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July 2007

July 2007


Bandit 2 Read

Cover 2 Read alignment and techniques
by: Scott Orloff
Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Coach, Orange Coast College
© July 2007

Our base defensive alignment is a 4-3 gap control defense while we play a 2 read coverage behind it. I first learned the 2 read coverage from Sonny Lubick when he was the defensive coordinator at the University of Miami. I feel I have really refined Sonny’s scheme over the past 14 years.

By using 2 read as our base coverage, it not only allows us to execute multiple coverages and disguises in the secondary, but most importantly, this coverage gives us the opportunity to run a coverage predicated to pattern combinations instead of calling just a single coverage. We will run a lot of duel coverages on one defensive call. For example, we might run 2 read on the strong side of our opponent’s offensive passing formation and run zero coverage to the weak side. I will focus on the key coaching points on our 2 read coverage as well as ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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