Is Cover 3 a Good Bend But Don’t Break Coverage? | QC Episode 160

Is Cover 3 defense a good plan for a Bend but Don’t Break Coverage? Depends what you mean…

I really don’t like the phrase “bend but don’t break” defense. But there’s a time and a place for it!

If your defense really isn’t expected to be very good, but your offense can win you some games… this might be a good idea. And the best coverage for it, is Cover 3.

That’s a very, VERY generalized answer to this week’s answer. For the full answer, listen to this episode of The JDFB Quick Clinic!

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