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Summer School - How disguising coverage can help the pass rush

Mini-camp and OTAs may be over, but Summer School is still in session, and will be until the New York Giants’ training camp begins in July.

Last time we looked at how misdirection can help the offense, so this time we are going to look at how disguising intentions and creating confusion can help the defense.

In an ideal world the defense would be able to field four (or five, depending on down, distance, and personnel package) defensive linemen and EDGE players who can beat an offense’s five (or six) pass protectors straight up. However, we don’t live in an ideal world, offenses are sophisticated, and the counters to basic defenses are well understood around the league.