New York Giants: 5 creative ways to rush the passer

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Jun 16, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants safety Landon Collins (21) participates in practice during minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Steven Ryan-USA TODAY Sports

5. Playing Games With An Inverted Safety:

The Giants drafted Landon Collins, an attack mode strong safety who could be their surprise weapon in the pass rushing department. One concept that I love is putting the strong safety down in the flat before the snap. The strong safety essentially becomes another linebacker who could rush the passer or drop into coverage.

This is a great way to mess with the quarterback and the offensive line. Now their is an extra man on the outside. Imagine an offensive tackle staring down Damontre Moore and Collins on the outside. The goal here is to isolate the tackle. By having another player engaged with the guard, the offensive tackle is all by his lonesome on a dangerous island. The math is so ever in the Giants favor.

You can also get really creative with this formation. You can have your defensive end drop into a fire zone, with Collins blitzing. You could drop Collins and bring only the defensive end. Or if you really wanted to go for it, you could bring the outside linebacker, Collins and the defensive end. Making them play the who’s coming game is half the fun.

Next: 4. Moving Around Your Best Pass Rushers