Play Type: Zone Coverage
When the offense is looking to complete a deep pass – 3rd and long, or at the end of a half or the game – this is a fantastic playcall.
While it leaves the underneath routes open, with all four members of the secondary back, it’s very difficult for the offense to complete anything deep.
The defense will align the in a Cover 2 alignment, with both safeties playing deep and the corners playing off their receivers.
- Defensive Line – All three defensive linemen will play their regular two gap responsibilities, flowing to the ball and looking to sack the quarterback.
- Linebackers – The Will and Sam linebackers will both drop back to play curl to flat zones, while the Mike and Ted backers play middle hook zones.
- Secondary – All four members of the secondary will drop back, splitting the deep zone responsibilities four ways.“
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