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Nickel Double A Gap

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: Nickel Double A Gap

Play: Nickel 2 Dog

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Put the blitzing slot cornerback into a zone
  3. Blitz the LB on the left
  4. Put the LB on the right into a QB Spy and hold LT/L2 right after the ball is snapped
  5. (Optional) Move the slot cornerback on the left next to the DE on the left to make your opponent think he is coming on a blitz

Overview: This play should bring really fast pressure off the right edge.

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: Nickel Double A Gap

Play: Nickel 2 Dog (With RB Blocking)

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Blitz the LB on the right
  3. Manually move the blitzing cornerback over the center and user control him (see video for positioning)

Overview: This play only rushes 5 guys but gets unlocked pressure off the edge most of the time even against 6 guys blocking.

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: Nickel Double A Gap

Play: Rush Buzz 3

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. User control the DE on the right side of the screen and hold LT/L2 for a split second right after the ball is snapped, then drop back into your zone

Overview: This is a really easy and simple blitz setup if you aren’t comfortable making adjustments or setting up complicated blitzes.

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: Nickel Double A Gap

Play: Nickel Dog 3 Buzz

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Put your 2 LBs over the center into coverage
  3. User the blitzing slot cornerback on the left and move him into his usual spot over the center
  4. Adjust the zones behind it as you see fit

Overview: This is a our max coverage defense from this formation. We want to be sending pressure most of the time but if your opponent starts to block 7 guys, it is best to try to play coverage instead.

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  1. what’s the best pass coverage play? What’s the coaching adjustments also could i put a ss and mlb spot?