Formation Intro

Nickel 335 Odd is a formation that can ONLY be found in the New England Patriots defensive playbook, and in my opinion is easily the best formation in the game, especially when it comes to blitzing and pass coverage!

After the Patch this formation is STILL one of the best formations in the game, and the only thing we had to do was flip the formation to get it working again, and just as good as before, maybe better now that we have A gap Set-Ups to add to it!!!!

All plays are run FLIPPED

Base Play Blitzes/Coverage Plays (3-4 man rush)

These Blitzes are intended to give you looping outside pressure from the Left Side. It is really playing coverage with passive pressure, we will get into more intense pressure as we get further into the formation!!

Plays to use (any base 4 man rush with LB on Left Blitzing):

  1. Tampa 2
  2. Cover 2 Sink
  3. Cover 3 Sky
  4. Cover 3 Match
  5. Cover 1 Robber Press
  6. Cover 6

Set-Up

  1. Base Align
  2. Shift Line Left and LB’s Right
  3. Crash Line Down
  4. Call Contain
  5. Bluff Blitz LOLB *Optional (Right of Screen)
  6. User LB as Shown!!!
  7. Spy Or Bluff Blitz LE (Right of Screen) *Optional

Outside Right (3-4 Man Rush)

This is a good way to keep your opponent off balance however your play selection is a bit more limited..

Plays to Use

  1. Overload 3 Sky Press
  2. Cover 3 Sky Show 4

Set-Up

  1. Base Align
  2. Shift Line Left and LB’s Right
  3. Crash Line Right
  4. Spy DT and Bluff Blitz RE (Left of Screen)
  5. Blitz LB On LE’s Hip (Right of Screen)
  6. User MLB

Stock Blitzes/Heavy Pressure

*Additional variations of cross fire shown in video

3 Buzz Sting Press/Pinch 0 (Dual Pressure)

  1. Base Align
  2. Shift Line Left and LB’s Right
  3. Crash Line Right
  4. Call Contain
  5. Bluff Blitz MLB in Purple as Shown
  6. User SS

LB Cross 3 Show 2 Left A Gap

  1. Base Align
  2. Shift Line Right
  3. Hot Blitz ROLB (Left of Screen)
  4. Flat the Blitzing Left MLB
  5. User SS

LB Cross 3 Show 2 Double A Gap (6 Man Rush)

  1. Base Align
  2. Pinch Line
  3. Hot Blitz ROLB (Left Of Screen)
  4. User Right of Screen Slot DB

Sam Mike Plays (Outside Left/A Gap)

  1. Base Align
  2. Shift Line Left and LB’s Right
  3. Crash Line Down
  4. Call Contain
  5. Move Blitzing MLB Left a Few Steps
  6. Bluff Blitz LE (Rightg of Screen) *Optional
  7. User LB that is on LE Hip

LB Cross 3 Show 2

  1. Base Align
  2. Shift Line Left and LB’s Right
  3. Put Blitzing MLB in Flat to the Right
  4. Blitz Right Slot DB
  5. Bluff Blitz RE (Right of Screen)
  6. Spy DT *Optional
  7. User FS