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GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE FOOTBALL MAN COVERAGE PACKAGE

Our Man Coverage package consists of a numbering and coloring scheme that makes it simple for our players to learn. The numbering and coloring scheme alerts our players as to who his blitzing and who is covering the #1, #2, and #3 receivers. Our Man Coverage package consists of: Three (3) true Man Free concepts, and Four (4) true Zero Man concepts. Again, note that the numbering and coloring scheme alerts our players as to what Blitz Packages we will be running.

MAN COVERAGES
DEUCE (4 Man Pressures) 1 (Bird & Ammo Pressures) 1 FLY (Bird & Ammo Pressures) 0 (Both Dogs Blitz)

BLACK (Storm Package)
BROWN BLUE (Bird Package)

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COVER DEUCE
THEORY: COVER DEUCE is a true man free coverage. Cover Deuce alerts out players that only one Linebacker is blitzing. The remaining two Linebackers will cover the #3 (RB) vs. any two back formations or the remaining running back vs. any one back formations. We will bring only our 4 man pressures with this package. When we bring our 4 man pressures only one Linebacker will be blitzing. When playing Cover Deuce, it allows us to always have an extra linebacker playing a “low hole (RAT) player” technique versus the pass. RULES: It gives us the advantage of bringing pressure from either the middle or the edge of our opponent’s formations. This coverage package allows us to have only one Linebacker committed on the blitz, and the remaining two Linebackers can read their keys and run to the ball. This coverage also allows us to always have a Linebacker engaging and disrupting any crossing routes. In regards to coverage, all of the offense’s WR’s and RB’s are accounted for by our personnel playing man coverage. The Corners will have the #1 receivers and the Dogs will have the #2 receivers. The Linebackers will play a Banjo/Rat technique on the #3 RB vs. any two back formations or the remaining back versus any one back formations. If there is an offset back in any shotgun formation, the Linebacker to the RB’s side will go ahead and account for him and no Banjo call will be made. The remaining Linebacker will automatically become the “low hole (RAT) player”. The FS will be playing a man free technique that is played much like a deep middle safety in 3 deep coverage. This will allow him to roam the field and help the Dogs on the #2 receivers, and to make plays in the deep middle part of the field.

WEAKNESS: As with any man coverage, if we are not successful with our pressure we can allow big plays to happen. If we do not have pressure then we are allowing our individuals playing man coverage to be “out on an island” and exposed.
ADJUSTMENTS: “SPIN CALL” A Spin Call is made when we encounter a Trips formations. When we get a Trips formation our Dogs and FS will be the adjusters. To the 3 receiver side the Dog will have #3 and the FS will have #2. The Dog away from the 3 receiver side will get his run read first and then spin to the middle of the field replacing the FS in the middle 1/3.

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COVER DEUCE MIKE STRONG VS DOUBLES FORMATION

3

1
1

QB

2

2

1

E

N S M FS

E W
RAT PLAYER STACK #3

C
SD WD C
MAN ON THE RB

CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: #2 SAM & WILL: Banjo RB: Back to you take him, Back away play Rat technique MIKE: Blitz strong “A” gap FS: Man free and help the Dog to the passing strength of the formation

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COVER DEUCE MIKE STRONG VS TRIPS FORMATION

RB

1
1

2 QB

3

1

E

N S M

E W
RAT PLAYER STACK #3

C
SD WD
SPIN TECHNIQUE

C

MAN ON THE RB

FS
CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog has #3 to the 3 WR side, Weak Dog gets a Spin Call and replaces the FS SAM & WILL: Banjo RB: Back to you take him, Back away play Rat technique MIKE: Blitz strong “A” gap FS: #2 to 3 WR side and give the Weak Dog a Spin Call

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COVER 1
THEORY: COVER 1 is a true man free coverage. We will bring only our 5 man pressure packages with this coverage. When we bring our 5 man pressures only two of our Linebackers will blitz. The remaining Linebacker will be responsible for the #3 (RB) vs. two back formations or the remaining RB vs. one back formations. In turn, we forfeit our ability to have a “low hole (RAT) technique player”. The two 5 man pressures that we will run are our Ammo and Bird Packages. RULES: It gives us the advantage of bringing pressure from either the middle or the edge of our opponent’s formations. These blitz packages are good for stopping our opponent’s inside running game. By being able to bring our 5 man pressures it allows us to cause confusion to the offensive line, and create an element of surprise with all of our different movements. In regards to coverage, all of the offense’s WR’s and RB’s are accounted for by our personnel playing man coverage. The Corners will have the #1 receivers and the Dogs will have the #2 receivers. The Linebacker not involved in the blitz will be responsible for the #3 RB or the remaining back versus any one back formations. The FS will be playing a man free technique that is played much like a deep middle safety in 3 deep coverage. This will allow him to roam the field and help the Dogs on the #2 receivers, and to make plays in the deep middle part of the field. WEAKNESS: As with any man coverage, if we are not successful with our pressure we can allow big plays to happen. If we do not have pressure then we are allowing our individuals playing man coverage to be “out on an island” and exposed.

ADJUSTMENTS: “SPIN CALL” A Spin Call is made when we encounter a Trips formations. When we get a Trips formation our Dogs and FS will be the adjusters. To the 3 receiver side the Dog will have #3 and the FS will have #2. The Dog away from the 3 receiver side will get his run read first and then spin to the middle of the field replacing the FS in the middle 1/3.

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COVER 1 FALCON STRONG VS DOUBLES FORMATION

3

1 QB

2

2

1

E

N S M W

E
MAN ON THE RB

C
SD WD C

CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: #2 SAM & WILL: Sam blitzes “B” gap strong, Will takes the RB

FS

MIKE: Blitz strong “A” gap
FS: Help the Dog to the passing strength of the formation

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COVER 1 FALCON STRONG VS TRIPS FORMATION

RB

1
1

2 QB

3

1

E

N S M

E W
MAN ON THE RB

C
SD WD
SPIN TECHNIQUE

C

FS
CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog has #3 to the 3 WR side, Weak Dog gets a Spin Call and replaces the FS SAM & WILL: Sam blitzes “B” gap strong, Will takes the RB MIKE: Blitz strong “A” gap FS: #2 to 3 WR side and give the Weak Dog a Spin Call

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COVER 1 ADJUSTMENTS FALCON STRONG VS DOUBLES FORMATION/MOTION TO TRIPS

RB 2 1 QB

3

1

E

N S M W

E WD
SPIN TECHNIQUE

C
SD FS
CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog has #3 to 3 WR side after motion, Weak Dog away from motion gets a Spin Call and replaces the FS SAM & WILL: Sam blitzes “B” gap strong, Will takes the RB MIKE: Blitz strong “A” gap FS: Goes from being man free to taking #2 to the 3 WR side and gives the Weak Dog a Spin Call

C

MAN ON THE RB

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COVER 1 ADJUSTMENTS FALCON STRONG VS TRIPS FORMATION/MOTION TO DOUBLES

RB 2 1 QB

2

1

E

N S M W

E WD C
MAN ON THE RB

C
SD FS
CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog to 3 WR side goes from having #3 to the new #2, Weak Dog away from trips goes from a Spin call to taking #2 SAM & WILL: Sam blitzes “B” gap strong, Will takes the RB MIKE: Blitz strong “A” gap FS: Goes from having #2 to the trip side to becoming a man free player and helping the Dog to the passing strength

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COVER 1FLY
THEORY: COVER 1 FLY is a true man free coverage. We will bring only our 5 man pressure packages with this coverage. When we bring our 5 man pressures only two of our Linebackers will blitz. The remaining Linebacker will be responsible for the #3 (RB) vs. two back formations or the remaining RB vs. one back formations. In turn, we forfeit our ability to have a “low hole (RAT) technique player”. There is never a “Spin Call” made in this coverage. The FS will remain free versus all trip formations. The two 5 man pressures that we will run are our Ammo and Bird Packages. RULES: It gives us the advantage of bringing pressure from either the middle or the edge of our opponent’s formations. These blitz packages are good for stopping our opponent’s inside running game. By being able to bring our 5 man pressures it allows us to cause confusion to the offensive line, and create an element of surprise with all of our different movements. In regards to coverage, all of the offense’s WR’s and RB’s are accounted for by our personnel playing man coverage. The Corners will have the #1 receivers and the Dogs will have the #2 receivers. The Linebacker not involved in the blitz will be responsible for the #3 RB vs. two back formations and or remaining RB vs. one back formations. The FS will be playing a man free technique that is played much like a deep middle safety in 3 deep coverage. This will allow him to roam the field and help the Dogs to the 3 receiver side. He will make plays in the deep middle part of the field. No matter what Trips formation we see the FS will always remain a man free player. The FS free allows us to have 4 defenders playing over the 3 receiver side. WEAKNESS: As with any man coverage, if we are not successful with our pressure we can allow big plays to happen. If we do not have pressure then we are allowing our individuals playing man coverage to be “out on an island” and exposed. ADJUSTMENTS: “FLY CALL” A Fly Call is made when we encounter a Trips formations. When we get a Trips formation our Dogs are the adjusters. To the 3 receiver side the Dog will have #2 and the Dog away will “fly/travel” over and take #3. The FS will remain a man free player playing over the top of the Trips formation.

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COVER 1 FLY FALCON STRONG VS TRIPS FORMATION

RB 3 QB 1

2

1

SD C

WD

E S FS

N M W

E C
MAN ON THE RB

CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog to 3 WR has #2, Weak Dog away from 3 WR side travels over and has #3 SAM & WILL: Sam blitzes “B” gap strong, Will takes the RB

MIKE: Blitzes “A” gap strong
FS: Will remain free and help to the 3 WR side

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COVER BLACK
THEORY: COVER BLACK is a type of zero man coverage. Zero coverage means that we do not have anyone free in the deep middle of the field. The only time that we have a person free is when the Linebacker is the “low hole (Rat) technique player”. Cover Black alerts our players that a Dog and a Linebacker are blitzing. We will bring only 5 man pressures with this coverage. When we bring our 5 man pressures we will use our Storm Package. The blitz will come from the side opposite the Slant or Whip Call. Slant = a weak blitz and Whip = a strong blitz. If we make a Strong or Weak Call that particular side will blitz depending on the strength of the formation. RULES: It allows us to bring pressure from the edge of our opponent’s formations. This blitz package is good for stopping our opponent’s outside running game. It also allows us the option of bringing outside pressure versus the pass. By bringing pressure off the edge it will allow us to stop the option, sweep, outside zone, etc. Also, this outside pressure allows us to overload the offense’s linemen which creates a numbers mismatch on the edge. In regards to coverage, all of the offense’s WR’s and RB’s are accounted for by our personnel playing man coverage. The Corners will have the #1 receivers. The Dog and the Linebacker to the blitz side will bliltz, and the Dog away from the blitz will cover #2 man. The two Linebackers not involved in the blitz will play a Banjo/Rat technique on the #3 RB vs. two back formations or the remaining back vs. one back formations. The FS will have man coverage on the #2 receiver to the blitz side. WEAKNESS: As with any man coverage, if we are not successful with our pressure we can allow big plays to happen. If we do not have pressure then we are allowing our individuals playing man coverage to be “out on an island” and exposed. ADJUSTMENTS: If we have a blitz that is away from the 3 receiver/ Trips formation side the FS is the only one that has to adjust. The Dog to the 3 receiver side will have #3 and the FS will have #2. If we have a blitz that is to the 3 receiver/Trips formation side the FS and both Dogs have to adjust. If the Dog to the 3 receiver side is suppose to blitz, he will now have to take #3. The Dog away from the 3 receiver side will travel over and become the blitzer. The FS will have the #2 receiver to the Trips side.

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COVER BLACK CYCLONE SLANT VS DOUBLES FORMATION (Weak Side Blitz)

3

1 QB

2

2

1

E

N S M
RAT PLAYER STACK #3

C
SD
CORNERS: #1
MAN ON THE RB

E W WD C FS

STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog has #2 away from the blitz, Weak Dog contain blitzes SAM & WILL: Sam will Banjo the RB with the Mike, Will blitzes MIKE: Banjo RB with the Sam and become the Rat player FS: Has #2 to the blitz side

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COVER BLACK ADJUSTMENTS CYCLONE SLANT VS TRIPS FORMATION BLITZ AWAY FROM THE 3 WR SIDE (Weak Side Blitz)

RB

1

2 QB

3

1

E

N S M
RAT PLAYER STACK #3

E W WD C

C

SD FS
MAN ON THE RB

CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog has #3 to the 3 WR side, Weak Dog contain blitzes SAM & WILL: Sam will Banjo the RB with the Mike, Will blitzes MIKE: Banjo RB with the Sam and become the Rat player FS: #2 to the 3 WR side

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COVER BLACK ADJUSTMENTS CYCLONE SLANT VS DOUBLES FORMATION MOTION TO TRIPS AWAY FROM BLITZ (Weak Side Blitz)

RB 2 1 QB

3

1

E

N S M
MAN ON THE RB

E W WD C FS

C

SD

CORNERS: #1

FS

RAT PLAYER STACK #3

STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog will take #3 after motion, Weak Dog blitzes SAM & WILL: Sam will Banjo RB with the Mike and become the Rat player, Will blitzes MIKE: Banjo RB with the Sam not blitzing FS: Goes from having #2 to the blitz side to traveling and taking #2 to the 3 WR side

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COVER BLACK ADJUSTMENTS CYCLONE SLANT VS TRIPS FORMATION MOTION TO DOUBLES/BLITZ SIDE (Weak Side Blitz)

RB 2 1 1 QB

2

1

E

N M
RAT PLAYER STACK #3

E W WD C FS

C
SD
CORNERS: #1

S
MAN ON THE RB

FS

STRONG & WEAK: Strong Dog has #3 prior to motion and the new #2 after motion, Weak Dog blitzes SAM & WILL: Sam will Banjo RB with the Mike, Will Blitzes MIKE: Banjo RB with the Sam and become the Rat technique player FS: Goes from having #2 to 3 WR side to traveling and taking #2 to the blitz side

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COVER BLACK ADJUSTMENTS CYCLONE WHIP VS DOUBLES FORMATION (Strong Side Blitz)

3

1 1 QB

2

2

1

E

N
MAN ON THE RB

E W RAT
PLAYER STACK #3

C

SD S FS M

WD

C

CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog contain blitzes, Weak Dog away from the blitz side has #2 SAM & WILL: Sam blitzes, Will Banjos the back with the Mike and becomes a Rat technique player MIKE: Banjo RB with the Will FS: Has #2 to the blitz side

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COVER BLACK ADJUSTMENTS CYCLONE WHIP VS TRIPS FORMATION BLITZ FROM THE 3 WR SIDE (Strong Side Blitz)

RB

1

2 QB

3

1

WD

E SD S
MAN ON THE RB

N M

E
RAT PLAYER STACK #3

C

BLITZER

W

C

FS
CORNERS: #1

STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog to 3 WR side has #3, Weak Dog travels over and blitzes SAM & WILL: Sam blitzes, Will Banjos the RB with the Mike and becomes the Rat technique player MIKE: Banjo RB with the Will FS: Has #2 to the Blitz side

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COVER BLACK ADJUSTMENTS CYCLONE WHIP VS TRIPS FORMATION MOTION TO DOUBLES (Strong Side Blitz)

RB 2 1 QB

2

1

E

N
MAN ON THE RB

E W
RAT PLAYER STACK #3

C
FS
CORNERS: #1

SD
S FS M

WD C

STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog goes from having #3 to the 3 WR side and blitzes, Weak Dog travels back to the weak side of the formation away from the blitz and takes the new #2 SAM & WILL: Sam blitzes, Will Banjos the RB with the Mike and becomes the Rat technique player

MIKE: Banjo RB with the Will
FS: Goes from having #2 to the 3 WR side before motion to taking the new #2 to the blitz side after motion

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COVER BROWN
THEORY: COVER BROWN is a type of zero man coverage. Zero coverage means that we do not have anyone free in the deep middle of the field. Cover Brown alerts our players that a Dog and two Linebackers are blitzing. We will only bring a 6 man pressure with this coverage. We will either call a Bird package blitz and add a Dog to it, or run Typhoon, Twister, or Tornado. The blitz will come from the side opposite the Slant or Whip Call. Slant = a weak blitz and Whip = a strong blitz. If we make a Strong or Weak Call that particular side will Blitz depending on the strength of the formation. RULES: It allows us to bring pressure from the edge of our opponent’s formations. This blitz package is good for stopping our opponent’s outside running game. It also allows us the option of bringing outside pressure versus the pass. By bringing pressure off the edge it will allow us to stop the option, sweep, outside zone, etc. Also, this outside pressure allows us to overload the offense’s linemen which creates a numbers mismatch on the edge. In regards to coverage, all of the offense’s WR’s and RB’s are accounted for by our personnel playing man coverage. The Corners will have the #1 receivers. The Dog to the blitz side will be the blitzer, and the Dog away from the blitz will cover #2 man. When we bring a 6 man pressure, the remaining Linebacker will have the #3 RB vs. two back formations or the remaining RB vs. one back formations. The FS will have man coverage on the #2 receiver to the blitz side. WEAKNESS: As with any man coverage, if we are not successful with our pressure we can allow big plays to happen. If we do not have pressure then we are allowing our individuals playing man coverage to be “out on an island” and exposed. ADJUSTMENTS: If we have a blitz that is away from the 3 receiver/ Trips formation side the FS is the only one that has to adjust. The Dog to the 3 receiver side will have #3 and the FS will have #2. If we have a blitz that is to the 3 receiver/Trips formation side the FS and Dogs have to adjust. The Dog to the 3 receiver side is suppose to blitz, but because of the trips he will come off and cover #3. The Dog away from the 3 receiver side will travel over and become the blitzer. The FS will have the #2 receiver to the Trips side.

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COVER BROWN TWISTER SLANT VS DOUBLES FORMATION (Weak Side Blitz)

3

1 QB

2

2

1

E

N S M
MAN ON THE RB

C
SD
CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog has #2, Weak Dog blitzes

E W WD C FS

SAM & WILL: Sam blitzes “B” gap strong, Will blitzes “C” gap weak (Same as in Cyclone) MIKE: Man Coverage on the remaining back FS: Has #2 to the blitz side

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COVER BROWN EAGLE SLANT DOG VS DOUBLES FORMATION (Weak Side Blitz)

3

1 QB

2

2

1

E

N S M

C
SD
CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog has #2, Weak Dog blitzes SAM & WILL: Sam has the remaining RB, Will blitzes MIKE: Blitz weak FS: Has #2 to the blitz side
MAN ON THE RB

E W WD C FS

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COVER 0
THEORY: COVER 0 is a type of zero man coverage. Zero coverage means that we do not have anyone free in the deep middle of the field. The only time that we will have people free is when the Linebackers are in the low hole area. Cover 0 alerts our players that both Dogs are blitzing. We will bring only a 5 man pressure with this coverage. The only call that we will make out of this package is “Dig Pinch Cover 0”. RULES: It allows us to bring pressure from both edges of our opponent’s formations. This blitz package is good for stopping our opponent’s outside running game. It also allows us the option of bringing outside pressure versus the pass. By being pressure off the edge it will allow us to stop the option, sweep, outside zone, etc. Also, this outside pressure allows us to overload the offense’s linemen which creates a numbers mismatch on the edge. In regards to coverage, all of the offense’s WR’s and RB’s are accounted for by our personnel playing man coverage. The Corners will have the #1 receivers. Versus a 2 back formation both Dogs will blitz. The FS will go to the 2 receiver side, give an I’m right or left call, and cover #2 man. The Linebackers will play a Trio technique on the 2 RB’s. If we are presented with any 1 back formations we will check “Smoke Pinch Cover 1”. WEAKNESS: As with any man coverage, if we are not successful with our pressure we can allow big plays to happen. If we do not have pressure then we are allowing our individuals playing man coverage to be “out on an island” and exposed. ADJUSTMENTS: We will only run this defensive coverage and blitz versus any 2 back formations. If we are presented with any 1 back formations we will check “Smoke Pinch Cover 1”. By calling this particular blitz our defensive linemen do not have to adjust their assignments and responsibilities prior to the snap. Also, there are too many checks and changing of responsibilities that the players have to make if we want to stay with the original call.

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COVER 0 DIG PINCH VS PRO I (2 BACK FORMATION)
3

2

1 QB

2

1

C

SD FS

E S
MAN ON THE RB

N M
RAT PLAYER STACK #3

E WD W
MAN ON THE RB

C

CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: Both Dogs are contain blitzers versus the run and quarterback versus the pass SAM, MIKE & WILL: All three LB’s will Trio the two backs, and the remaining LB will play the Rat technique FS: Will cover the #2 receiver to the 2 receiver side (Give and I’m left call)

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COVER 0 DIG PINCH VS TWINS I (2 BACK FORMATION)
3

2

2 QB

1

1

SD C

E S
MAN ON THE RB

N M
RAT PLAYER STACK #3

E WD W
MAN ON THE RB

C FS

CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: Both Dogs are contain blitzers versus the run and quarterback versus the pass SAM, MIKE & WILL: All three LB’s will Trio the two backs, and the remaining LB will play the Rat technique FS: Will cover the #2 receiver to the 2 receiver side (Give and I’m left call)

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COVER 0 ADJUSTMENTS DIG PINCH VS DOUBLES FORMATION (CHECK SMOKE PINCH 1)

3

1 QB

2

2

1

E

N
MAN ON THE RB

E W FS WD C

C
SD
CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: Both Dogs have the #2 receiver to their side SAM & WILL: Both will blitz their responsibilities in Smoke Pinch MIKE: Has the remaining RB man FS: Is a true man free player and will help the dog to the fast 2 receiver side

S

M

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COVER 0 ADJUSTMENTS DIG PINCH VS TRIPS FORMATION (CHECK SMOKE PINCH 1)

RB

1

2 QB

3

1

E

N
MAN ON THE RB

E W WD
SPIN TECHNIQUE

C

SD FS

S

M

C

CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog has #3 to 3 WR side after motion, Weak Dog away from the 3 WR’s gets a Spin Call and replaces the FS SAM & WILL: Both will blitz their responsibilities in Smoke Pinch

MIKE: Has the remaining RB man
FS: Goes from being man free to taking #2 to the 3 WR side and gives the Weak Dog a Spin Call

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COVER 0 ADJUSTMENTS DIG PINCH VS MOTION FROM DOUBLES TO TRIPS CHECK (SMOKE PINCH 1) AND STAY IN IT VS. MOTION

RB 2 1 QB

3

1

E

N S M
MAN ON THE RB

E W WD
SPIN TECHNIQUE

C
SD FS
CORNERS: #1
STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog has #3 to 3 WR side after motion, Weak Dog away from motion gets a Spin Call and replaces the FS SAM & WILL: Both will blitz their responsibilities in Smoke Pinch MIKE: Has the remaining RB man FS: Goes from being man free to taking #2 to the 3 WR side and gives the Weak Dog a Spin Call

C

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COVER 0 ADJUSTMENTS DIG PINCH VS MOTION FROM TRIPS TO DOUBLES CHECK (SMOKE PINCH 1) AND STAY IN IT VS. MOTION

3 2 1 QB

2

1

E

N S M
MAN ON THE RB

E W FS WD C

C
SD FS
CORNERS: #1

STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog to 3 WR side goes from having #3 to the new #2, Weak Dog away from trips goes from a Spin call to taking #2 SAM & WILL: Both will blitz their responsibilities in Smoke Pinch MIKE: Has the remaining RB man FS: Goes from having #2 to the 3 WR side to becoming a man free player and helping the Dog to the passing strength 30

COVER BLUE
THEORY: COVER BLUE is a true zero man coverage. Zero coverage means that we do not have anyone free in the deep middle of the field. Cover Blue alerts our players that all three Linebackers are blitzing. We will bring only a 6 man pressure with this coverage. The only blitz package that we will run with this is our Bird Package plus the remaining linebacker. For example, “Falcon Strong Blue” RULES: It allows us to bring pressure from the middle of our opponent’s formations. This blitz package is good for stopping our opponent’s inside running game. In regards to coverage, all of the offense’s WR’s and RB’s are accounted for by our personnel playing man coverage. The Corners will have the #1 receivers. The Dogs will have the #2 receivers, and the FS will have the #3 RB versus any two back formations unless we see a trips formation. The FS and Dog to the 3 WR side will now play their Trips rule technique. All three Linebackers will blitz. The Bird Package will alert two of the Linebackers to run the blitz called, and the remaining Linebacker will blitz his gap. WEAKNESS: As with any man coverage, if we are not successful with our pressure we can allow big plays to happen. If we do not have pressure then we are allowing our individuals playing man coverage to be “out on an island” and exposed. ADJUSTMENTS: There are no adjustments in Cover Blue except for our Trips rule. The Dog has to remember that versus a Trips formation he has the running back.

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COVER BLUE FALCON STRONG BLUE VS DOUBLES FORMATION

RB

1 QB

2

2

1

E

N S FS M W

E WD C

C
SD

CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: #2 SAM, MIKE & WILL: Sam & Mike run the Falcon Strong blitz, Will blitzes his remaining “B” gap

FS: Always has the RB versus one back formations

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COVER BLUE ADJUSTMENTS FALCON STRONG BLUE VS TRIPS FORMATION

2

1

2 QB

3

1

E

N M

E W WD C

C
FS
CORNERS: #1

SD S

STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog has #3 to the 3 WR side, the Weak Dog must take the remaining RB SAM, MIKE & WILL: Sam & Mike run the Falcon Strong blitz, Will blitzes his remaining “B” gap

FS: The FS will honor his Trips rule and take #2 to the 3 WR side

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COVER BLUE ADJUSTMENTS FALCON STRONG BLUE VS DOUBLES FORMATION MOTION TO TRIPS

2 2 1 QB

3

1

E

N S M W

E WD C

C
FS

SD

FS
CORNERS: #1 STRONG & WEAK DOG: Strong Dog has #3 to the 3 WR side after motion, the Weak Dog must take the remaining RB after motion SAM, MIKE & WILL: Sam & Mike run the Falcon Strong blitz, Will blitzes his remaining “B” gap FS: Goes from having the remaining RB to honoring his Trips rule and takes #2 to the 3 WR side

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