AIR FORCE FOOTBALL

PATTERN READ COVER THREE

WHY PATTERN READ
• Match up underneath coverage to route being run as oppose to dropping a landmark and solely reacting to QB’s intention.

WHY PATTERN READ
• Match up underneath coverage to route being run as oppose to dropping a landmark and solely reacting to QB’s intention. • Take away receiver’s freedom to adjust to a stationary zone defender.

WHY PATTERN READ
• Match up underneath coverage to route being run as oppose to dropping a landmark and solely reacting to QB’s intention. • Take away receiver’s freedom to adjust to a stationary zone defender. • Reduce vertical seams in zone coverage.

WHY PATTERN READ
• Match up underneath coverage to route being run as oppose to dropping a landmark and solely reacting to QB’s intention. • Take away receiver’s freedom to adjust to a stationary zone defender. • Reduce vertical seams in zone coverage. • Greater means of taking away favorite routes or patterns of weekly opponent.

OUR DEFENSIVE STRUCTURE

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OUR DEFENSIVE STRUCTURE

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OUR DEFENSIVE STRUCTURE

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OUR DEFENSIVE STRUCTURE

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OUR DEFENSIVE STRUCTURE

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CURL

READ 3-2

READ 2

CURL

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PATTERN READS COVERAGE

COVER 3

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CURL

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COVERAGE RESPONSIBILITIES

COVER 3

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3-2 PLAYER

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2 PLAYER

CURL

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COVERAGE RESPONSIBILITIES

COVER 3

E F CURL L
3-2 PLAYER

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2 PLAYER

CURL

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MIDDLE THIRD

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COVERAGE RESPONSIBILITIES

COVER 3

E F CURL
OUTSIDE THIRD

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2 PLAYER

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3-2 PLAYER

CURL

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OUTSIDE THIRD

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MIDDLE THIRD

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COVERAGE RESPONSIBILITIES

COVER 3

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FOLD

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FORCE/ FOLD

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RUN SUPPORT

COVER 3

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FOLD

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FORCE/ FOLD

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FS ALLEY

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RUN SUPPORT

COVER 3

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FOLD SECONDARY CONTAIN PURSUIT

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FORCE/ FOLD SECONDARY CONTAIN

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FS ALLEY

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PURSUIT

RUN SUPPORT

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RUN SUPPORT

BASIC CONCEPT
CREATE FOUR MAN RUSH:
FRONT THREE + ONE

BASIC CONCEPT
CREATE FOUR MAN RUSH:
FRONT THREE + ONE

REPLACE BLITZER IN COVERAGE

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X - COVER 3

COVER 3

E F CURL
READ 3-2 LEFT

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READ 2 RIGHT

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CURL

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COVERAGE RESPONSIBILITIES

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LION - COVER 3 LEFT

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RIGHT LEOPARD - COVER 3 LEFT

COVER 3 LEFT

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READ 3-2 LEFT

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READ 2 RIGHT

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CURL

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MIKE LINEBACKER REPLACES BLITZING LOU AS PATTERN READ PLAYER ON 3-2

COVERAGE RESPONSIBILITIES

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RAM - COVER 3 RIGHT

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LEFT RHINO - COVER 3 RIGHT

COVER 3 RIGHT

CURL

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READ 3-2 LEFT

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READ 2 RIGHT

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CURL

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MIKE LINEBACKER REPLACES BLITZING ROB AS PATTERN READ PLAYER ON 2

COVERAGE RESPONSIBILITIES

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TUNA - COVER 3 CLOSE

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ANCHOR - COVER 3 CLOSE

COVER 3 CLOSE

CURL

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READ 2 TIGHT

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READ 2 OPEN

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F CURL
MIKE LINEBACKER REPLACES BLITZING TIGHT-SIDE LB’er AS PATTERN READ PLAYER ON 2

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COVERAGE RESPONSIBILITIES

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SHARK - COVER 3 OPEN

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TORPEDO - COVER 3 OPEN

COVER 3 OPEN

CURL

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READ 3-2 TIGHT

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READ 2 OPEN

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CURL

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MIKE LINEBACKER REPLACES BLITZING SPLIT-SIDE LB’er AS PATTERN READ PLAYER ON 2

COVERAGE RESPONSIBILITIES

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RIGHT LINDA - COVER 3 LEFT MABEL

COVER 3 LEFT MABEL

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CORNER PLAYS AS MAN VERSUS ALL THREATENING RELEASES

N M READ 2
LEFT

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RIGHT

L CURL

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CURL

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LOU LINEBACKER REPLACES BLITZING FALCON AS CURL PLAYER

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COVERAGE RESPONSIBILITIES

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LEFT RITA - COVER 3 RIGHT MABEL

COVER 3 RIGHT MABEL

F CURL

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READ 3-2 LEFT

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READ 2 RIGHT

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CURL

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ROB LINEBACKER REPLACES BLITZING FALCON AS CURL PLAYER

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CORNER PLAYS AS MAN VERSUS ALL THREATENING RELEASES

COVERAGE RESPONSIBILITIES

CURL TECHNIQUE

CURL TECHNIQUE

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**FLAT-FOOT READ

SINGLE WIDTH ALIGNMENT

CURL TECHNIQUE

BUZZ - FLAT

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VERSUS SINGLE WIDTH - BUZZ THE

BUZZ TECHNIQUE

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IDENTIFY A FLAT RECEIVER -- QUICK SET CLUES A SLANT/HITCH -USE SPLIT TENDANCIES

BUZZ TECHNIQUE

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SETTLE

IF NO IDENTIFIED FLAT THREAT -- SETTLE BACK UNDER #1 -- ZONE QB’s EYES

CURL TECHNIQUE

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**FLAT-FOOT READ

TWO STAND UP ALIGNMENT

CURL TECHNIQUE

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SETTLE

WORK TO DEPTH OF 10-12 YARDS OVER NORMALLY

CURL TECHNIQUE

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VERSUS QUICK GAME – BREAK EARLY AND CUT #1

CURL TECHNIQUE

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WITH #2 VERTICAL -- SETTLE CURL AND PLAY OFF QB’s

CURL TECHNIQUE

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IF #2 QUICK TO FLAT -- HOLD CURL -- CORNER WILL SECURE

CURL TECHNIQUE

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VERSUS ANY SCREEN -- CURL PLAYER

3-2 PLAYER TECHNIQUE

3-2 PLAYER

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PATTERN READ OFF #3 TO #2 RECEIVER

3-2 PLAYER

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DROP OVER #3 AS YOU READ HIS ROUTE -- NO RECEIVER

3-2 PLAYER

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DROP OVER #3 AS YOU READ HIS ROUTE – IF THREAT BY #2 –

2 PLAYER TECHNIQUE

2 PLAYER

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READ RELEASE OF #2 AS WORKING FOR WIDTH AND

2 PLAYER

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CUT SLANT BY #2

2 PLAYER

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IF #2 TO FLAT -- LOOK FOR NEW #2 FROM OUTSIDE AND

2 PLAYER

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CARRY #2 VERTICAL – LOOK FOR BREAK INSIDE BY #2

2 PLAYER

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ROLL WITH DIG BY #2

2 PLAYER

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COME OFF #2 VERTICALLY WHEN #1 RUNS DIG

FREE SAFETY PLAY

FREE SAFETY PLAY

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ALIGN IN MIDDLE OF FIELD – PERFORMANCE IS PRIORITY

FREE SAFETY PLAY

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BALL ON HASH -- SPLIT DIFFERENCE #2 AND BALL

FREE SAFETY PLAY

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ZONE MIDDLE THIRD – FAVOR TO SKILL – BE FAST ON QB’s

CORNER PLAY

CORNER PLAY
40 40
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VERSUS NORMAL WIDE RECEIVER SPLIT

CORNER PLAY
40 40
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VERSUS WIDE SPLIT BY WIDE RECEIVER

CORNER PLAY
40 40
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VERSUS TIGHT SPLIT BY WIDE

CORNER PLAY

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SINGLE WIDTH: PLAY AN INSIDE THIRD – MAN ALL THREATENING RELEASES – POST PROTECT

CORNER PLAY

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PUSH OUT TO SLOW PEDDLE - KEY FOR QUICK THREE STEP PASSING GAME AT SNAP

CORNER PLAY

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BREAK UP ON ALL NORMAL BREAKING ROUTES

CORNER PLAY

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BREAK UP ON ALL NORMAL BREAKING ROUTES

CORNER PLAY

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TURN AND DRIVE ON DEEP SHOULDER OF RECEIVER ON POST

CORNER PLAY

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CLOSE AND PLAY CHASE ON DIG

CORNER PLAY

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TURN AND GAIN HIP POSITION ON FADE

CORNER PLAY

40 40
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VERSUS MULTIPLE STANDS UPS – NORMAL

CORNER PLAY

40 40
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VERSUS MULTIPLE STANDS UPS – WIDE SPLIT

CORNER PLAY

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VERSUS MULTIPLE STANDS UPS – PLAY DIVIDER

CORNER PLAY

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VERSUS MULTIPLE STANDS UPS – PLAY DIVIDER

CORNER PLAY

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VERSUS MULTIPLE STANDS UPS – IF #2 CANCELS OUT –

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