View Full Version : Killed in the Flat
02-07-2007, 10:51 AM
Can someone please help!!
I play my buddy and he kills me in the flats, absolutely kills me. He will send the RB up the sideline and rollout with the QB. And it's like I have to pick my poison, if I go after the RB the QB picks up 6-10 yards. If I commit to the QB he throws to the halfback for 15-20 yards everytime. I need help with this, what defense should I run to stop this?? Can someone help??
02-07-2007, 11:20 AM
1. Spy the QB so you dont have to worry about him rolling out.
2. I dont like to run it consistently, but if you mix it up and catch him guessing you can run a cover 2 to take the flats away.
3. I personally would more consistently run a man under 2 deep scheme with a spy. You should have either a DB (in nickel or dime) or a OLB running with the rb to the flats and carrying him up the sideline if he breaks it up the field with safety help over the top once the ball is in the air. And the spy will take away the threat of him scrambling.
Get the filmroom. Lbz has a write up on dealing with scrambling qbs and it works real nice. Here are a couple of other ways to stop it.
1. Go with the 3-3-5 Cb blitz. Freeze your D. Manually control the lb on the side he rolls to. Now when he rolls out you have the cb blitzing right at him and you cover the HB yourself.
2. All the 4-3 fronts have a play called LB Contain. Both DE play the flats, your OLb's both play contain and the MLB plays a spy. Same concept as the cb blitz you have the qb contained on the roll out and you either cover the HB with the MLB or the fs/ss yourself.
Try those and you should be able shut that down. Most of the stuff people do that seems impossible to stop has be done by you. You cant just pick a D and play with a DL and expect to shut down the corner and crossing routes etc. Your better off controlling the ss/fs and taking things away yourself. If you let the computer do everything you will have a hard time.
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