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Eagle Cornerback Techniques

2012 Eastern Washington University


by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Eastern Washington University

Squat Technique
Kathy Technique

(Hard)
(Soft)

2012 Eastern Washington University


by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

THEORY:

Basic Foundation

STRENGTHS:

What do we gain?

WEAKNESS:

What do we give up?

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

WHATS THE THEORY (BASIC FOUNDATION) BEHIND COVER 2:


Zone or a Man Concept?
How many deep defenders do we have?
How many underneath defenders do we have?
2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Middle

Hook/Curl

Deep

Flats

Deep

THEORY:
This is a two deep five underneath zone concept that is accompanied
by a four-man rush. Corners are rolled up and are responsible for the
Flats, while the Safeties have Deep Half Coverage.

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Hook/Curl

Flats

Middle Run Thru


Deep

Deep

THEORY:
This is a two deep five underneath zone concept that is accompanied
by a four-man rush. Corners are rolled up and are responsible for the
Flats, while the Safeties have Deep Half Coverage.
Tampa 2 = Middle Run Thru Player
2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Middle

Hook/Curl

Deep

Flats

Deep

STRENGTHS:

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Middle

Hook/Curl

Deep

Flats

Deep

STRENGTHS:
Physical Zone Coverage / Aggressive vs. Bubble and Run Towards us

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Middle

Hook/Curl

Deep

Flats

Deep

STRENGTHS:
Physical Zone Coverage / Aggressive vs. Bubble and Run Towards us
Sound zone coverage against the pass. (Creates an Umbrella Zone defense)

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Middle

Hook/Curl

Deep

Flats

Deep

STRENGTHS:
Physical Zone Coverage / Aggressive vs. Bubble and Run Towards us
Sound zone coverage against the pass. (Creates an Umbrella Zone defense)
Weakside passing game is very difficult from a numbers standpoint.
2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Middle

Hook/Curl

Deep

Flats

Deep

STRENGTHS:
Physical Zone Coverage / Aggressive vs. Bubble and Run Towards us
Sound zone coverage against the pass. (Creates an Umbrella Zone defense)
Weakside passing game is very difficult from a numbers standpoint.
2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Middle

Hook/Curl

Deep

Flats

Deep

STRENGTHS:
Physical Zone Coverage / Aggressive vs. Bubble and Run Towards us
Sound zone coverage against the pass. (Creates an Umbrella Zone defense)
Weakside passing game is very difficult from a numbers standpoint.
Serious weapon on 3rd Downs : Underneath crossing routes (Med Yardage)
2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Hook/Curl

Flats

Middle Run Thru


Deep

Deep

STRENGTHS:
Physical Zone Coverage / Aggressive vs. Bubble and Run Towards us
Sound zone coverage against the pass. (Creates an Umbrella Zone defense)
Weakside passing game is very difficult from a numbers standpoint.
Serious weapon on 3rd Downs : Middle Run Thru (Long Yardage)
2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Middle

Hook/Curl

Deep

Flats

Deep

WEAKNESS:

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Middle

Hook/Curl

Deep

Flats

Deep

WEAKNESS:
Vertical holes along the sideline.

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Middle

Hook/Curl

Deep

Flats

Deep

WEAKNESS:
Vertical holes along the sideline.
Deep hole in the middle of the field due to only two deep defenders.

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Hook/Curl

Flats

Middle Run Thru


Deep

Deep

WEAKNESS:
Vertical holes along the sideline.
Deep hole in the middle of the field due to only two deep defenders.
vs. Tampa = Checkdown area voided by the run through linebacker

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Middle

Hook/Curl

Deep

Flats

Deep

WEAKNESS:
Vertical holes along the sideline.
Deep hole in the middle of the field due to only two deep defenders.
Seven primary run defenders in the box vs. two back sets
2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H
F
Z

Flats

Hook/Curl

Middle

Hook/Curl

Deep

Flats

Deep

WEAKNESS:
Vertical holes along the sideline.
Deep hole in the middle of the field due to only two deep defenders.
Seven primary run defenders in the box vs. two back sets
Quick Slants vs. squat corners
2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

THEORY:
This is a two deep five underneath zone concept that is accompanied
by a four-man rush. Corners are rolled up and are responsible for the
Flats, while the Safeties have Deep Half Coverage.
STRENGTHS:
Physical Run Defender vs. Run To and Bubble!!!
Sound zone coverage against the pass. (Creates an Umbrella Zone defense)
Weakside passing game is very difficult from a numbers standpoint.
Serious weapon on 3rd Downs (Basic Cover 2 or Tampa 2)
WEAKNESS:
Vertical holes along the sideline.
Deep hole in the middle of the field due to only two deep defenders.
Seven primary run defenders in the box vs. two back sets
Quick Slants vs. squat corners

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Kathy Technique
(Soft Cover 2 Corner)

2012 Eastern Washington University


by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

ALIGNMENT:

BASE ALIGNMENT (7X1INK)


WITH SPLIT RULE ADJUSTMENTS

ASSIGNMENT:

STANCE:
START:
TECHNIQUE:

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

Middle of the Field


H

Ink
Z

Ork

Ork

Boundary Corner

Ink
X

Field Corner

2 yards on Top of the Numbers


On Landmark = Base Leverage
Inside Landmark = Ork Leverage
Outside Landmark = Ink Leverage

2 yards on Top of the Numbers


On Landmark = Base Leverage
Inside Landmark = Ork Leverage
Outside Landmark = Ink Leverage

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

On the Hash
H

Ink

Ork

Ork

F
Q

Ink
Z

Boundary Corner

Field Corner

Top of the Numbers

Midway between the Numbers & Hash

On Landmark = Base Leverage


Inside Landmark = Ork Leverage
Outside Landmark = Ink Leverage

On Landmark = Base Leverage


Inside Landmark = Ork Leverage
Outside Landmark = Ink Leverage

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

ALIGNMENT:

BASE ALIGNMENT (7X1INK)


WITH SPLIT RULE ADJUSTMENTS

ASSIGNMENT:

VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.

RUN TO
RUN AWAY
3 STEP
5 STEP
PAP/BOOT

= FORCE
= SINK
= SQUEEZE
= (KATHY TECHNIQUE)
= PLASTER

STANCE:
START:
TECHNIQUE:

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

ALIGNMENT:

BASE ALIGNMENT (7X1INK)


WITH SPLIT RULE ADJUSTMENTS

ASSIGNMENT:

VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.

STANCE:

RUN TO
RUN AWAY
3 STEP
5 STEP
PAP/BOOT

=
=
=
=
=

FORCE
SINK
SQUEEZE
KATHY TECHNIQUE
PLASTER

INSIDE STAGGER

START:
TECHNIQUE:

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

ALIGNMENT:

BASE ALIGNMENT (7X1INK)


WITH SPLIT RULE ADJUSTMENTS

ASSIGNMENT:

VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.

RUN TO
RUN AWAY
3 STEP
5 STEP
PAP/BOOT

STANCE:

INSIDE STAGGER

START:

ANGLE WALK

=
=
=
=
=

FORCE
SINK
SQUEEZE
KATHY TECHNIQUE
PLASTER

TECHNIQUE:

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

ALIGNMENT:

BASE ALIGNMENT (7X1INK)


WITH SPLIT RULE ADJUSTMENTS

ASSIGNMENT:

VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.

RUN TO
RUN AWAY
3 STEP
5 STEP
PAP/BOOT

=
=
=
=
=

STANCE:

INSIDE STAGGER

START:

ANGLE WALK

TECHNIQUE:

KATHY TECHNIQUE

FORCE
SINK
SQUEEZE
KATHY TECHNIQUE
PLASTER

(WALK-EXIT-SINK-QB)
2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

ANGLE WALK:
45 Angle Walk towards the sideline. We want to alter the Wide
Receivers path with our body position, while we have our Eyes on our
1 Key.
EXIT (ANGLE+SHUFFEL):
In order to protect the weakness of our zone we must execute a
proper Exit Angle that will take us through our landmark. After we
open our hips we will execute two shuffle steps while we transfer our
eyes to our 2 Key
SINK:
Three Crossover steps that will physically get us to our landmark.
(22yds Deep and through the Top of the Numbers)

QB:
Our ultimate key in Cover 2 is the QB. His eyes will take us to the
interception point. Great Eye contact will make you a better
Cornerback.
2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

READ:

(1) PRIMARY KEY =

QB RELEASE

Pass or Run

(2) SECONDARY KEY = RB FLOW OR #2


3-Step
5-Step

REACT:

PASS

VS.

BUBBLE

= GO NOW!! BLOW HIM UP!

VS.

3-STEP PASS

= SQUEEZE #1
EXPECT SLANT ROUTES.

VS.

5-STEP PASS

= SINK (SHUFFLE) \
VS. 2-OUT VS. 2-VERTICAL VS. 2-IN -

Run To
Run Away
PAP/Boot

#2
JUMP #2 ON QB TONE

EYES TRANSFER TO

SINK NOW / M2M ON #1

ROB EVERYTHING ON QB TONE

VS.

SPRINT-OUT TO

= PLASTER FIRST RECEIVER IN THE FLATS, MAN YOUR ZONE

VS.

SPRINT-OUT AWAY = SINK NOW WITH DEPTH, LOOK FOR TRASH

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

READ:
REACT:

(1) PRIMARY KEY =

QB RELEASE

(2) SECONDARY KEY =

RB FLOW OR #2

RUN

VS.

RUN TO

= FORCE
VS. RUN = GO NOW! ATTACK RUNNER OUTSIDE HIP POCKET
VS. BOOT/PAP AWAY = RETRACE HOLD FOR TRASH

VS.

RUN AWAY

= SINK WITH EYES ON #2


VS. 2-BLOCK = DEEP CUTBACK - PYLON
VS. 2-PASS = READ THE RELEASE OF #2 / EXPECT BOOT

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H

WALK
EXIT
SINK
QB

= 45 ANGLE WALK TO THE WR OUTSIDE HIP POCKET


= 2 SHUFFLE READ STEPS
= VERTICAL CROSSOVER RUN
= FINAL ANGLE ALWAYS COMES OFF OF THE QBS TONE

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

(1Key)
(2Key)

Squat Technique
(Hard Cover 2 Corner)

2012 Eastern Washington University


by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

ALIGNMENT:

BASE WALK (5X1ORK)


OUTSIDE SHADE OF THE WIDE RECEIVER

ASSIGNMENT:

STANCE:
START:
TECHNIQUE:

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

ALIGNMENT:

BASE WALK (5X1ORK)


OUTSIDE SHADE OF THE WIDE RECEIVER

ASSIGNMENT:

VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.

RUN TO
RUN AWAY
3 STEP
5 STEP
PAP/BOOT

= FORCE
= SINK
= SQUEEZE
= SQUAT TECHNIQUE
= PLASTER

STANCE:
START:
TECHNIQUE:

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

ALIGNMENT:

BASE WALK (5X1ORK)


OUTSIDE SHADE OF THE WIDE RECEIVER

ASSIGNMENT:

VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.

STANCE:

RUN TO
RUN AWAY
3 STEP
5 STEP
PAP/BOOT

=
=
=
=
=

FORCE
SINK EYES ON #2
SQUEEZE FLAT
SQUAT TECHNIQUE
MAN YOUR ZONE

SQUARE

START:
TECHNIQUE:

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

ALIGNMENT:

BASE WALK (5X1ORK)


OUTSIDE SHADE OF THE WIDE RECEIVER

ASSIGNMENT:

VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.

RUN TO
RUN AWAY
3 STEP
5 STEP
PAP/BOOT

STANCE:

SQUARE

START:

CHATTER

=
=
=
=
=

FORCE
SINK EYES ON #2
SQUEEZE FLAT
SQUAT TECHNIQUE
MAN YOUR ZONE

TECHNIQUE:

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

ALIGNMENT:

BASE WALK (5X1ORK)


OUTSIDE SHADE OF THE WIDE RECEIVER

ASSIGNMENT:

VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.
VS.

RUN TO
RUN AWAY
3 STEP
5 STEP
PAP/BOOT

=
=
=
=
=

STANCE:

SQUARE

START:

CHATTER

TECHNIQUE:

SQUAT TECHNIQUE

FORCE
SINK EYES ON #2
SQUEEZE FLAT
SQUAT TECHNIQUE
MAN YOUR ZONE

(REROUTE EXIT SINK QB)


2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

REROUTE:
Physically altering the release of the WR through our Zone.
Buzz words: Cliff, Chatter, 5yard Window, Eyes, Flash

EXIT (ANGLE+SHUFFEL):
In order to protect the weakness of our zone we must execute a
proper Exit Angle that will take us through our landmark. After we
open our hips we will execute two shuffle steps while we transfer our
eyes to our 2 Key
SINK:
Three Crossover steps that will physically get us to our landmark.
(22yds Deep and through the Top of the Numbers)
QB:
Our ultimate key in Cover 2 is the QB. His eyes will take us to the
interception point. Great Eye contact will make you a better
Cornerback.
2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

READ:

(1) PRIMARY KEY =

#1 (OUTSIDE HIP/SHOULDER)

(2) SECONDARY KEY = #2 TO QB TONE

REACT:

PASS

VS.

3-STEP PASS

= REROUTE AND SQUEEZE #1


EXPECT SLANT ROUTES.

VS.

5-STEP PASS

= REROUTE EXIT \ EYES


VS. MUST FADE VS. BENCH RELEASE VS. JUKE RELEASE
VS. CHINA -

TRANSFER TO

#2

EXIT EXPECT #2 OUT


EXIT TO LANDMARK EYES ON #2
REROUTE HARD DOWN THE CLIFF
SINK NOW EYES ON #2

VS.

SPRINT-OUT TO

= PLASTER FIRST RECEIVER IN THE FLATS, MAN YOUR ZONE

VS.

SPRINT-OUT AWAY = SINK NOW WITH DEPTH, YOU HAVE TRASH

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:

READ:
REACT:

(1) PRIMARY KEY =

#1 (OUTSIDE HIP/SHOULDER)

(2) SECONDARY KEY =

#2 TO QB TONE

RUN

VS.

RUN TO

= FORCE
VS. RUN = ATTACK WR NOW! SHOCK-LOCK-ESCAPE

VS.

RUN AWAY

= SINK WITH EYES ON #2


VS. 2-BLOCK = DEEP CUTBACK - PYLON
VS. 2-PASS = READ THE RELEASE OF #2 / EXPECT BOOT

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

Coverage:
H

No Cover Zone

5yds

REROUTE = PHYSICALLY ALTERING THE WR PATH, THOUGH OUR ZONE


EXIT
= EXIT ANGLE + 2 SHUFFLE READ STEPS
SINK
= VERTICAL CROSSOVER RUN
QB
= FINAL ANGLE ALWAYS COMES OFF OF THE QBS TONE

2012 Eastern Washington University by Coach Cherokee Valeria

5yds