Playbook: New York Giants

Formation: 34 Bear

Play: Will SS 0

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Spread your defensive line and slant them outside
  3. Blitz the linebacker on the right side of the screen
  4. (Optional) QB Contain
  5. (Optional) Put the defensive end on the left side of the screen in a QB spy
  6. (Optional) Put the Linebacker on the left side of the screen in any zone

Overview: This play has man coverage across the board while bringing pressure to the QB only blitzing four people. You also get to have a QB spy on the field which will keep the QB from running and stop drag routes.

Playbook: New York Giants

Formation: 34 Bear

Play: Pinch Dog 3

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Spread your defensive line
  3. Blitz the Linebacker on the right side of the screen
  4. Zone the left side of the screen Linebacker
  5. QB Contain
  6. User the Strong Safety stand in front of the Left Guard and hold LT/L2

Overview: Here we get fast outside edge heat from the right side of the screen. Only sending five blitzers we now have a zone blitz from this formation as well. Being able to mix in some zone coverage blitzes on top of all the man coverage in this formation makes this defense very effective.

Playbook: New York Giants

Formation: 34 Bear

Play: Cov 1 QB Contain

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Spread your defensive line
  3. Blitz the Linebacker on the left side of the screen
  4. Zone the Linebacker on the right side of the screen
  5. User the Strong Safety and stand in front of the Right Guard and hold LT/L2

Overview: This play is going to get very fast pressure from the left side of the screen linebacker. You can adjust the defense however you would like, and all these blitzes look similar to everything in this formation. This formation will confuse your opponent and have them just guessing where the pressure is coming from.

Playbook: New York Giants

Formation: 34 Bear

Play: Cover 2 Invert

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Spread your defensive line
  3. (Optional) QB Spy the outside Linebacker on the right side of the screen

Overview: This is the coverage defense for this formation. You can still make it appear to your opponent that you are blitzing however you will be in a max coverage defense. Many times it will be beneficial to put the safety in a Deep Third to cover all areas of the field.