The glossary: The stunts the Saints use on the defensive line and how to identify them

The Saints like to manufacture pressure.

They have many ways of going about it, whether by dialing up a blitz or creating confusion with a creative-looking front. But on a fundamental level, one of their greatest weapons is the games and twists they use on the defensive line, which all categorized as stunts.

Understanding how these plays work is key to watching New Orleans’ defense since it recorded 20 sacks last year on plays featuring a stunt. Only five teams had more. Most of the rest of the league sat somewhere in the lower teens.

Here is a look at the main stunts the Saints use and how to identify them:

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