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December 2011

December 2011


Keys for Effective Man Coverage Effective use of man coverage by your defensive backs can confuse the offense and put more pressure on the QB.

by: Charlton Warren
Co-Defensive Coordinator and Secondary Coach Air Force Academy
© December 2011

Effective use of man coverage by your defensive backs can confuse the offense and put more pressure on the quarterback.

One of the main reasons the Air Force Academy has been able to climb to the top five in the country in pass defense the last few years has been our ability to mix in effective man coverage. Based out of our 3-4 scheme, the effective use of man coverage has allowed us to vary our pressure package and also allowed us to be more aggressive in our coverages.

There are several reasons why we have decided to include more man coverage into our package.

1. Bring pressure from all angles: This allows us not to worry about match-up issues in nickel/dime packages and also allows those that who cover WRs to cover and let players (ILB, OLB, DE) who attack the box to blitz.

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