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September 2007

September 2007


Muskingum College: Effective Cover 2 Defense

by: Shap Boyd
Defensive Coordinator, Muskingum College
© September 2007

This article will attempt to discuss and break down Cover 2 or a 2 deep zone coverage with five underneath. As with anything else there are many different ways to teach this coverage. We will break this up into three sections so that we can discuss in detail how we teach and approach this coverage. In this first section we will discuss the WHY of Cover 2 as well as the reasons that a defense would want to employ this coverage and conversely why offenses like to see this coverage. The interesting point is the paradox that exists between both offensive and defensive philosophies. Both camps feel like they win or they have the answers while facing each other. Ultimately he who gets the chalk last wins.

Why Cover 2?

From a defensive perspective, here are the reasons to use Cover 2:

1. It gives d....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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