“Saint” Blitz Confuses Pass-Protection Schemes
© December, 2007
by Hank Schrader Former Offensive And Defensive Coordinator, Bellevue High School, Bellevue, Wash.
EFFECTIVE BLITZES ARE a great way to disrupt an offensive scheme. Every defense should have some type of blitz package to pressure the passing game. Heavy defensive pressure almost always creates offensive mistakes.
Called “Saint,” this blitz was adapted from a blitzing scheme used by the Kansas City Chiefs and taught to me by former NFL defensive back and current Bellevue High School defensive backs coach, James Hasty. Under the right circumstances, this blitz is a great way to confuse even the best and most-prepared blocking schemes!
When It’s Effective
Since this is a delayed blitz, it works best against a 5- or 7-step drop passing attack, but will also work against a team that uses a 3-step drop if the quarterback holds the ball or tends to pass off rhythm.
It’s especially effective against a team that tends to use a slot formation or against a tight end that’s the hot receiv ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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