Playbook: New York Giants

Formation: 34 Odd

Play: 34 Odd Defensive Intro

Overview: This formation is a great mix in for my defense because it is completely symmetrical. Everything looks exactly the same from left to right and I can create easy pressure from either side using the exact same setup and the exact same plays.

The personnel adjustments I make for this formation are putting my fastest linebackers at the OLB spots, and then possibly subbing in corners at the safety spots if the team you are using has low rated safeties or safeties that aren’t good in man coverage.

Playbook: New York Giants

Formation: 34 Odd

Play: Pinch Dog 2 Press (Flipped) Edge heat

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Show Blitz
  3. Spread/Pinch LBs
  4. Crash D Line Up
  5. Blitz MLB to the side we want to blitz
  6. Zone the opposite side OLB

Overview: This is the setup I use to give a cover 2 look while blitzing off either side. I like this play vs Tampa 2 because you can set it up to either side without having to additionally flip the play again. I also like this play more than I like Tampa 2 because it comes with soft squats from both corners, so I can either keep them or easily switch them to cloud or hard flats.

Playbook: New York Giants

Formation: 34 Odd

Play: Will Buck 3 Press

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Show Blitz
  3. Spread/Pinch LBs
  4. Crash D Line Up
  5. QB contain

Overview: This is the play I go to when I want to play from a cover 3 look. What I like about this play is because we have a looping linebacker, it will also come in vs max protection sometimes. We will either get that looping linebacker free, the outside linebacker off the edge, or the defensive end through the B gap.

Playbook: New York Giants

Formation: 34 Odd

Play: Pinch Buck 0 (double edge)

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Show Blitz
  3. Spread/Pinch LBs
  4. Crash D Line Up
  5. QB Contain

Overview: This play is excellent because it is a man look and also gives us two guys coming free at the quarterback in case they run a TE blocked to one side. We don’t play a ton of straight up man from this formation so when we do, we will also be sending our best heat at our opponent, so the man allows us a chance of forcing a turnover off a rushed throw.

Playbook: New York Giants

Formation: 34 Odd

Play: Pinch Dog 2 Press (Flipped) Double edge heat

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Show Blitz
  3. Spread/Pinch LBs
  4. Reblitz left side MLB
  5. Crash D Line up
  6. QB Contain

Overview: This is the double edge setup that we get from Pinch Buck 0, but from this play it gives it to us with a zone look. A lot of the time I will use this in a 3rd or 4th and short look when I need to heat my opponent up and force them to make a quick read. I will play underneath coverage to turn the defense into hard flats and then try to get a quick pick over the middle to their hot read.

Playbook: New York Giants

Formation: 34 Odd

Play: Cover 6

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Show Blitz
  3. Spread/Pinch LBs
  4. Crash D Line to the blitzing OLB side
  5. Blitz MLB to blitzing side

Overview: I love the cover 6 concept, which makes this probably my favorite play to blitz out of. You have the option of blitzing from either side if you flip the play. With this defense you can either play the flat zones in hard flats, cloud flats, or put the short corner into a soft squat.

Playbook: New York Giants

Formation: 34 Odd

Play: Cover 4 Quarters

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Show Blitz
  3. Spread/Pinch LBs
  4. Reblitz OLB to blitzing side
  5. Crash D Line Up/To blitzing side
  6. QB Contain

Overview: In this play we are bringing the same pressure but from a cover 4 look. In addition to keeping the cover 4 look, I do like to turn the outside deep quarter zones into deep third zones to prevent us from getting torched overtop due to how cover 4 plays with the new patch.

Playbook: New York Giants

Formation: 34 Odd

Play: Cover 3 Buzz Buck

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Show Blitz
  3. Spread/Pinch LBs
  4. Crash D Line Up
  5. Adjust coverage as needed/shown in video

Overview: This is my go to coverage D from this formation. You are able to cross man both MLBs and then play on the safety in a hook zone, or able to man up the safety and another linebacker and then user the other MLB. Either way, I am generally going to man up 1 or 2 of the hook zones on this play and user the one I do not man up.

Playbook: New York Giants

Formation: 34 Odd

Play: Adjustments Breakdown

Overview: These are not all the adjustments I make from this formation since I like to randomly adjust based off what my opponent is trying to do, but these are some of the adjustments I like to go to just to throw some different looks at my opponent.