Playbook: Detroit Lions

Formation: Nickel 3-3-5 Odd

Play: Cover 3 Sky Show 4

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press coverage
  3. Blitz the LB on the left
  4. (Optional) QB Contain

Overview: The pressure should come in from the blitzing cornerback or the linebacker on the left.

Playbook: Detroit Lions

Formation: Dime Normal

Play: Dime Blitz 2

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press coverage
  3. Blitz your MLB
  4. Put your DE on the left into a zone and adjust the coverage how you’d like

Overview: This is a situational play when you need pressure from a slot cornerback. Don’t call it more than once or twice per game.

Playbook: Detroit Lions

Formation: Dime Normal

Play: Fox Fire Zone Press

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch Dline

Overview: This play brings pressure from the slot cornerback while having a cover 3 defensive shell behind it.

Playbook: Detroit Lions

Formation: 3-4 Under

Play: Cover 3 Buzz Show 2

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Spread your defensive line
  3. Blitz the OLB on the left
  4. Put the DE on the right into a zone
  5. (Optional) Put the FS into a curl flat zone

Overview: This is an effective 4 man rush that brings pressure through the B-gap.