Playbook: Detroit Lions

Formation: Nickel Normal

Play: Tampa 2

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Pinch and crash your defensive line down
  3. Pinch your linebackers and blitz them
  4. QB Contain
  5. User the LB on the left and let him take one step on his blitz and then drop him back into coverage (see the video for timing)
  6. Adjust the coverage however you’d like

Overview: This play brings really quick pressure unless your opponent blocks an extra guy.

Playbook: Detroit Lions

Formation: Nickel Normal

Play: Cover 3 Sky

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Pinch and crash your defensive line down
  3. Pinch your linebackers and blitz them
  4. QB Contain
  5. User the LB on the left and let him take one step on his blitz and then drop him back into coverage (see the video for timing)
  6. Adjust the coverage however you’d like

Overview: This is the cover 3 version of the blitz. I like to use hard flats and user the middle of the field with the linebacker that is being user controlled.

Playbook: Detroit Lions

Formation: Nickel Normal

Play: Overstorm Brave

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Pinch and crash your defensive line down
  3. Pinch your linebackers and blitz them
  4. QB Contain
  5. User the LB on the left and let him take one step on his blitz and then drop him back into coverage (see the video for timing)

Overview: This is the man to man version of the blitz. Everyone is in man to man coverage and you are responsible for taking away your opponent’s first read with your user defender.

Playbook: Detroit Lions

Formation: Nickel Normal

Play: Under Smoke

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press coverage
  3. Pinch and crash your defensive line down
  4. Pinch your linebackers
  5. QB Contain
  6. User the LB on the left and let him take one step on his blitz and then drop him back into coverage (see the video for timing)

Overview: This play will still bring pressure even if your opponent is blocking an extra guy or 2.

Playbook: Detroit Lions

Formation: Nickel Normal

Play: Cover 2 (Coverage Version)

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Pinch your defensive line
  3. Pinch your linebackers
  4. QB Contain
  5. Put one of your linebackers into a deep blue zone
  6. Put one of your defensive linemen into coverage

Overview: This play looks just like the blitzes from this formation. We call it when we notice our opponent starting to block extra guys to account for the blitz.

Playbook: Detroit Lions

Formation: Nickel Normal

Play: Cover 3 Sky (Coverage Version)

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Pinch your defensive line
  3. Pinch your linebackers
  4. QB Contain
  5. Put both cornerbacks into deep half zones
  6. Drop a defensive lineman into coverage

Overview: This is a 3 man rush that is really hard to beat deep and we have coverage throughout the entire field.