How do you stop Defensive Ends who are placed very far away from the Offensive line on opposite sides of the field (left and right).
When I would run the ball against them I would get some gains but get stuffed more often than not because the was stacking his linebackers in the middle and blowing up my running back.
He would come out in Quarters Cover-2 I believe when he did this. Just stack the line and fan his Defensive Ends out as far as he can. Manually control one of them and run around my Offensive Tackle and sack me when I stepped into the pocket on passing plays. If I would bring up an additional blocker to block one of the Defensive Ends he would just switch over to the other one and do the same thing.
Playing his linebackers bunched up in the middle the way he did, I tried to go to the flats but since he was in the Cover-2, given how quickly I'd have to release the ball due to the Defensive End pressure, my running back wouldn't have enough time to beat the first layer of the zone and break away so what would end up happening is is that my Running back would have the ball thrown to him right in front of the Cornerback and get minimal gains or drop the catch due to the hit.
Could anyone help me figure this one out? I was playing against the Giants and he would put Umeniyora at Left End, Lavar Arrington at Right End, and Michael Strahan at Defensive Tackle.
Any help is greatly appreciated.