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Playbook: Minnesota Vikings

Formation: Dime Normal

Play: Dime Blitz 2

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch the defensive line
  4. Slant the defensive line outside
  5. User the linebacker and put him in the gap and hold LT

Overview: This is a quick blitz sending only 5 people at the quarterback. This is also in a formation where you have extra defensive backs on the field making it very good against passing offenses. The blitzer that is coming free will also be either a cornerback or a safety, so the blitz will get to the quarterback fast.

Playbook: Minnesota Vikings

Formation: Dime Normal

Play: DB Blitz

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch the defensive line
  4. Slant the defensive line outside
  5. Move the blitzing cornerbacks towards the linemen a few steps
  6. User the linebacker and put him in the gap and hold LT

Overview: Here we are getting pressure from both the left and the right side. This makes it nearly impossible for the opponent to pick up the blitz, and the quarterback can’t scramble either way because there is pressure from both sides. This blitz also only sends 6 people and gets two people running free at the quarterback.

Playbook: Minnesota Vikings

Formation: Dime Normal

Play: Tampa 2 (Coverage Defense)

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch the defensive line
  4. Slant the defensive line outside
  5. Put the Middle linebacker in a deep blue zone

Overview: This defense is to mix in a coverage defense for the formation. However, the key too this is to make it look like we are blitzing. So, we will still move our corners closer to the line of scrimmage creating the illusion that we are blitzing. When really, we are dropping into a maximum coverage defense.

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  1. Does this work with the rb blocking?

    1. If the running back is blocking on the opposite side of the blitz it can sometimes work even with the rb blocking. If not, then it will likely get picked up.

  2. every high level player blocks their running back… will you be doing any schemes for high level players? or all beginner stuff?

    1. There is a video in the Nickel Normal section going over the different ways to send pressure even with a running back blocking

  3. I don’t agree with the idea every high level player blocks with the RB. You’re losing a possible receiver when doing so. At least block and release some. If their always using the rb block just throw in a blitz after several plays. You’ll get him then