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Offline COACH JC

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Re: 5-3 Cover 3 as a base defense
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2013, 04:02:47 PM »
5-2 monster and 52 cover 2 are easy enough to transition to.

I've had a lot of picks from rolling into cover 2.  They went flood pass expecting the cb not to be in the flats.

Ya, we had 6 picks our last 3 games (all different championship games). 

The reason we teach 5-2 as our base is because of how well it defends the pass.  And so it's easy for us to be ready when they come out in 2x2 or whatever kind of passing formation.  But in reality, we're mostly a 5-4 & 5-3. 

I agree w/ Joe though.  Allignment isn't really a big deal.  It's about understanding your responsibilities on every play, regardless of what their doing.  Whether we're in a 5-2,5-3,5-4 or bear front, everyone needs to understand what coverage we're in and their gap responsibilities.  We make it simple by just calling it out.  BASE 2.  MONSTER 3.  BEAR MAN.   
« Last Edit: December 09, 2013, 04:18:31 PM by WINGED »
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Re: 5-3 Cover 3 as a base defense
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2013, 04:06:15 PM »
We don't stack ours either, except we play ours outside shade of a TE or OT.
We consider it more of a 5-1-5...AKA 4-2-5 with a NG.

What coverages do u run?
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Re: 5-3 Cover 3 as a base defense
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2013, 04:10:45 PM »
What coverages do u run?

Cover 3, but since we see so much run, and ineffective passing, we teach C3 more for run fits, than stopping the pass.
Now if we're playing a team with a good QB/WR combo, we'll play off-man on that WR, and cheat the safety over a lil' bit.

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Re: 5-3 Cover 3 as a base defense
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2013, 05:26:48 PM »
Cover 3, but since we see so much run, and ineffective passing, we teach C3 more for run fits, than stopping the pass.
Now if we're playing a team with a good QB/WR combo, we'll play off-man on that WR, and cheat the safety over a lil' bit.
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