View Full Version : Near/far formations
10-13-2006, 02:59 PM
This has been the only offense that ive had trouble stopping lately and i was wandering how other poeple stop it. I use balanced pb and i come out in 46 normal but i use the speed subs. So has anyone else been having trouble with this or is it just me?
10-13-2006, 03:24 PM
Let me give you my help from a different perspective. I use these sets a LOT and what gives ME the most diffculty are people who:
1.) Are able to disguise their coverage. This is either done by manually moving players, messing with man lock on and off, or changing their play right before they think I'll snap it.
2.) People that use BNR... but that is just a more general problem I have. The thing is, I'll be posting a BNR MURDERED in the Seattle playbook thread I started.
Anyway, these formations aren't typically big deep threats because of the placement (I'm referring to Near Close and Far Tight Twins, the compression sets) of the WRs. When they are tight, the safety coverage deep is usually better.
10-13-2006, 04:15 PM
I run these sets quite often out of Seattle's book. I would have to say that from the compression sets, Near-Close & Far-TightTwins, all out coverage with 8+ gives me the most problems. Reason being is with those sets, I'm looking to throw a bit quicker since the route combos usually allows for that vs. the blitz and other more basic zones & man under, but with more coverage it forces me to hold on a bit longer, either resulting in forced throws, coverage sacks if the D-line is tough enough and or makes me a bit more conservative. I really don't like compression vs. all out coverage, I'll rather spread out a bit if I choose to pass or try to run the ball. I just find it annoying to try to pass on when using compression like TightTwins. I love to see the blitz when using TightTwins especially. I personally defend it with Zone blitzes out of the 3-4, then again I prefer to defend pretty much anything with zone blitzes because I believe in always bringing the heat and trying to cause confusion.
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