This is a blitz play out of the 44 split defense. This is an overload blitz that will put a lot of pressure on the opposing offensive line. This blitz is designed to stop the off tackle or sweep play.
This play features four defensive linemen. The two defensive tackles are in the A gaps. The two defensive ends are in the C gaps. The two inside linebackers are 4 yards off the ball over the B gaps. Their are two outside linebackers lined up as containment players (outside leverage). There are two corners and one deep middle safety. The secondary can either play man to man or play a 3 deep zone (cover 3).
The two defensive tackles will force A gap. The two defensive ends will force C gap. The left inside linebacker will blitz B gap. The left outside linebacker will do an outside blitz (contain player). The backside will secure their gaps, then pursue to the football. The secondary can either play man to man coverage or zone.
This is a great play to attack offenses with. This play is great against a team that loves to run the football off tackle or inside. This blitz play is a little weak against the pass because it is blitzing an inside and outside backer on the same side. Call this play with caution, do not blitz your players out of the play. Remember this, you live by the blitz, you die by the blitz. Make sure when you call a blitz play, your defenders blitz hard.