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Nickel 3-3-5

Playbook: Kansas City Chiefs

Formation: Nickel 335

Play:  Tampa 2

Setup:

  1. Press Coverage
  2. QB Contain
  3. Adjust zones how you see fit

Overview: Here we have a Cover 2 style defense out of Nickel 335, what makes this defense great is it has the ability to stop the run and heavy pass formations. Keep in mind that you can sub safeties in at the linebacker positions.

Playbook: Kansas City Chiefs

Formation: Nickel 335

Play:  LB Cross 3

Setup:

  1. Press Coverage
  2. Pinch the defensive line
  3. Slant inside the defensive line
  4. QB Contain
  5. Put the linebacker on the right side in any zone
  6. Put the linebacker on the left side in any zone

Overview: Now we have a great blitz added to this formation to top off the amazing run defense and coverage defense we have as well. This play only blitzes 4 people and brings heavy pressure to the QB.

And remember you can and should still run the Cover 1 Robber Press play from this formation that we covered earlier in the Run Defense section of the ebook.

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mattrolfe
mattrolfe
3 years ago

These blitzes I assume all have the Default adjustment to base align? Is that correct?

mecarlitoo
mecarlitoo
3 years ago

What about the zone drop adjustments when running this? Don’t change them?

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