Playbook: Carolina Panthers

Formation: Nickel Double A Gap

Play: Nickel Dog 2

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch the defensive line
  4. Slant inside the defensive line
  5. User one of the linebackers and hold LT

Overview: This blitz the cornerback gets a direct line straight to the Quarterback. It is a quick blitz only sending 5 people and has good coverage behind it. You can adjust the coverage based on what your opponent is running on offense.

Playbook: Carolina Panthers

Formation: Nickel Double A Gap

Play: Nickel Dog 2 (Running back blocking)

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch the defensive line
  4. Slant inside the defensive line
  5. Shift the Linebackers left
  6. Blitz the middle linebacker
  7. User the linebacker on the left stand in front of the Center and hold LT

Overview: This will make the blitz come in completely free even with the running back blocking. You will still be able to adjust the Cover 2 style coverage however you see fitting to your opponent.

Playbook: Carolina Panthers

Formation: Nickel Double A Gap

Play: Nickel Overload 3

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch the defensive line
  4. Slant inside the defensive line
  5. User one of the linebackers and hold LT

Overview: This play uses a Cover 3 style coverage while getting the cornerback blitzing free at the QB. This is a quick 5-man blitz and a quick setup so you can adjust the coverage if needed.

Playbook: Carolina Panthers

Formation: Nickel Double A Gap

Play: Nickel Overload 3 (Running back blocking)

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch the defensive line
  4. Slant inside the defensive line
  5. Shift the Linebackers left
  6. Blitz the middle linebacker
  7. User the linebacker on the left stand in front of the Center and hold LT

Overview: Here we show how to get the pressure from the cornerback while the running back is blocking out of a Cover 3 style of defense. The blitzing linebacker attracts the attention of the running back which will leave the cornerback unblocked.

Playbook: Carolina Panthers

Formation: Nickel Double A Gap

Play: Cover 3 Cloud Show 2

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch the defensive line
  4. Slant inside the defensive line
  5. Blitz the Nickel cornerback on the left side of the screen
  6. User one of the linebackers and hold LT

Overview: This blitz shows a universal formation setup that can be used to blitz out of any play in the formation. It is always good to mix up your coverages against your opponent so you do not get predictable.