PSSO S4E5 Basics of Cover 2 and How To Attack It

What are the basics of Cover 2? How should you attack it’s weaknesses?

This episode marks the second episode of a series where I will be breaking down different coverages and their individual strengths and weaknesses. This week is Cover 2.  Cover 2 is one of my favorite coverages to coach defensively because it is so disruptive to receivers.

When you are attacking it you need to understand that how the safeties play it and how well the Linebackers and Corners redirect tells you how easy it will be to throw against. When you run against it there are some additional challenges that I discuss. A good Cover 2 can be very challenging but there are answers and things you can do to test safeties and corners.