Getting ninja'd just took on a whole new meaning! Offenses, get ready for the...NINJAS
The defense of the NINJAS relies on deception, misdirection, fear, and striking from the shadows when least expected. The ‘Smoke Bomb’ coverage of Earl Red combined with the ‘Ninja Blitz’ of Lou Ray creates a playing field where the ball is never safe!
#55 Lou Ray: blitz, lockdown
#77 Earl Red: zone defender, interceptorNINJA BLITZ!
The ‘Ninja Blitz’ running style isn’t just for showmanship. It’s actually one of the secrets to the success of the maneuver. When performing his trademark ‘Ninja Blitz’, Lou Ray tilts his body forward low to the ground to avoid detection, holds his forearm crooked in front of his body horizontally to block offensive players, and runs with short [but very fast steps] to allow him to change directions quickly.