First zone is a cover 3. Curl-Flats is the cover 3 zone killer, Also attacking the deepmiddle seams on either side if the safety. How do you tell if it is cover 3 I watch thesafeties to see how they move. If the I see one dropping deep middle I know its cover 3This is a 4-3 cover 3The 2 corners cover deep 1/3 and the FS covers deep middle. The seams between the CBand Safety is vunerable, the underneath drag routes and the curl flat routes especially tothe right because the LB has to cover flats while the CB drops.Keys to reading the cover 31 Safety will drop deep middleCB’s will drop deep 1/3rdsYou now know where and how to read a cover 3, which is important the next step is toknow where you are going with the ball. All reads must be made within 2 seconds andyou have to know who you will be throwing the ball to. Best way to explain this is byexamples. You have to know your routes pre-snap, this is a must. Knowing routes willallow you to look at your first, second and third reads quickly, especially in a blitzsituation. I will post some patterns now and tell you what my reads are in a cover 3 zone.