Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: 4-3 Over

Play: Cover 3 Cloud

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Crash the defensive line out
  3. Blitz the MLB and move him between the C and RG
  4. Control the OLB on the left side of the screen and hold L2/LT. Once the ball is snapped, wait for a split second and then patrol the field with that linebacker.

Overview: This play works really well with an elite MLB and against someone who doesn’t block extra guys.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: 4-3 Over

Play: Mike Will Blitz

Setup:

  1. Crash the defensive line out
  2. Re-Blitz the MLB and move him between the C and RG
  3. (Optional) Press coverage
  4. Control the OLB on the left side of the screen and hold L2/LT. Once the ball is snapped, wait for a split second and then patrol the field with that linebacker.

Overview: This is the man to man version of the last play we went over.  It brings really nice A Gap pressure while only rushing 5 guys.  If your opponent blocks extra guys, call a dual edge pressure play or a max coverage defense

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: 4-3 Over

Play: Cover 2 Man

Setup:

  1. (Optional) Base Align
  2. Move the MLB between the C and RG
  3. Put your defensive ends into whatever zones you want
  4. Put one of your defensive tackles into a QB Spy

Overview: This is a max coverage defense.  You should call it once you have your opponent worried about the A-gap nano blitzes from the same formation.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: 4-3 Over

Play: Strong Slant 3

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Pinch and crash your D-line down
  3. Shift your linebackers to the left
  4. Put your DE on the right side of the screen into a zone

Overview: This is a great sim style blitz.  It brings pressure from the B-Gap and it maintains decent coverage as well.