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Big Nickel Over G

Playbook: Kansas City Chiefs

Formation: Big Nickel Over G

Play: SS LB Blitz

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch and crash your defensive line down
  4. QB Contain
  5. User control the blitzing LB on the left. Let him take 2 steps in on his blitz and then pull him off into coverage (See the video for timing)

Overview: This play brings incredibly fast pressure off the right edge. You will generally want to send the pressure from the opposite side of where the running back is lined up for best results. So if the running back is lined up on the left, make sure the blitz is coming from the right and vice versa.

Playbook: Kansas City Chiefs

Formation: Big Nickel Over G

Play: SS LB Blitz (Version 2 – With RB Blocking)

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch and crash your defensive line down
  4. QB Contain
  5. Blitz the LB on the right
  6. User control the blitzing LB on the left. Let him take 2 steps in on his blitz and then pull him off into coverage (See the video for timing)

Overview: This variation will still bring heat even if your opponent’s running back is blocking.

Playbook: Kansas City Chiefs

Formation: Big Nickel Over G

Play: SS Blitz 2

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch and crash your defensive line down
  4. QB Contain
  5. Blitz the LB on the left and user control him. Let him take 2 steps in on his blitz and then pull him off into coverage (See the video for timing)

Overview: This is the zone version of the last play and should be thrown into the mix if your opponent is expecting man to man coverage. You can blitz the other LB as well if you are expecting your opponent to be blocking a RB.

Playbook: Kansas City Chiefs

Formation: Big Nickel Over G

Play: SS Blitz 3

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch and crash your defensive line down
  4. QB Contain
  5. Blitz the LB on the left and user control him. Let him take 2 steps in on his blitz and then pull him off into coverage (See the video for timing)

Overview: This is just the cover 3 version of the last setup. It has it’s uses if you know what you are doing, but for the most part I’d recommend sticking to just man to man defense or the cover 2 version because you can often get burned deep when you press cover from a cover 3.

Playbook: Kansas City Chiefs

Formation: Big Nickel Over G

Play: Cover 4 Quarters or Cover 1 Hole

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch your defensive line and crash them up

Overview: When our opponent starts to expect heavy blitzes he will start blocking at least an extra running back, sometimes an extra TE as well. When this happens we want to fake the blitz and go into a heavy coverage defense.

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