2 SHELL COVERAGE

1) COVER 4
1) ADJUSTMENTS 2) PRESS – BAIL – OFF

2) COVER 2
1) PRESS – OFF

JOHN HAUSER DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR / SECONDARY WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

SPEED HB . EDGE) FOA STICK Q 2-1 #2 SKILL KEY Q 2-1 BC PRESS = IN EYE OFF = 8 X 2 IN FOA PRESS = IN EYE OFF = 8 X 2 IN FOA PRESS = SHADOW TECH OFF = PEDAL Q 2-1 READ .COVER 4 H W ¼ SS ¼ F ¼ E N M T S ¼ E C ALIGNMENTS POSITION PLAY FRONT SAM PLAY FRONT MIKE PLAY FRONT 10 X 2 EMOL FS (#2 SKILL IN.SPEED PRESS = SHADOW TECH OFF = PEDAL Q 2-1 READ . EDGE) FOA KEYS/TECHNIQUE 2 MATCH ADJUSTMENTS 3 MATCH WILL 2 MATCH STICK Q 2-1 #2 SKILL KEY Q 2-1 10 X 2 EMOL SS (#2 SKILL IN.

get on his hip and run. run the stripe. Think flat first/curl 2nd.Take him to the flat. then let him go and settle and look for a new #2 coming back. If #2 goes Out . N CROSSERS CHINA N N LOOK for new #2 BUZZ FLAT ON CHINA CALL . Exit with width. Listen for wheel check If #2 goes Vertical – Jam through #2. CURL FLAT 2 VERTS N Carry #2 to flat And if he wheels Safety will take Vertical. trying to widen him and work for width. If he runs a wheel route take him If #2 goes In – Carry him in.COVER 4 (MATCH) NICKEL / LB – #2 MATCH Responsibility.

until in position 8) POST POST POST. man turn when needed. 7) Do not undercut any routes. 4) Make an “IN” call on quick under (shallow cross) getting eyes now to #2 WR. 6) Keep backpedal as long as possible. Maintain inside leverage on WR. Cover 4 is a man concept. 5) Man to Man once the route has gone 8yds (vertical).COVER 4 OFF CORNER ALIGNMENT: 1) 2) 8YDS DEEP INSIDE EYE OF WR DIVIDER RULES ASSIGNMENT: RUN: TO = SECONDARY SUPPORT . don’t allow a 2 way go. . Drop Q 1-2 2) Start with outside foot forward. AWAY=PURSUIT PASS: Responsible for your ¼ of the field. COVER 4 OFF TECHNIQUE: 1) Key QB for 3 step with 2-3 read pedals. 3) Snap the eyes to #1 WR on deep drop working into speed pedal. slight tilt towards QB.

Cover 4 is a man concept. E F SS T M N E B A SS E F T M N E B A . AWAY=READ SUPPORT (ALLEY) PASS: Responsible for your ¼ of the field.COVER 4 SAFETY ALIGNMENT: 1) 2) #2 = TE: 10x2 outside (FOA) (SIT PEDAL) #2 = WR: 10 x 1 inside (READ PEDAL) 10xFOA (C-GAP) 10x2 10x2 10x2 10xFOA (B-GAP) 10x1 (inside) ASSIGNMENT: RUN: TO = READ SUPPORT (FORCE) .

Backpedal technique on skill WR Stick Q 2-1 Read key for vertical release of #2 if vertical 10yds man to man technique.COVER 4 SAFETY COVER 4 SAFETY TECHNIQUE 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Key the QB through the #2 eligible. Inside foot up. (press corner) TRIANGLE KEY 2 OUT ROB CURL TAKE VERTICAL 2 IN ROB DIG Crack Replace: Collision WR on a crack call from the corner. Seeing your triangle if in box. If # 1 is outside releases key QB and be a football player. Sit Pedal on a TE. If # 1 is inside on release help on Curl. Dig. . Collision WR’s up field shoulder. Responsible for any crack and go. Post. If #2 is under or to the flat keep sinking and see the QB and find #1 WR.

COVER 4 (RUN SUPPORT) 4) PURSUIT C F SS C 2) SECONDARY CONTAIN 3) READSUPPORT-ALLEY 1) SECONDARY CONTAIN COVER 4 C F SS C 4) PURSUIT 2) READ SUPPORT-ALLEY 1) READ SUPPORT-FORCE 3) SECONDARY SUPPORT .

Stay in the box. 2) OLB – to the cloud Check side. “CLOUD” H C F “CLOUD” W M S S/S C F S M W S/S H .CLOUD CHECK CLOUD CHECK 1) Corner – Corner aligns 4x2 and plays Cover 2 Technique. Anytime you are not walked out on a skill WR. You are now a #2 Drop 3) Safety to the cloud check plays Cover 2.

TRIPS-YOYO CHECK TRIPS . 1) CORNER THAT GETS THE YOYO STILL LETS THE UNDERNEATH ROUTE GO. NO # 3 VERTICAL HELP BACKSIDE. THE SAFETY NEEDS TO COMMUNICATE TO THE BACKSIDE THAT “I GOT TRIPS”.YOYO CHECK 1) IN OUR BASE COVERAGES 4 AND 2 WE NEED TO ACCOUNT FOR #3 VERTICAL. THE CROSS KEY SAFETY RELAYS A “YOYO” CALL TO THE CORNER AND LBer ON HIS SIDE. C W “YO YO” M F S S/S H “I GOT TRIPS” C W M F S S/S H “I GOT TRIPS” LET UNDER GO . 2) NEED TO COMMUNICATE THE CALL TO LBer AS HE IS MAN TO MAN ON THE TB. 3) CROSS KEY SAFETY USE RIDE TECH IN CROSS KEY.

2) SAFETY – MAKE SURE YOU ARE DEEP ENOUGH TO TAKE #1 VERTICAL OR POST CUT. USE DIVIDERS. “AREA” “AREA” . 1) CORNER – PLAY A TRUE ZONE ¼ BE READY TO EXCHANGE IF YOU SEE #2 GOING VERTICAL. WE WILL USE THIS CHECK VS OFFENSES WHO LIKE SCISSORS ROUTE.AREA CHECK AREA CHECK 1) ZORRO CHECK IS USED BETWEEN A COVER 4 SAFETY AND CORNER. IF WE ARE IN OFF COVER 4 TO 2 SKILLS WE CAN ZORRO CHECK COVER 4 AND ZONE UP OUR ¼ OF THE FIELD.

COVER 2 H W E N M T S E C SS FS ½ POSITION ½ KEYS/TECHNIQUE 2 DROP (PATTERN READ) 3 DROP (PATTERN READ) 2 DROP (PATTERN READ) DROP Q 2-1 (HASH RULES) ALIGNMENTS PLAY FRONT PLAY FRONT PLAY FRONT 12 X 2 FOA ADJUSTMENTS SAM MIKE WILL FS SS 12 X 2 FOA DROP Q 2-1 (HASH RULES) PRESS = OUT BC EYE OFF = 5 X 2 OUT BUMP/SEE/SQUEEZE (PATTERN READ) PRESS = OUT HB EYE OFF = 5 X 2 OUT BUMP/SEE/SQUEEZE (PATTERN READ) .

CURL FLAT 2 VERTS N N CARRY THE SEAM 18-20 YDS See QB DIG CROSS CHINA N N LISTEN FOR UNDER/CROSS CALL BUZZ FLAT ON CHINA CALL . If #2 goes Vertical Exit with width and depth – jam him and look for #1 in the flat or an “out” call from the Mike which tells you that #3 is on his way to the flat.COVER 2 (DROP) NICKEL / LB– #2 DROP responsibility with a Hook / Curl area. Exit with width – look for something coming back from the inside. If #2 goes Out If #2 goes In Exit with Width – look for #1 coming into the curl.

We want to hit and disrupt as much as possible. Do not let Re route get us out leveraged. Must not allow free release outside. The WR is already rerouted by his alignment. 1) #’s to the sideline.COVER 2 CORNER NON CONTACT ZONE – In this area we are going to shuffle 2 steps and open up and get back to the bottom of the numbers. Our re route is basically done 1) Outside release a) b) Don’t let WR free release Get eyes to #2 Shuffle inside two steps reading #2 Flip our hips and get depth outside the bottom of the #’s We are giving the impression of re routing We are more concerned with what #2 is doing If #2 is vertical we want to get depth ( Sink call from safety) 2) Inside Release a) b) c) d) e) . Eyes to #2 2) Inside release a) b) c) 2) Top #’s to Hash . punch and ride to sideline Zone Turn-(Back to Sideline) Get eyes to #2 Feel the dummy release Shuffle with get hands on. Any release outside we must run to sideline. Be able to break on 3 step Find #2 After reroute sink back to bottom of #’s. We want to ride all releases hard Be as physical as possible 1) Outside release a) b) c) Run with. CONTACT ZONE – Top of the #’s to the sideline is free Contact zone. Points of Contact: Re-Route The point of contact and the amount of contact is directly proportionate to how close we are to the hash. The closer we are to the hash the less contact is needed.

deep READ Align outside shade – ***Over split align inside – Outside foot up – 5-6 yds deep 2) 3) ASSIGNMENT: RUN: TO = FORCE . Play underneath routes in your zone. Low ready to Jam SQUAT Align outside shade – Outside foot up – 5-6 yds. Balanced Stance.COVER 2 CORNER TECHNIQUES: 1) 2) 3) PRESS SQUAT (From a press alignment) READ ALIGNMENT: 1) PRESS Align outside shade – My inside foot on WR’s outside foot. AWAY=PURSUIT PASS: Responsible for your flat. .

toss and pup DROP AND DRAG. “2 goes you go” Sam Madison Change up 1) 2) 3) Hide in the blind spot Key football Jolt WR – Force a funnel . While SEEING the release of the #2 receiver. then jam. never crossing over. Win with feet first. cutoff any outside release. 1) If #2 breaks outside. Zone turn every release always keeping back to sideline. 5) “2 goes you go” SQUAT Technique (Eyes through #2 to QB) 1) 2) 3) 4) (Bump – See – Squeeze) Technique Work Bump – See – Squeeze technique from an off alignment. Win with feet first. never crossing over. then jam. Work Bump – See – Squeeze technique from a pressed alignment.COVER 2 CORNER PRESS Technique (EYES ON WR) 1) 2) 3) 4) (Bump – See – Squeeze) Technique (stem to alignment). Zone turn every release always keeping back to sideline. 1) Be fast to read run on option. sink to 12 yds top of the #’s and read the QB. Invite the inside release. 2) If #2 is inside start to squeeze #1 3) If # 2 is vertical run with #1 vertical. Back to sideline. 5) “2 goes you go” READ Technique (Eyes through #2 to QB) 1) 2) 3) 4) Key through the #2 WR to the football for run/pass read.

2 yards off hash. Ball on hash Field – 12yds deep. line up 4yds inside of #1 HASH MOF On hash +3 +2 +2 ASSIGNMENT: RUN: TO = Secondary Contain . AWAY=ALLEY PASS: Responsible for a Deep ½ of the field . On hash Boundary – 12yds deep. Align 12 yards deep.COVER 2 SAFETY ALIGNMENT: M. 3 yds off hash.F.O. (2 skills +) On a reduced split.

Don’t go till ball leaves hand.COVER 2 SAFETY TECHNIQUES: Key the QB for run/pass At snap get into crisp backpedal and key run/pass (Depth is key) 1) Run Clear all threat of pass Break and drive to run support.Corner SINK CALL . 2) 3 Step Pass Drive on the QB’s Shoulder through the throw. (DOUBLE MOVE) (PUMP AND GO) 3) Drop Back Pass Go from read pedal to speed pedal with your eyes on #1 and #2 for pattern read On two verticals do not commit your hips to one or the other.Safety C S # 2 vertical . Stay over both leaning on #2 slightly but in position to play both throws. time to break CHINA CALL. Vertical to #1 is longer throw.

COVER 2 SAFETY COACHING POINTS: 1) PLAY ACTION SHOULD NOT AFFECT A COVER 2 SAFETY 2) PASS 1st .RUN 2nd 3) Feel the release of #1 and see #2 and QB 4) If #1 outside releases can widen off hash 5) Get depth to break downhill on routes 6) See the big picture 7) No YO-YO check if we tag the coverage with MIDDLE 8) Make sink call to corner if #2 is vertical .

COVER 2 (RUN SUPPORT) 4) PURSUIT C A 3) ALLEY 1) FORCE C SS 2) SECONDARY CONTAIN COVER 2 4) PURSUIT C 1) FORCE C A SS 3) ALLEY 2) SECONDARY CONTAIN .

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