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McDermmot Special - Double A Gap Blitz

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I got really excited seeing that double a gap blitz today. I don't recall seeing it against the Falcons or in Week 1 but specifically remember it being used every single 3rd down in 2015. That was a joy to see. 

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9 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

It's a staple of the zone blitz but other schemes sometimes use it too.

Are we even running a zone blitz scheme anymore? Seems like we don't really blitz much this year or I could just be use to Wilks system where we blitzed almost every down. 

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I wonder if we'll see more of it when TD comes back? The thing about having both LBs (we almost always run this look out of a nickel formation) right up on the LOS giving the look of a blitz is that it requires studs at LB. You gotta have a guy who can both threaten as a blitzer as well as have the ability of giving the impression that he's coming while at the same time being able to drop back into coverage if that's what the call or read determines. Not just any team can pull off this look routinely with a high level of effectiveness. Having two LBs like Luke and TD is what allowed us to give that look so often. You don't see it nearly that often from other teams around the league. They don't have Luke and TD. Right now, we don't either.

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2 hours ago, Snake said:

Are we even running a zone blitz scheme anymore? Seems like we don't really blitz much this year or I could just be use to Wilks system where we blitzed almost every down. 

I figure we are, but I won't claim to have done a lot of schematic analysis of the defense over the last couple of weeks. Could be worth taking a look at it since we're not really doing all that well this year.

Regardless, running a Zone Blitz scheme doesn't necessarily mean you blitz all the time, especially if you run it out of a 4-3 like we do. It's still ideal to try and get pressure with four rushers if you can.

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Zone blitz is a tactic we have employed but never been our scheme. At least not since Capers.

We've never done it so much as to call it our scheme.

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6 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

I figure we are, but I won't claim to have done a lot of schematic analysis of the defense over the last couple of weeks. Could be worth taking a look at it since we're not really doing all that well this year.

Regardless, running a Zone Blitz scheme doesn't necessarily mean you blitz all the time, especially if you run it out of a 4-3 like we do. It's still ideal to try and get pressure with four rushers if you can.

It seems to me we have run more man this year and used stunts. Could just be a sign of better pressure. 

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I saw the zone blitz a couple of times yesterday, once on a out pattern to the tight end. Cox had dropped and had coverage on the tight end who caught the ball. Good recognition by Dalton, which is probably why we didn't see it often.

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6 hours ago, Moo Daeng said:

Zone blitz is a tactic we have employed but never been our scheme. At least not since Capers.

We've never done it so much as to call it our scheme.

Zone blitz is a scheme, not a play.

It's the same scheme the Steelers use. More importantly it was the scheme employed by Jim Johnson, Ron Rivera's primary defensive mentor when he started coaching. Johnson also mentored Sean McDermott.

The Double A Gap blitz is a staple of it, and one that we ran pretty frequently under both McDermott and Steve Wilks.

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