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Keys and Reads for Cover 2 in a 3-4 Schemeby: Glen Brittich
Defensive Secondary Coach Carthage College
© June 2010
At Carthage College, we start with Cover 2 as one of our base coverages. I will discuss how we run Cover 2 out of our 3-4 defensive scheme along with our keys, reads, and alignments vs. a 10 personnel (1 RB, 0 TE) doubles formation.
Alignments: (See Diagram 1)
Corner - 6 ˝ yards – outside wingtip #1 WR.
SS/FS - 11 yards from LOS, 1 yard inside OLB (Sam or Will).
Sam/Will - Apex (LB depth, splitting the difference between end man on LOS and #2 WR).
Mike/Buck - LB depth, over the OG.
Carthage Secondary’s #1 Rule: Always see the ball come out of the quarterback’s hand. This seems to be an elementary concept, but many times in zone coverage DBs tend to focus on receive....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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