Here is a simple system to package and use one word calls for an adjustable pressure from a 3-4 defense. Having a system of one word calls is helpful when facing an up tempo offense.
The call from the sideline is the name of an NHL team. The team name tells the LB where to make the Right/Left call to set the blitz.
OLB to the call Rush outside
DL slant away from the call
Corners – 1/3
Safety to call – Rotate to Curl-Flat
Safety away from call – Rotate to Middle 1/3
Inside Linebackers – Hook
OLB Away from the call – Curl-Flat
Make the Right/Left call to the pass strength (higher number of receivers)
Make the Right/Left call away from the pass strength
Make the Right/Left call to the closed side (TE)
Make the Right/Left call to the open side (away from the TE)
Make the Right/Left call to the wide side of the field
Make the Right/Left call to the short side of the field
Make a Right call
Make the Right/Left call to the offset back
This system allows the defense to easily make the call with one word from the sideline and one word on the field. Because every call has a logo the defense can elect to use a poster board call system instead of using verbal calls.