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Big Nickel Bear – Storm Red

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For this Madden Tips breakdown, we take a look at the Big Nickel Bear – Storm Red. We show how we like to get pressure from the either the middle linebacker or from the left inside defensive back.

Play Diagram and Breakdown:

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The Big Nickel Bear – Storm Red by default sends six pass rushers after the quarterback, while dropping five defenders back into pass coverage. The right and left cornerbacks drop back into 2 deep coverage. The free safety and both outside linebackers drop into hook zones.

Playbooks Found In:

  • 46

Quick Set Up:

  1. Base Align
  2. Move the right inside defensive back (aligns left of of the left tackle) inside of the right outside linebacker.
  3. Hot route the right inside defensive back into some type of zone coverage.
  4. Stay in control of the right inside defensive back before snap, while holding down the RT (R2 for PS4).
  5. Once the middle linebacker or left outside linebacker gets pass the line of scrimmage, drop the right inside defensive back into pass pass coverage.

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Big Nickel Bear – Storm Red setup once all pre-snap adjustments have been made

Coaching Points:

  • The pressure is designed to come from the middle linebacker or the left outside linebacker. There are times when both may get pressure at the same time.
  • The right inside defensive back can be hot routed into any type of zone coverage of choice and it won’t effect how the blitz works.
  • Six defenders drop back in pass coverage.
  • Five defenders pass rush the quarterback.
  • The Big Nickel Bear can only be found in the 46 playbook.
  • Having a fast middle linebacker and left outside linebacker will make the blitz that more effective.

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