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Other Effective Blitzes

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: Nickel Wide 9

Play: Overload 3 Seam 2


  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Put the DT on the right into a yellow zone

Overview: This is pretty consistent 4 man heat off the left edge.

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: Nickel Double A Gap

Play: Mid Blitz


  1. Spread your defensive line and crash them right
  2. Hot route DE on the left into a yellow zone

Overview: This play works best against shotgun formations.  Don’t call it against under center.

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: 4-3 Under

Play: Cover 3 Sky Wk Press


  1. Base Align
  2. Pinch and crash your defensive line down
  3. Blitz OLB on the left side of the screen
  4. (Optional) Zone DE on the right side of the screen

Overview: This is a nice 4 or 5 man blitz that works against most formations.

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  1. @maddenschool no max protect plays? Generally speaking a good blitz should have a max cov that looks the same to take advantage of the opp blocking extra to stop the blitz

    1. Yes, you are 100% accurate that you should mix in max coverage plays with any blitz and have it look exactly the same pre-snap. The thing is, there are so many different max coverage defenses and all of them have weaknesses somewhere. You can do a max coverage from pretty much any play or formation.

      Maybe you want a max coverage man to man defense with 2 extra guys in yellow zones, or a max coverage cover 3 defense with the extra guys in hard flats. It just depends on where you want the extra coverage to be.

  2. I noticed some plays have been removed from some of the defensive playbooks. Is there a reason for this?

    1. Do you mean from last year?

      1. No. It is for this year. The Quarter Normal Defense had the Under Smoke blitz in it and I was looking for it again and now its not in the Seahawks defensive book.

        1. Are you sure on that? It is hard to believe that they would just take out plays in the middle of the year. Are you using a custom playbook?