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Big Dime 2-3-6 Will Mini eBook

Welcome to the Big Dime 2-3-6 Will Mini eBook.  This ebook focuses mainly on pass defenses and blitzes so if your opponent is pounding the ball down your throat, you may want to change it up into a formation that does better against the run.

All of the plays in this ebook can be found in the Houston Texans defensive playbook.  Let’s dive right in.

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Big Dime 2-3-6

Play: Tampa 2

Setup:

  1. Shift your defensive to the left and crash them left
  2. Put your DE on the right into a yellow zone
  3. (Optional) Put your MLB into a deep blue zone
  4. Manually user control the defensive end and patrol the middle of the field

Overview: This is our base defense from this formation.  It is incredibly effective against the pass.

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Big Dime 2-3-6

Play: Tampa 2 (Version 2)

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Blitz your Slot corner on the left
  4. QB Contain
  5. Shift and Crash your defensive line to the left
  6. Put your DE on the right into a zone or man coverage

Overview: This is a much more advanced play but it does get a little more consistent pressure.

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Big Dime 2-3-6

Play: Cover 2 Man

Setup:

  1. (Optional) Base Align
  2. Shift and crash your defensive line to the left
  3. Put your DE on the right into a QB Spy or zone and patrol the middle of the field

Overview:  This is a man to man version of the Tampa 2 play.

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Big Dime 2-3-6

Play: Cover 2 Man (Version 2)

Setup:

  1. (Optional) Base Align
  2. Shift and crash your defensive line to the left
  3. Put your DE on the right into a QB Spy or zone and patrol the middle of the field
  4. Put your safeties into cloud flat zones

Overview: This is a little more advanced defense that should only be used if you know what you are doing.

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Big Dime 2-3-6

Play: Cover 1 Spy Contain

Setup:

  1. (Optional) Base Align
  2. Shift and crash your defensive line to the left
  3. Put your DE on the right into a QB Spy or zone and patrol the middle of the field
  4. Put your MLB into whatever zone you’d like

Overview: This brings fast pressure as well but this time from a single high safety look.

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Big Dime 2-3-6

Play: Zero Blitz

Setup:

  1. Press Coverage
  2. QB Contain
  3. Shift and Crash your defensive line to the left

Overview: This play is pretty much guaranteed to get at least 1 guy free.  However, you do open yourself up to a deep bomb or a quick pass because we are sending 6 guys.

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Big Dime 2-3-6

Play: Overload 3 Seam Press

Setup:

  1. Crash your defensive line out
  2. Show Blitz (In a game you may have to show blitz 3 or 4 times to get everyone to line up correctly)
  3. Put your DE on the right into a zone
  4. (Optional) Shade Coverage Underneath or over the top

Overview: This play brings really fast pressure from your blitzing cornerback

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Big Dime 2-3-6

Play: Cover 3 Hard Flat

Setup:

  1. Press Coverage
  2. Qb Contain
  3. Shift your Dline to the right and crash them down
  4. (Optional) Put your OLB on the left into coverage

Overview: Once your opponent starts worrying about the blitzes off the left side, then hit him with this blitz from the right.

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Big Dime 2-3-6

Play: Cover 3 Hard Flat Version 2

Setup:

  1. Press Coverage
  2. Qb Contain
  3. Shift your Dline to the right and crash them down
  4. Adjust the coverages and zones to throw your opponent off

Overview: This is only for more advanced players.  If you aren’t comfortable making this many adjustments, please stick to the first version.

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Big Dime 2-3-6

Play: DB Fire 2 (Right Side)

Setup:

  1. Press Coverage
  2. QB Contain
  3. Blitz the LB on the right
  4. Put the 2 guys who are rushing on the left into coverage

Overview: This is a 4 man rush that gets pressure off the right edge.

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Big Dime 2-3-6

Play: DB Fire 2 (Left Side)

Setup:

  1. Press Coverage
  2. QB Contain
  3. Blitz the LB on the left
  4. Put the 2 guys who are rushing on the right into coverage

Overview: This works the same way but this time from the left edge.

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Big Dime 2-3-6

Play: Cover 4 Drop

Setup:

  1. None required
  2. You can show blitz to move your safeties up a little closer

Overview: This is a great base coverage that keeps most plays in front of you and should slow down the run.

BONUS: Nickel 3-3-5 Will Breakdown

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Nickel 3-3-5 Will

Play: Nickel Blitz 2 (Version 1)

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. QB Contain
  4. Shift your defensive line out toward the sideline and move the DE on the left out one step

Overview: This is a great base defense that you can use to get quick pressure.

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Nickel 3-3-5 Will

Play: Nickel Blitz 2 (Version 2)

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. QB Contain
  4. Shift your defensive line out toward the sideline and move the DE on the left out one step
  5. Put your DT and DE on the right into coverage

Overview: This is a 3 man rush that has a little less consistent pressure but it has better coverage

Playbook: Houston Texans

Formation: Nickel 3-3-5 Will

Play: Buck Slant Show 2

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Put your DT into a QB Spy
  4. (Optional) Change the zones to however you like

Overview: As long as your opponent isn’t blocking extra guys, you should get nice quick pressure from the left.

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magicnoles
magicnoles
7 years ago

In still running the 3-4 bear cover 3 with success. Just make a few adjustments but this looks fun too. Thanks

magicnoles
magicnoles
7 years ago

Where is nickel 335 will? Unless the play names are different I don’t see these in Houston or custom book

Bjgreene900
Bjgreene900
7 years ago

would you say this works
same as 245 or better

NickGolf92
NickGolf92
7 years ago

Am i the only one who cannot qb contain in MUT solos? Like the game does not let me do it

Rally_artz
Rally_artz
7 years ago

Can these plays be flipped and ran on the right side?

Fitchad
Fitchad
7 years ago

On a lot of these sets, u like to shift & crash ur line left. Is that to get better pressure & would u recommend doing that in nickel coverages as well?

rvn1
rvn1
7 years ago

In the Cover 2 Man (version 2 setup). You turn the Hard Flats into Soft Flats. How did you do that?

blackbass233
blackbass233
7 years ago

player suggestions for mut?

gziz1
gziz1
7 years ago

Do these still work after the patch?

Thanks

Joshj70
Joshj70
7 years ago

What’s a good set up to stop the run from the base defense?

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