What is the best defensive play against a play action play?

My friend and i were playing NCAA Football '09 and he often ran the play action play.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Play action takes time to set up...

    it's designed to trick the defense into thinking it's a run play...

    usually used in traditional run situations...like 1st down and 10 yards in your own territory...

    so for rookies and novice players - a blitz is all you know...it works.

    but you're sending eligible receivers in cross patterns and keeping at least one back...simulating a run...

    man to man...cover 1 ...line pinches...

    whether you run a 5-3, 4-3, or 3-4 ....

    regardless of offensive tendencies...thats what will work.

    Source(s): Defensive Coordinator
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  • 1 decade ago

    Don't blitz inside, the linebackers will just try and tackle the running back and it will open up passing lanes for the tightend or hot read. try man coverage, press the corners, and blitz from the outside, this should also contain the qb if he tries to boot because usually the olinemen let outside rushers go in play action. Time for some sack lunch!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Blitz inside

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  • 1 decade ago

    Slide you linemen in to clog up the middle then have your outside linebacker opposite the RB or just the ROLB to Blitz from the outside.

    Other than that a nice Zone should do the trick

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would play a zone with an outside linebacker blitz. Unless you have good cornerbacks, then you can stick with a man defense but still blitzing a linebacker

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  • 1 decade ago

    play a 3-4 and blitze both inside linebackers inside

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  • 1 decade ago

    And blitz and do a pass commit. If he has three or more WR's use a nickel or even a dime package though.

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  • 1 decade ago

    inside blitz

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  • 1 decade ago

    3-4 and tell everyone to stay in coverage until the person passes the line of scrimmage

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  • 1 decade ago

    it depends on which way the qb likes to roll out,,,, usually right,,, so blitz ur rolb

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