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July 2001

July 2001


Attacking Quarters Coverage Through 6 Stress Points

by: AFM Editorial Staff
© July 2001

Cover 4 (4 man rush, 3 under, 4 deep zone) is a pass defense popular on all levels. In this article, we will provide the basic overview of the steps involved in attacking cover 4 with the pass by looking at six stress points inherent in a cover 4 scheme.

1. Corners are not guaranteed post help
2. "Banjo" call when 1 and #2 are close
3. Trips formation dilemma
4. Unfavorable match-ups (WRs vs. LBs.)
5. Gray area outbreaks by #2 receiver
6. Create confusion over LBs exchanging routes

Stress Point #1

The corners are one on one without post help when an offense uses up the safeties by one of two methods:

1.) Release #2 receiver vertical: The safety has to cover #2 once he clears the LBs. The toughest route for the corner to cover by himself is the post. This ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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