Welcome to my Play-A-Day "Blitz Package" section. I've had a few requests to post some defensive strategy, specifically the kind of blitz package i use and some different blitzes that attack from different areas. Many here know me of more as an offensive guy but my defense has been solid every year as well. I'm not a big defensive guy like Gav, but i think this blitz scheme can help your game, especially when mixed in with the knowledge guys like gav are dropping on you every day.
Play 1: 3-4 Stack: Overload Zone Blitz(Manual Rush - Edge) (9/06/09)
Play 2: 46 Normal: Inside Blitz(Auto Rush - Inside) (9/06/09)
Play 3: 4-3 Normal: Spy 3 Blitz (Auto Rush - Edge) (9/06/09)
Play 4: 46 Normal: Cover 3 Press (Auto Rush - Edge) (9/06/09)
Up Next... "3-4 Under: Cover 2 Sink (Manual Rush - Edge)"
There is no specific playbook being broken down. Most of these plays are common to alot of the different playbooks although i do try and mix in all formations so your going to probably want to look at the multiple D, Jets, Cover 2, or other broad playbooks. I myself have been using multiple D because it has a ton of formations to work with.
This is not going to be a guide with a bunch of Nano's where you can cherry pick one of them, run it all game and expect to be successful. Its a scheme, a package of blitzes that when used together and mix in should get good results. While some of these plays may get very good, consistent A or B gap heat, the focus of this package is to get good, consistent pressure, from all over the field and to keep your opponent on his toes. Slower more unpredictable pressure is every bit as dangerous as quicker more predictable pressure.
Last, those who know me know that i am not someone who is world famous for his stick skills. admittedly, my stick skills are below average at best. Because of that these players are really friendly to all, as they dont require alot of manual movement for setup, and dont require a ton of stick skills to get to the QB or to make tackles if the pass gets off and is completed... It is important to make the adjustments in the order and fashion listed for these plays to ensure you do it as quick as possible and put guys in proper position.