the line but there is also a chance that your LB will run into the other one after they have engaged a blocker which now leads to him falling over which is inopportune. It also doesn't help that I'm working without practice mode right now which makes it hard to get any good reps and makes it hard to actually see what went right in order to get something to work.
    Last edited by baller7345; 08-19-2012 at 12:19 PM.

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