Cover 2 coverage can be extremely effective if you are running a 7-man front like the 3-4 or 4-3 defense. The 5 underneath coverage zones will let you get more guys involved in stopping the run, faster.
You can either use press corners for Cover 2 or you can use softer corner play. In either case, I think that if your corner gets a fade release by the #1 receiver they need to run with it. Because of that, Cover 2 can turn into Cover 4 on any given play.
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Hi! This Joe Daniel of Football-Defense.com. Today we are taking look at Cover 2 Coverage.
The Cover 2 coverage is one of the most common coverage that is seen in football, seen in all levels. It is becoming increasingly popular. Cover 2 is kind of more thin with the quarter’s coverage’s in cover four towards these two high safety valves are great; give you a lot of action in your coverage’s. The basic Cover two have to be press cover two or you can use an off-cover two, or soft cover two.
With the idea behind it, still going to be the same we are using cover 2 coverage is we are going to have two deep zones. We are going to have underneath zones to put all of it press cover two.
Press cover two alignment with Corners is going to be outside shade of the receiver’s here. And we are going to be on the number one receiver outside shade following them to the inside to force them to the inside. This press covers two regarding to press position or round them, which might be on the press men situation where you play outside of leverage.
We’ll play through inside leverage or we’ll play outside leveraging cover two in order to force this guy’s to go inside and work off the field, we don’t want to get them outside and release the corners here. We got our safety’s and the two covers defense most of the time are safety’s are one of the align on the hash marks, these are safety’s or hash marks around here.
Our safety’s is going to align somewhere on or nearby hash marks. All them where yard outside, yard inside in two coverage’s two, we have a two deep cover zones and so this safety’s is got a lot of pull of hash because they are specifically response before the deep half on their side of the field. And that is all they can start about this defending that deep half and make sure nothing gets by them gets over back top them back here.
With this, two defending the deep half and being on the hash marks that is why we’re going to have this guy’s force everything come in because we are going to create a follow here of everything going in towards this hash marks. We do not anything getting to far away this hash yards. If, for some reason these receivers got a fast outside release or quarter back we would want him return and run with that even though it is not really supposed to happen, that sort of an out for it, it does happen.
The impact out going to beat you up to field they may same up as to far from the safety to go over the top so covers two coverage, we want to force everything into this area where the safety’s are playing it. If the corner where to be bet outside mean you off the slap you will need to go out their get there enough. Once you force this round inside the corner is going to settle off two deep about 10 to 12 yards; his going to be your pointed the numbers.
Our backers or outside backers is going to be forcing everything to the outside their going to walk and receivers try to come inside so they’re going to drop off outside the hash if they got a receivers come inside. Their want to pull that and force it again to work on the hash to the safety, so where going to keep everything going out of this middle of the field. We have one more 8 to 10 here, his dropping off to the middle and then crossovers we have now five underneath zones to hand.
With our five underneath zones to cover two, cover two is zone coverage; we have two deep safety’s, we’ve got five underneath zones you can bear this up and again you can play it from a press position. We can also play soft covers two defense where cover two corners aligns 4 to 6 yards outside. He is working his way sliding out, this guy comes off, and he is going to make sure that he release through the inside. Clutching in their forces me inside trough the softer coverage’s and in neither case, the corner is through reading the end man.
Read backs the action where everyone comes forward so he can get involves with the run. He is not the great position to contain run here, technically his flat defender so he should be the last man outside. But you are going to make sure that this guy’s inside or forcing this ends with running game in outside to get flat. So you do not want them pending two bars in there so you do not have hole out of help out of this style. If you guys have safety’s, deep half safety’s that could come out help on the run once they read it that’s good but they need to be deep half players as well.
That’s covers two coverage’s simple basic of you a bet that’s something that works great in any defense of sharp so we got 7 man front. Because you keep this two eyes safety’s was 3-4, 4-3 this two highs safety’s not only if you run cover two we are extremely affect the defense. But you can also run a lot of different looks from this.
You could roll down to a cover 3, rolling down safety rolling back in your cover three in the sky’s that lead; you can always have one of man converging one run out of it. And you can get our quarter’s backers that you talk about quite expensively of the Football-Defense.com.
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