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Five Plays That Beat Cover 1

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Athletic, physical defenses looking to create tight-window throws for opposing quarterbacks use a heavy dosage of cover 1.  As defensive backs are left on an island on the perimeter, defenses can manipulate their scheme to take away the run, blitz the quarterback, and ultimately dare offenses to throw the football vertically.  Nevertheless, scheming against cover 1 is not overly complicated, as strong-armed quarterbacks and elite wide receivers can spring plays loose to make defenses pay throughout the course of a game. Look further below to see how offenses successfully attack cover 1.  How does Cover 1 Work? Cover 1 is a...

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The 4-2-5 Defense: An In-Depth Guide

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The 4-2-5 gets its roots from the 4-3 defense, with a hat tip to the 3-3-5 defense. The two merged and made the 4-2-5 defense. The 5 defensive backs are derived from the 3-3-5 defense, and the 6 man box gets its roots from the 4-3 defense. The 4-2-5 depends on pressure and athletic players all over the field to be successful.  Keep reading to learn more about one of the most popular defenses in football today, and what makes it work. What is the 4-2-5 Defense? The 4-2-5 defense is a defense with 4 down linemen, 2 linebackers, and...

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Five Plays that Beat Cover Zero

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Defenses with an aggressive mindset almost always employ cover 0, and it’s a sure-fire way to create havoc and get offenses out of their comfort zone.  Offensive coordinators place a high priority on staying out of 3rd and long situations, and whether they’ll tell you straight-up or not, avoiding cover 0 defensive looks is a huge reason for this. However, the advantages of the coverage also can work against the defense. Coordinators don’t have to scheme up any world-changing schemes, and if protection holds up, a disciplined QB has the chance to turn the tables against the defense in a hurry....

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The 3-3-5 Defense: An In-Depth Guide

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The 3-3-5 defense is a high risk, high reward defense. It is a defense that is derived from pressure and athletic defenders. Many defensive coordinators use it as a sub package, but there are some that will use it as a base defense. 3 defensive linemen, 3 linebackers and 5 defensive backs allow for heavy pressure, and mixed coverages.  Coach John Grayson has put together an in-depth video series on the 3-3-5 defense and his playbook. CLICK HERE to see previews from the course, or keep reading to learn more about the 3-3-5. What is the 3-3-5 Defense? The 3-3-5 defense...

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The Simple Questions You’re Afraid to Ask About Football

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Football can be a daunting sport to introduce yourself to. There are many rules, terminologies and things to understand about the game. So, here is a guide to all the questions you might have about the game! Who Invented American Football? Walter Camp is credited as the man most responsible for creating the earliest version of what we now know as American Football. Camp was the first to put together a set of consistent rules that helped the conversion from traditional rugby to the sport formerly known as ‘gridiron football’. Variations of the game had been played during the 1870s...

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