Defense

DEFENSIVE POSITIONS
DL: Defensive Linemen NT: Nose Tackle (Inside Defensive Linemen) DE: Defensive Ends (Outside Defensive Linemen) LB: Linebackers SLB (Sam): Strong-side Outside Linebacker MLB (Mike): Strong-side Inside Linebacker BLB (Buck): Weak-side Inside Linebacker WLB (Will): Weak-side Outside Linebacker DB: Defensive Backs CB: Cornerback N: Nickelback (Extra Cornerback in Nickel Formation) D: Dimeback (Extra Cornerback in Dime Formation) S: Safety FS: Free Safety SS: Strong Safety

FORMATIONS
Solid (3-4): 3 Defensive Linemen (DL), 4 Linebackers (LB) (OLB's on the line), 2 Cornerbacks (CB), 2 Safeties (S) Straight (3-4): 3 DL, 4 LB, 2 CB, 2 S Over (3-4 Over): 3 DL (overloading strong side), 4 LB, 2 CB, 2S Under (3-4 Under): 3 DL (overloading weak side), 4 LB, 2 CB, 2S Strong (3-4): 3 DL, 4 LB (Sam on the line), 2 CB, 2S Weak (3-4): 3 DL, 4 LB (Will on the line), 2 CB, 2 S Pinch (3-4): 3 DL (DE's line up over C gap), 4 LB, 2CB, 2S Spread (3-4): 3 DL (DE's line up over D gap), 4 LB, 2 CB, 2 S

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NT head up on C, DE's in B gaps, OLB's on the line, C gap shade on TE's, MLB's off the line, A gap shade on the G's. Over

NT head up on C, DE's head up on T's, OLB's off the line head up on TE's, MLB's off the line, head up on the G's. Under

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NT head up on strong side G, DE's head up on T's, OLB's off the line, head up on TE's, MLB's off the line, Mike head up on C, Buck head up on weak side G.

NT head up on weak side G, DE's head up on T's, OLB's off the line head up on TE's, MLB's off the line, Mike head up on strong side G, Buck head up on C..

MLB's off the line. Will off the line. DE's over C gaps. MLB's off the line. head up on G's. MLB's off the line. DE's over B gaps. MLB's off the line. DE's head up on T's. head up on TE's. OLB's head up on TE's. OLB's off the line. head up on G's. Will on the line. OLB's off the line. NT head up on C. Pinch NT head up on C. head up on G's. OLB's head up on TE's. head up on TE's. Spread X X Y Z X X Y Z NT head up on C. . Sam off the line. Sam on the line. head up on G's.Strong FORMATIONS Weak X X Y Z X X Y Z NT head up on C. DE's head up on T's.

Defensive Line DL Calls (all calls shown from straight formation on following pages): Key: Read & React Blast: Shoot Gaps Jam: Fill Inside Gaps Stretch: Fill Outside Gaps Crash Right: Shoot Gaps to the Right Crash Left: Shoot Gaps to the Left Inside Twist: DE's fill B gaps. ILB's fill C gaps Outside Twist: DE's fill C gaps. OLB's fill B gaps Switch Strong: NT and strong-side DE cross Switch Weak: NT and weak-side DE cross Gaps & Offensive Line Positions Gaps: D TE C T B G A X C A G B T C D TE .

. DL's bull rush OL. read the play and react. DT bull rush on C. DE's shoot inside gaps. DE's shoot outside gaps. Jam Stretch X X Y Z X X Y Z DT bull rush on C.Key DL CALLS Blast X X Y Z X X Y Z DL's make contact with OL. read and react while rushing.

DT bull rush on C. DE's shoot outside gaps. MLB's shoot behind DE's to outside gaps. Combination DL movement & Blitz. OLB's. DT bull rush on C. DE's shoot inside gaps. Inside Twist Outside Twist X X Y Z X X Y Z Combination DL movement & Blitz.Crash Right DL CALLS Crash Left X X Y Z X X Y Z DL's shoot gaps to the right. shoot behind DE's to inside gaps. DL's shoot gaps to the left. .

Switch Strong DL CALLS Switch Weak X X Y Z X X Y Z Weakside DE bull rush T. . NT moves laterally to strongside B gap. Strongside DE bull rush T. weakside DE pulls behind NT to A gap. strongside DE pulls behind NT to A gap. NT moves laterally to weakside B gap.

and MLB blitz Triple Weak Blitz: FS.Blitzes Sam Blitz: SLB blitzes Mike Blitz : MLB blitzes Buck Blitz : BLB blitzes Will Blitz: WLB blitzes Sam-Mike Blitz: SLB and MLB blitz Sam-Buck Blitz: SLB and BLB blitz Sam-Will Blitz: SLB and WLB blitz Mike-Buck Blitz: BLB and MLB blitz Mike-Will Blitz: BLB and SLB blitz Buck-Will Blitz: MLB and WLB blitz Strong Corner Blitz: strong-side corner blitzes Weak Corner Blitz: weak-side corner blitzes Strong Blitz: SS blitzes Free Blitz: FS blitzes Overload Strong Blitz: SS and SLB blitz Overload Weak Blitz: FS and WLB blitz Triple Strong Blitz: SS. SLB. and BLB blitz Deep Blitz: FS and SS blitz Max Blitz: All LB's blitz Inside Twist: See DL Calls Outside Twist: See DL Calls . WLB.

Will blitzes through C or D gap. . Mike blitzes through A or B gap. Buck Blitz Will Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Buck blitzes through a or B gap.Sam Blitz BLITZES Mike Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Sam blitzes through C or D gap.

. Sam-Will Blitz Mike-Buck Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Sam and Will blitz C or D gap on their side. Buck blitzes A or B gap. Mike blitzes A or B gap.Sam-Mike Blitz BLITZES Sam-Buck Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Sam blitzes C or D gap. Mike and Buck blitz A or B gap on their side. Sam blitzes C or D gap.

Will blitzes C or D gap. Will blitzes C or D gap. . Buck blitzes A or B gap. Weakside CB blitzes outside. Strong Corner Blitz Weak Corner Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Strongside CB blitzes outside.Mike-Will Blitz BLITZES Buck-Will Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Mike blitzes A or B gap.

Overload Strong Blitz Overload Weak Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z SS blitzes through A or B gap. FS blitzes through A or B gap. Sam blitzes through C or D gap. .Strong Blitz BLITZES Free Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z SS blitzes through strongside A or B gap. FS blitzes through weakside A or B gap. Will blitzes through C or D gap.

Sam blitzes C or D gap. Buck blitzes A gap. FS blitzes B gap. MLB's blitz A or B gaps on their side.Triple Strong Blitz BLITZES Triple Weak Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Mike blitzes A gap. SS blitzes B gap. . Will blitzes C or D gap. OLB's blitz C or D gaps on their side. Deep Blitz Max Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z SS and FS blitz A or B gaps on their side.

3 Short) Prevent (2 Very Deep. 4 Deep) . 5 Short) Cover 2 Man (2 Deep. See following pages for rules and variations. Combo X (FS Double Teams X) Combo Z (FS D-T Z) Combo S (FS D-T S) Combo Double (FS/SS D-T X/Z) Cover 2 Zone (2 Deep.Coverages: Man-to-Man: Default coverage. Each man in pass defense covers one man on offense. Man) Cover 4 (4 Deep. Man) Cover 3 Strong (Rotate S/S) Cover 3 Weak (Rotate W/S) Cover 3 Man (3 Deep.

With Sam-Mike Blitz With SS Blitz 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 X X Y Z X X Y Z 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 Reverse for Buck-Will Blitz.Basic MAN COVERAGE 2 3 1 1 2 With Sam Blitz 1 2 3 2 1 X X Y Z X X Y Z 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 Reverse for Will Blitz. Buck will take #2 on weak side. . Mike will take #2 on weak side.

Buck will take #2 on weak side.With Strong Corner Blitz 1 2 3 1 2 MAN COVERAGE 1 2 With Overload Strong Blitz 3 2 1 X X Y Z X X Y Z 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 Reverse for Weak Corner Blitz. Reverse for Overload Weak Blitz. . FS will take #2 on weak side. With Triple Strong Blitz 1 2 23 1 1 With Max Blitz 2/3 2 1 X X Y Z X X Y Z 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 Reverse for Triple Weak Blitz. FS will take #2 on weak side.

.Basic COVER 2 MAN With Sam Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Will Blitz. With Sam-Mike Blitz With SS Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Buck-Will Blitz.

With Triple Strong Blitz With Max Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Triple Weak Blitz. Reverse for Overload Weak Blitz. .With Strong Corner Blitz COVER 2 MAN With Overload Strong Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Weak Corner Blitz.

With Sam-Mike Blitz With SS Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Buck-Will Blitz. .Basic COVER 2 ZONE With Sam Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Will Blitz.

With Strong Corner Blitz COVER 2 ZONE With Overload Strong Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Weak Corner Blitz. Reverse for Overload Weak Blitz. With Triple Strong Blitz With Max Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Triple Weak Blitz. .

With Sam-Mike Blitz With SS Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Buck-Will Blitz. .Basic COVER 3 STRONG With Sam Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Will Blitz.

With Strong Corner Blitz COVER 3 STRONG With Overload Strong Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Weak Corner Blitz. . With Triple Strong Blitz With Max Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Triple Weak Blitz. Reverse for Overload Weak Blitz.

With Sam-Mike Blitz With SS Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Buck-Will Blitz.Basic COVER 3 WEAK With Sam Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Will Blitz. .

Reverse for Overload Weak Blitz. . With Triple Strong Blitz With Max Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Triple Weak Blitz.With Strong Corner Blitz COVER 3 WEAK With Overload Strong Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Weak Corner Blitz.

With Sam-Mike Blitz With SS Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Buck-Will Blitz.Basic COVER 3 MAN With Sam Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Will Blitz. .

With Triple Strong Blitz With Max Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Triple Weak Blitz.With Strong Corner Blitz COVER 3 MAN With Overload Strong Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Weak Corner Blitz. Reverse for Overload Weak Blitz. .

With Sam-Mike Blitz With SS Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Buck-Will Blitz. .Basic COVER 4 With Sam Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Will Blitz.

With Strong Corner Blitz COVER 4 With Overload Strong Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Weak Corner Blitz. Reverse for Overload Weak Blitz. With Triple Strong Blitz With Max Blitz X X Y Z X X Y Z Reverse for Triple Weak Blitz. .

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