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"G" Coverage

Field Zones
The below zones are the areas of the field that must be covered. There are six short zones (Flats, curls, and hooks) and three deep
zones (Outside 1/3's, Middle 1/3)
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3
Passing Stress verse Cover 8
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& Cover 8 Cloud
Stress Call:

Is a call made from the Backer to the corner away from the passing strength (Rip/ Liz). This will alert the corner
to the pre - snap awareness of #2 (Ace) #3 (Trips) and their post - snap potential as dividers.
Coaching points to the Corner
Stress means be smart: Be a true 1/2's player
Verse double width (#2 Vertical) work the numbers to defend the shorter throw maintaining proper leverage on # 1
Verse single width (#3/ #2 progression) find work
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Cover 8
Whip alignment and technique adjustments
Walk - Split the difference between tackle and #1 wide
Sang - Collision #1 wide from walk alignment
Jam - Reduce and align on #1 wide
verse Bama and Trips
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Backer #3 M/M (inside leverage)
2.
 
Free checks:
 
Free and backer read #3. No help signal to strike and corner (MJM #2 - #1)
Zone Pressure
1.
 
Plug
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Position Alignment Key Run Responsibility Pass Responsibility
I Strong Corner
9 x 1 (WR) Lane of ball. #l To: Secondary contain
Away: Vice
I nvert 1/2
Strike
4 x 4 (TE)
1 x 4 (Slot)
Lane of the ball #2 To: Force
Away: Cutback (Fence)
Flat (#2 on the wheel)
Free Safety
7 - 10 (TE)
(4) x 7 - 10 (Slot)
Lane of the ball #2 To: Alley Fill
Away: Cutback
Curl/ Robber
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Boundary Corner
9 x 1 (WR)
l x 6 (TE)
Lane of the ball #1 To: Secondary contain
Away: I nsurance
Deep 1/2
I
Whip
Walk Lane of the ball #2 To: Force
Away: Cutback (Fence)
Flat (#2 on the wheel)
Backer
G G Back/ Curl #3 Man to man to
passing strength
#2 Away
Mac
G G Curl/ Back #2
Use of Coverage Liability
2
Overload coverage
Contain perimeter run and roll out pass to the field 2.
3-step/ sideline cut
Control #3 vertical
3. Vertical stretch (weak triangle/ strong triangle) 3. Verse one back, #2 vertical
,. 7/8 around the ball
Fronting ball verse inside run
Formation Adjustments and Personnel Responsibilities
Use ofCoverage
1.
 
Overload hash mark coverage
2
 
Contain perimeter run, roll pass to field
3.
 
Secure off tackle to passing strength
4.
 
Horizontal pass attack
Formation Adjustments and Personnel Responsibilities
Whip alignment and technique adiustments
Walk-
Bang-
Jam -
Hash Mark Coverage
1. Plug
2. Torpedo check Backer Go
Cover-8 Cloud
Liability
Fronting the ball vs. inside run
Vertical stretch on corners
3.
 
Control of #3 vertical
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Position Alignment Key Ann Responsibility Pass Responsibility
Strong Corner
I x 6 outside #1 Lane of the ball, #1 to
#2
To: Contain
Away: Save man
Funnel technique
(#2 M/M Wheel)
Strike
2 x 4 (TE)
I - 3 x 4 (Slot)
Lane of the ball, #1 to
#2
To: Alley Fill
Away: Cutback
Seam/ Curl
Free Safety
Disguise cover 8
(12 Yards)
Lane of ball, #2 to #1 To: Secondary contain
Away: Cutback
Deep 1/2
Boundary Corner
9 x I (WR)
I x 6 (TE)
Lane of ball, #1 To: Secondary contain
Away: Save man
I nvert 1/2
Whip
G G Flat
#1 (#2 M/M Wheel)
Backer
G G Back/ Curl
#3 Passing strength
M/M
Mac
G G Curl/ Back #2
Use of Coverage
1 3 Deep defenders
2.
 
Fronting the bail verse inside run
Furmation Ad"Any"A and Personge
,
Whip
alignment
andWinigue adiustments
"Ok -
Bang -
Jam -
UtilizeWide Call W/C-3
Verse 1 back check wide
Cover 3
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Lia hditA
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Field alley (option)
Horizontal stretch on underneath defenders
4 -. ,;treak,-, on 3 deep
3 - mop
Contain roll on pass to the field
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Position Alignment
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Key Inn Responsibility Pass Responsibility
Strong Corner
1 Y7
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i x 6 (TE)
Press and Bail
L. O. Ball 41 To: Secondary ontain
Away: I nsurance
Outside
Theta
Strike
4 x 4 (TE)
1 x 4 ( Slot )
L. O. Ball #2 To: Contain
Awav: Cutback
Cub' Flat
Free Safety
12 yards splitting the
two widest receivers
L. O. Ball #2 To: Secondary alley
Awav: Secondary alley
Middle Third
Boundary Corner
I x
I - 3x6(TE) I
L.O. Ball ;; I
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To: Secondary contain
Awa '. Save man
Outside Third
Whip
G G Curl/ Flat
Backer
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Mar
G G Hook:' Curl 42
Cover 3
Because of the many problems that many I back sets can give our cover 3, we will tag our different 3 deep coverages. The drops in
these different looks will get us to the different field zones that the offense is attacking.
Coy 3 Read - [LB's will read the flow of the backfield - and determine drops with Ray/ Lou call. DB's will read the normal lane of
ball to there receiver
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Cover 3 Sink
ST/WH -
 
Will sink to the curl
MB -
 
Will sink to the hook
We will give up the flat areas. Corners will maintain outside leverage send the ball inside. This coverage will be good against draw and
jailbreak.
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No Back - Check Blue
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No BaCk - ChoCk Gold
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G - Front
( Man Coverage - Receiver I dentification)
The defensive backs and Linebackers must identify their potential man responsibility quickly and accurately.
1.
 
We will number eligible receivers from outside - in, from both sides of the ball.
Widest Receiver - # 1
Next widest - #2
Next widest - #3
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Cover - Orange Match
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Use of Coverage
1.

C - 3 contain principles
2.

Accountability of receiving corps
3.

Horizontal pass attack (HBO, Mesh, Delays, Screens)
4 Defenders vs. 3 Receivers
3 Defenders vs. 2 Receivers
Liability
Secondary contain
Corners I on I (Out cuts)
Formation Adjustments and Personnel Responsibilities
Coaching Points:

4 Man Rush
1.

Underneath defenders can play with outside leverage.
2.

Linebackers utilize punch out technique
3.

4 underneath defenders - utilize junk drop.
4.

Communicate
5.

Verse motion/ shift: Bump the coverage responsibilities. Make it look like zone to the Quarterback.
6.

Corners: Utilize inside Man/ bump
7.

Vs. Single Width corner give check free call to Whip check Combo
8.

Strike/ Whip reduced by #2 wide, communicate "No Match" to ILB.
Position Alignment Key eon Responsibility Pass Responsibility
Strong Corner
7 - 8 x l
Bump
#1 To: none
Away: none
#1 M/M
Strike
G L.O.B.
#2
To: Contain
Away: Cutback
#2 M/M
Free Safety
G L.O.B.
#2
To: Secondary Alley
Away: Secondary Alley
Middle Third
Boundary Corner
7-8x]
I x 6 - 8 (TE)
#1 To: None
Away: None
Whip
G G #2 M/M Jam
-- Bang
Backer
G G #3 M/M 4-3-2 Way
Mac
G G #2 - #3 - #4 M/M 4-3-2 Way
Orange Whip Plugs Orange Coverage (3 - way/ 2 - way) match with 5 man pressure
A.

Corners utilize inside man/ bump technique.
B.

Verse Single Width
Corner away from pass strength #1 M/M - no free call. (3 - way)
C.

Whip communicate "No Match" to Mac and Backer
D.

Strike reduced 32 wide communicate "No Match" to Mac and Backer
E.

Whip reduced by 32 wide away from passing strength check backer go. (Whip #2 outside Man)
F.

Can use help/ no help principle.
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Help/ No Help Call
Given by free safety and determined by:
a. Personnel (Hero)
b. Match - ups (Strike, Whip, Mac and Backer)
c. Big field
d. Passing Strength
1 0. Help Signal: fist with arm extended to corner. Corner utilize outside man.
No Help Signal. Open palm with arm extended to corner. Utilize inside man/ bump.
11. Help progression to corner #1 Post. #2 Dig
12. Verse Black Flare: Sam/ End peel (mirror) near back.
Assets Liability
1. C - 3 Principles Mac and Backer away from pass strength
2. 5 man pressure One on one verse. out cuts.
3. Hash mark 2. Verse #2 wide to pass strength
both inside backers are one on one verse out cuts.
Coverage: Sting
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Use of Coverage
Balanced pressure
Hash Middle or Hash
Run or Pass or 2 Back - I Back Run/ Pass
Liability
Secondary Contain
Position Alignment Key Ban Responsibility Pass Responsibility
Strong Corner
7-9x] Vs #1 wide
inside press
#1 Late support #1 Man off man or
i nside press
Strike
(UP) G Front Ball Blow, Cross Blow
Razor Blow, Strike Dog
Blow and Strike = Free
Rush
Cross Blow = B Gap
Free Safety
7 - 9 x I vs. #2 Strong #2 To: Alley
Away: Secondary
contain
#2 strong man off man
tech
Boundary Corner
7 - 9 x 1 Vs # 1 wide
6 x 1 Vs #I tight
inside press
# 1 Late support # 1 Man off man
technique or inside press
Depending-on Slunt
Whip
 
Cross
Razor
Blow
(up) G Front Ball Blow
Razor Blow
Cross
Blow and Razor
(Free Rush)
Cross = B Gap Rush
Backer Cross
Razor
Blow
(up) G Front
I nside eye of #3
#3 To: D Gap
Away: A Gap
M/M #3 strong
Whip
 
Cross
Razor
:
Blow
(up) G Front
inside eye of #2
#2 weak To: B Gap
Away: A Gap
M/M #2 weak
Use of Coverage
Blitzing 2 up the middle
Pass, Play to all formations
Hash or Middle
Coverage: Zero
Liability
Field Alley
Secondary contain
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Position Alignment Key sae Responsibility Pass Responsibility
Strong Corner
1 x 7 - 9 vs. #1 wide #1 Late Support #I Man off man
technique
Strike
G Front #2 Late Support #2 Man off man
technique
Free Safety
G Front #3 Strong.
Late Support #3 Strong (Man) off
man technique
Boundary Corner
7 x 1 vs. #1 wide
6 x 1 vs. #1 tight
#1 Late Support #1 Man off man
technique
Whip
G Front #2 Late Support #2 Man off man
technique
Backer
G Front Dog To: B Gap
Away: B Gap
Mac
G Front Dog To: A Gap
Away: A Gap
Coverage: Steal
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Position Alignment Key son Responsibility Pass Responsibility
Strong Corner
I x 7 - 9 vs. #1 wide
I nside Press
#1 Late Support #1 Man off man or
i nside press
Strike
G Front #2 I f Going: Cage
Not Going: Late support
#2 Man, if not going
Cage if going
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Free Safety
G Front #2 Blitzing Side Late support #2 from blitzing side
Boundary Corner
1 x 7 - 9 vs. #1 wide
i nside press
#1 Late support #1 Man off man or
inside press
Whip
(up) G Front #2 I f going: Ball
Not going: Late support
#2 if not going
Cage if going
Backer
(up) G Front Not going: #3 to blitz
side
Ball if going
I f going: Ball
Not Going: Base Gap
#3 if not going
Ball if going
Mac
(up) G Front Ball if going
Not going, #3 to blitz
side
I f Going: Ball
Not going: Base Gap
#3 if not going
Ball if going
• Our Outside LB's (St, Whip) will be responsible for the backs, playside will leverage back to the flat. Backside will get underneath
deep crossing route and check for throwback


I nside LB's (B, M) playside will be responsible for shallow crosser (TE). Backside will turn hit crosser then secondary contain


Free Safety will play over the top of TE
Defensive End to Bootleg - Play lateral when you redirect. This will accomplish two things - you will pull up QB for big hit from
linebacker that is secondary containing it. Secondary, you will be in the face of the QB. Preventing him from throwing to back in front
Bootleg Coverage
We will play the bootleg pass the same way. Regardless of the coverage called, this will be consistent in all of our fronts - G, Nickel
and Tuff. We must be alert and call out "Boot, Boot" and get to our receivers on bootleg coverage
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Bootleg coverage cont.
Nickel 6
Adjuster / Strike - Backs
Backer - Jam TE Force it Deeper, Then secondary contain
FS
-'1'E
(Shallow Crossers)
Nickel - Deep Crosser
Corner - Over the Top of #1
Tuff
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