Understanding cover 3 defense

Cover three defense

Cover 3 in football refers to a zone defense that has three defenders responsible for covering the deep thirds of the defensive backfield. The other eight defenders include four players pass-rushing and four players playing underneath zones. Cover 3 defenses can be quite effective against the run. The strong safety playing closer to the line … Read more

4-2-5 Defense Explained

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The 4-2-5 defense in football has gained popularity among coaches in recent years due to its ability to stop the spread offense. This defense includes four defensive linemen, two linebackers, and five defensive backs. This defense thrives on speed and athleticism to stop the opponent’s offense. The 4-2-5 is a one gap defense which means … Read more

What is a B gap in football

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In football, the spaces between offensive linemen are referred to as gaps. These gaps are labelled with letters in alphabetical order from the inside out. The B gap in football represents the area between the offensive guard and the offensive tackle. There are two B gaps on an offensive line. The B gap terminology is … Read more

Understanding Cover 2 Defense

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Cover 2 in football is a zone defense which earns its name due to the two safeties that play deep into the defensive backfield. Cover 2 involves four players pass-rushing, five players playing underneath zones and two safeties covering the deep portions of the field. The success of this defense largely relies on the safety’s … Read more