Re: Wade Phillips Blitz Packages
Wade has all kinds of blitz packages in his playbook; it's just a matter whether he wants to use them or not.
We can blitz 6 from our base defense, from nickel, dime, bear, anything.
(We can even blitz with both the dime and nickel back if we want to.)
An example of a 6-man blitz that I can remember was the sack on Collins in the 4th quarter.
We were in a 4-man (wide front) nickel personnel.
Mario was at SDE (on Clark); he got the sack.
Smith at SDT; Watt at WDT (both lined up ouside the Guard on their side);
Cushing at SAM (on LOS, outside strong side OT; ie. between Mario and Smith).
Ryans at MO (but was head up on the Center);
and Barwin at WDE.
The Colts were in 11 personnel.
It was 3rd and 5.
With both Ryans and Cushing coming, Addai picked up Cushing.
In this instance, we still had 5 to cover 4.
We blitzed 6 against 6 blockers.
There were at least a couple of occasions last year when I mentioned that we had zero coverage (ie. single coverage on each of the 5 offensive threats).
I don't remember if one of them stay back to block or not.
If one of them did, it became a 7-man blitz (all-out blitz.)
In Wade's playbook, I noticed a Jet Blitz from base 34.
All seven guys up front come.
Even if there was a TE, they don't care (the SS will pick him up).
If the RB releases, one of the LB will take him.
I'm pretty sure we didn't see this one last year.
There are other 6-man blitzes from Wade's playbook I haven't seen yet, and it won't surprise me at all if we see some of those (if not all) this year.