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Offline mpwcoachsmith

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Cross blocking and cover 2 defense
« on: March 23, 2017, 11:00:45 AM »
I have seen it many times in the manual, powerpoint, etc.  I am not sure I understand why you can almost always cross block a defense that has 2 safeties.  What relationship do the 2 safeties have to the d-lineman being cross blocked?

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Re: Cross blocking and cover 2 defense
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 01:39:12 PM »
To play two safeties (Cover 2) there must be one less defender in the box.  It will be a "5 man" box aligned either as 3-2 or a 4-1.  A "4-1" places two DL's on each side of the center, usually in "2" and "4" techs.  To run between two adjacent DL's, cross block.  Versus a 3-3, the front will either be 3-0-3 or 4-0-4.  You can now "down" the "3" or the "4" and cross ("24 Cross" vs a "3" and "36 Cross" (or "26 Cross") versus a "4".  The outcome is guaranteed as soon as you see that "cover 2".   
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