NOTE- We DON’T always check the back to the left, contrary to these diagrams.
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PASS PROTECTION 83/85
Ex: 83 Seattle
In all of our dropback pass protections, both 3 step and 5 step, we will utilize a 6 man slide protection scheme. Theprotection and directional calls are part of the play call made in the huddle. Linemen and backs will know if it is 3 stepor 5 step based on the series number called before the pattern. We will always check our RB to the left.Linemen will always try to stay BIG ON BIG, which means our big men block there big men. The first uncoveredplayside lineman from the center over will check all blitzes from A gap out. He is
. If a blitz comes he mustpick it up. If two blitzers come playside, he must pick up the most threatening man, or the inside blitzer. The back will have a
block away from the direction called. In the example, 60 Seattle tells the linemento check right and it tells our back to check to the left. He will fire out to A Gap, eyeing the inside LB to outside LB.Again, if any pressure comes backside, he is responsible for the pickup. If more than one blitzer comes weakside, theback is to take the most immediate threat which is the inside blitzer.In case of a LB aligning up TUFF, the weakside tackle or guard may call
which will alert the back that tofire off the outside butt of the tackle and pick up the C Gap defender. The guard will step down to A gap and the tacklewill step down to B gap. This will prevent any pentration from a TUFF LB.