We have come to the final piece of our 30-minute, Quick & Easy 4-4 Defense Install. In part one I showed you the base front for the 4-4 Defense. Then we showed all of the adjustments you will need to run your 4-4 Defense in part two. Part three focused on your spot-drop Cover 3 coverage. Now, we’ll put in a very flexible pressure package to run with that.
There are really only two calls to put in here, then you just need to tag who’s going.
A note on coverage: You can run Cover 3 and just vacate zones. If you are not going to see a complex passing game, this is the way to go. You could also use a more complex Zone Blitz strategy here, or go to a man to man coverage. I will show a little bit of each, but in our 30 Minute Install, we would just run the blitzes with vacated zones. You are vulnerable, but you have your 3-Deep shell back there that can make the tackle so you can line up again.
Running All Blast
Before you write in the comments about what a ridiculous idea it is to send 8 guys with no underneath coverage… it probably is. I have still done it. But the purpose here is to show everyone where they go on the Blast call.
The All Blast call tells the Linebackers to blitz to the Inside Linebackers to blitz to their primary gap, and the Outside Linebackers to blitz off the edge.