Preserve Dat series in an work to discover plays, wrinkles and schemes worth maintaining for the Minnesota Vikings

Play 1

San Francisco 49ers defense is playing Cover 1, the Line Backer comes off the edge to “blitz hug” the operating back which just indicates the LB covers the RB on a route or adds to a blitz if the operating back is blocking .

On this play if the operating back blocks, the back has to react a single of two techniques, if the blitzer comes he should block, but if does not, he ought to get to the flat. On this play the LB hesitates the blitz to confuse Dalvin Cook. On offense the Vikings are operating a man/ zone beater. On the backside they have a rub route for Diggs, on the front side they flood that zone. Thielen’s route is a slant, with the operating back to the flat. Offenses will do this to confuse zone defenses, if the defensive player hesitates, the QB ought to either throw to Thielen in that zone, or the back to the flat. The back will likely out leverage a line backer to the flat, and the QB ought to throw to him, which is what Cousins does on this play.


Play two

This play is a Naked boot leg, the back side tight finish splits the zone to the flat. The Front side tight finish stock blocks then releases. The secret wrinkle in this play is the offense can set up the screen for the operating back off of this play as properly. On this play the front side receiver has a corner covering him. In some cases the receiver will throw a double move based on down distance.


Play three

On this play the Vikings are in Cover 1 man with a low hole backer (Kendricks). 49ers have a split back, right here Mike Hughes and Anthony Barr are manned up on the backs. The Vikings are mugging the A-gap (gap involving center and guard) to show initial stress.


Play four

Vikings stack the box with a five man stress, Harrison Smith is in cover three and is accountable for the Tight Finish if he goes vertical. The higher security (Sendejo) is also suppose to shade the slot receiver. Smith requirements to be conscious that no a single ought to carry him vertically, and has to account that if he goes absolutely free he has to hover more than the slot or take him. This play shows the versatility of Harrison, simply because he will also blitz from this exact same package. Danielle Hunter rushes wide, which makes it possible for Jayron Kearse and Eric Kendricks to blitz the B-gap(gap involving the Guard and the Tackle). Sheldon Richardson and Linval Joseph are crucial right here as properly as they each pull blockers suitable to enable a wider gap for Kendricks and Kearse to be blitz freely.

Griffen feints the pass rush, but drops into cover in the middle to cover the operating back. Jimmy Garappolo is hurried to get rid of the ball and throws an interception to Mike Hughes. Anthony Barr has to run from the middle of the field to cover that zone region.


The Vikings have been carrying out fantastic points this season. Every single game has a couple of plays that ought to be kept in their playbooks and expanded upon.