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Cover 7
« on: March 19, 2015, 10:12:22 AM »
Joe,

One of the more interesting and unique things we have discussed as part of your defense is how you have the typical cover 3 unwind into cover 7. Can you explain that idea a little here?
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Re: Cover 7
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2015, 10:35:55 AM »
Does he split the deep in 7?  I always translated coverage as a way to explain the deep coverage. Cover 0 man, cover 1 one defender covers side line to side line deep, cover 2 part the deep in half, cover 3 cut the deep on 3 and cover 4 cut the deep in 4s

Would like to understand cover 5 thru 7 for sure.

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Re: Cover 7
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 10:53:38 AM »
Coach O

While their are no standard ways to call the coverage's, most of us are in agreement with what is 0,1,2,3, & 4. What I was taught is that 5 is man 2, 6 is a hybrid 2/4, 7 is robber from a 3 shell, & 8 is robber from a 2 shell.

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We used C7 a lot at the Youth level, it is a great answer when facing a heavy run team. The basic Idea is the corners will now play 1/2 deep & the FS will rob up & read #2 strong. We actually used a variation of this coverage last season at the HS level because our FS was a baller.

Now think of a formation, if it's a full house backfield #2 strong will be a back & the FS can roll up in the middle of the field. This will widen our Backers because they have safety help in the middle. Vs a 2 back set usually #2 strong is a TE, so the FS will roll up over him. He blocks down or out the FS fills. IF he releases the FS reads his route. HE goes vertical FS goes vertical, he runs an out cut FS robs #1 on the IN cut. He drags or any in cut FS robs him.

That is the basic concept, of course there is coaching involved & it will depend on what front you are using with the coverage.

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Re: Cover 7
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2015, 11:23:29 AM »
Matt

We used C7 a lot at the Youth level, it is a great answer when facing a heavy run team. The basic Idea is the corners will now play 1/2 deep & the FS will rob up & read #2 strong. We actually used a variation of this coverage last season at the HS level because our FS was a baller.

So, how is this different (or is it just semantics) from C2 Invert with Sky (safety contain)? I ask because last year we went back and forth between Coach Marsden's 4-4 C2 invert and Killer Bee which is also C2 invert. If I can blend the lines between what you're recommending and what we did there I think we become very flexible on defense.

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Now think of a formation, if it's a full house backfield #2 strong will be a back & the FS can roll up in the middle of the field. This will widen our Backers because they have safety help in the middle.

So, what is the backer's base alignment rule and the adjustment vs. this look?

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Vs a 2 back set usually #2 strong is a TE, so the FS will roll up over him. He blocks down or out the FS fills. IF he releases the FS reads his route. HE goes vertical FS goes vertical, he runs an out cut FS robs #1 on the IN cut. He drags or any in cut FS robs him.

When he fills, what is the landmark or angle for the FS?

Is the corner also reading #2 so he and the FS can effectively banjo (pass off receivers)?

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That is the basic concept, of course there is coaching involved & it will depend on what front you are using with the coverage.

Joe

What determines when you favor a front change that needs a coverage adjustment? Do you need to see something on film from a team or is it more situational during the game?
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Re: Cover 7
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2015, 01:09:53 PM »
Matt

The first thing is what shell are you playing from?

In a 3 shell it's very different than a 2 shell.

C7 from the 3 shell bumps out the OLB & he has contain, the FS has the alley.

Mike is normally in a 20 technique he will bump to a 40 technique vs full house & stay in a 20 vs a 2 back set.

When we play C7 the corner is cushioning the deep half & will not read #2.

Any adjustments we make is from film & scouting.

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Re: Cover 7
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2015, 11:46:38 AM »
Joe,

Can you please explain how you adjusted to C2 from your 4-4 base C3 at youth?

Thanks
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Re: Cover 7
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 02:18:19 PM »
Greg

 There are a few different ways we can roll into C2. The easiest way is our FC will roll down, & we will play our Ram as the other outside corner.

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Re: Cover 7
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 04:43:32 PM »
Greg

 There are a few different ways we can roll into C2. The easiest way is our FC will roll down, & we will play our Ram as the other outside corner.

Joe

OK. In that scenario, Mike has middle and Sam / Will have the slant / hook zones?
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Re: Cover 7
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2015, 05:12:23 PM »
Greg

Sam & Will play hook to curl.

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Re: Cover 7
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2015, 04:44:46 PM »
joe - at youth, what depth would you usually have your FS roll up to in C7?
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Re: Cover 7
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2015, 04:58:56 PM »
Greg

6-7 yards depending on the age & the offensive formation. At 14's 6-7 is perfect.

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Re: Cover 7
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2015, 07:19:10 PM »
I think what Joe calls Cover 7 we call inverted cover 2.  Great run coverage for youth. 


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Same as Robber except of FS who lines up head up center 6-7 yards deep. On full flow, FS jumps the alley on run support. FS works through #2 receiver (inside receiver) to make sure it is not a play action pass. On split flow ordrop back, FS has deep hole if the read is pass.

Call against any two back set. Check Cover 3 if Ace or Empty

Corners align 8 yards head up #1. Drop to halves coverage looking for play action or plays that break.

Linebackers play same as Cover 3/Robber
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Re: Cover 7
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2015, 08:15:35 PM »
JR

It is true Robber coverage for us. The FS actually reads #2 Strong. VS fullhouse he is in the middle, vs a Pro look he is inside shoulder #2. If #2 Blocks he fills, An in cut he "Robs" him, an Out cut he robs #1 on the In cut.

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Re: Cover 7
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2015, 08:41:25 PM »
Greg

6-7 yards depending on the age & the offensive formation. At 14's 6-7 is perfect.

Joe
ok yeah i was thinking 7 - that's what i went with tonight so good deal, ha.
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