- LDE-Contain Rush
- RDE-Loop to opposite A gap
- LDT - Jab to A gap, Rush B Gap
- RDT - Work to Contain Rush
- Mike - Align in A gap, pop out an Man cover TE
- Will - Align in A gap, rush A gap (Key blitz the RB)
- S - Rotate pre-snap, Edge Blitz (Key blitz the RB)
- S - Free
- Corners & Nickel - Press Man
The Seattle pass protection has 6 blockers for 6 pass rushers but the Giants still have a free rusher. How?The Giants attack the protection first using a deep safety in the pressure. The offense does not readily identify Safety Dion Grant as a blitz threat allowing the Giants to create a 4 on 3 pass rush to the right side.
The Center becomes the most important player in the protection. If the Center helps to the defensive right the offense can pick up the pressure. The Giants maintain their 4 vs. 3 advantage by manipulating the blocking of the Center. By walking the Mike up toward the A gap, New York presents an immediate gap threat to the Center. To prevent the Center from helping to the blitz side once the Mike drops out the left DT jabs to the A gap. Now the Center feels an A gap threat and looks to help the Guard with the Left DT. Once the DT feels the help from the Center, he works back to the B gap. Because the Center is occupied the looping DE is left unblocked.
The pressure has added effectiveness because the blitzing Will linebacker engages with the right guard. The running back and guard end up blocking the Will leaving the Safety off the edge unblocked.
Look for Perry Fewell to dial up a limited number of well designed and well executed blitzes vs. the Patriots in the Superbowl.
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