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Crossfire Blitz Out of the 3–4 Under Defense

By Youth Football Online, 05/15/19, 12:00PM CDT

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It’s important that all defensive linemen dip and rip, then anchor their gap. They cannot allow themselves to get washed. 

The Crossfire Blitz out of the 3-4 under defense is a great way to take away the strength of the offense’s formation. This blitz is easy to install, but very difficult for the offense to block. It utilizes a defensive line slant inside, with the linebackers blitzing outside of them. This will create blocking confusion and it will keep the offensive linemen guessing. This is a great blitz, but it’s important that you keep in mind that you can live by the blitz, but you can also die by the blitz. It’s critical you blitz strategically based on game plan, scouting, and formation.

N: Dip and rip, slant backside A-gap

DT: Dip and rip, slant A-gap.

: C-gap. Contain (when there is no TE to his side).

R: Dip and rip, slant C-gap. Contain.