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8 Killer Plays From the Hip-Hop Playbook – If Rap Was a Sport…

Play: 46 Maniac
Formation: 46 Defense
Goal: Defense brings the heat to the offense.
The defensive strategy made popular by former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Buddy Ryan is designed to bring pressure to the opposing offense. Lately Beanie Sigel has been doing all he can to ruffle the feathers of New York giant, Jay-Z. Aimed at confusing the offense, the 46 D uses the unorthodox approach of overloading players on the left side of the offense making it hard for the offensive line to pick up their blocking assignments. That might be equivalent to the Broad Street Bully bombarding the market with scathing diss records towards his former boss. Most times the pressure of the 46 gets to the QB like this…

Play: Delta
Formation: Singleback-Big
Goal: Protect the quarterback long enough for him to toss a long pass to a deep receiver.

If anyone is going to be cool under pressure it’s Jay-Z. Borrowing a page from the dynasty that is the New England Patriots, Hov is fully protected in this formation with two tight ends in for blocking. Because Bean’s 46 defense is aggressive against the run, Jay has the option of running a play-action pass out of this format that is favorable to the run, then tossing a long pass to an open receiver. Sort of like this…

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