Monster Blitz out of the 4-3 Under Defense

The Monster Blitz out of the 4-3 Under Defense is very easy to install and it works very well against off-tackle plays. This blitz utilizes a gap exchange by the blitz side defensive end (DE) and the Middle Linebacker (M). Gap exchange means that the DE and M are switching gap responsibility once the ball is snapped. This generates blocking confusion for the offensive line. The 4-3 Defense is a defense that is very diverse and it allows you to use the safeties in a variety of different ways.

Monster Blitz out of the 4-3 Under Defense | Youth Football

N: A-gaps (two gap nose guard)

DT: B-gap.

RE: Backside contain.

LE: Slant B-gap, dip and rip.

M: Creep up, blitz C-gap. Once the QB begins his cadence the (M) needs to start creeping up. You don’t want him to show where he is blitzing.

S: Blitz off of the edge, contain.

W: Read step, secure C-gap, then pursuit to the ball carrier. Pass, hook to curl.

SS: Read step, secure C-gap. Support on sweep.  Pass, blitz side flat or take away ‘hot’ throw.

FS: Deep middle 3rd.

CB: Deep 3rd.

CB: Deep 3rd.

Coaching Points

  • Play-side defensive end must ‘dip and rip’ through the offensive tackle when he is slanting to the B-gap. He can’t slant himself out of the play or get washed down.
  • You can play either zone or man to man coverage behind this blitz. The two safeties give you several different coverage options.
  • Against run heavy teams you can walk down the SS and have him play linebacker. This will give you a strong box (8 defenders).
  • This blitz is best executed to the strength of the offense’s formation.
  • This is a great blitz against off-tackle plays.
  • The (M) must creep up to the line of scrimmage once the QB begins his cadence. He doesn’t show blitz pre-snap, but once the cadence begins he starts coming up. He can’t blitz from 4-5 yards off the line of scrimmage.
  • The (M) must attack the B-gap and take on any lead blocks. Shock and shed the lead blocker.

(See Also) 4-3 Defense System for Youth Football 

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Maximizing Practice and Install Time

Article Written by: Chad Harter One of the biggest mistakes made by struggling coaches is spending valuable practice time “conditioning”. While conditioning is important there are better ways to utilize your time.

Coaching Mental Toughness in Youth Sports

Coaching Mental Toughness in Youth Sports Mental toughness is a phrase that is thrown around a lot in sport and competition. Athletes demonstrate mental toughness coming back from an injury or battling back for a come-from-behind win.

Fire Man Blitz out of the 4-3 Defense

The Fire Man Blitz out of the 4-3 Defense is a simple blitz that we like against spread offenses. This blitz has the defensive linemen slant inside and the (M) blitz off of the edge.