On The Chalkboard: Cover 3

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I'm going to the board in this video for an introduction to another base coverage in Monte Kiffin's defense, Cover 3.

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Things to note:

  • This is a 3 deep 4 under zone coverage.
  • Allows 8 men in the box for run support.
  • In base Cover 3 the Corners align at Off-Man depth (7 yds from LOS).
  • Single safety high. He has to play with range.
  • Only 4 underneath zones means each player covers more area than in Cover 2.
  • SS and opposite OLB have curl-flat responsibility. They will protect the seam until they are threatened to the flat.
  • Pressure with the front 4 is essential to success.

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Over the next few weeks we will look at routes designed to attack Cover 3, and move to some other types of coverages in preparation for Training Camp.

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