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Giants Blitzes

I stumbled upon the blog Blitzology, which is a blog dedicated to blitzes. Don’t you just love the Internet? I do. Anyway, scrolling through the archives, I found a post about the Giants blitz packages. Incredibly interesting. I’ll post some of it here.

Here’s what they’re trying to do. They’re in their nickel package (not Big Nickel, just standard nickel)

  • 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 key concept is really the RDE looping in  and the safety blitzing on the edge. Combine that with the overload of the A Gap and its effective. Everything is working towards the A gap, even if it doesn’t end up there. Take, for example, the LDT stepping towards the A then going to the B, or the Mike aligning in the A and then dropping in coverage. The safety really has a clear shot at the QB. With the overload of the A gap, you have to take care of the Will and the RDE. That includes the RB stepping in.
Watch it in action here
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One Response to “Giants Blitzes”

  1. Big Daddy says:

    Good stuff Jeremy, keep digging.

    I mentioned something that I feel is a fact of life in the blog I did about draft misinformation. When you really start digging for information you hit a brick wall. You can find some thing here and there but not that much. They do not want you to know their craft. It’s pretty easy to figure out by watching but the exact terminology or complete scheme you will never find.

    I spent a lot of money buying books and reading. Most were college level, I could find very few on NFL systems that were up to date. So you learn the basic systems still used in college or older schemes used by NFL coaches and apply it to what you see on the field.

    I think a lack of understanding of a team’s schemes it what makes so many mock drafts completely wrong. I also feel that many NFL GMs do not pick players that will fit the coaches schemes and it handcuffs the coach so many times. I have seen Reese do that, but I have noticed that he no longer is doing that and is drafting players that fit what the coaches are doing.

    A simple fact is how can a GM pick players for a coach if that coach might very well NOT be there the next season. The fact that Coughlin and crew are signed and solid allows Reese to draft players that fit the coaches system.

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