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Cover What…Cover Me

Spike 2 LB, jazz cover 1 umbrella
Ram A split, sky 4 coverage
Tiger 1, base Robber

 No I am not losing it….yet (when will the lock out end!)
I am basically barking out play calls that a Defensive Coordinator would tell his team.  Since there is no new player movement, or movement on the CBA, let’s take this time to educate our fan base on different coverage responsibilities.   We will all start at the beginning, so bring your pencils, notebook and let’s get to the class room.

So here is what is going to happen.  I am going to start a mini series of articles explaining the different types of coverages from the eyes of a Free Safety

Today’s lesson we will focus on cover 0 responsibilities.

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Topics: DeAndre McDaniel, Karlos Dansby, Mike Nolan, Yeremiah Bell

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  • fins4ever1

    That was very educational and put in terms easy to understand. Thanks, Bahamas!

    I do have a question. Who is normally the position / player on D to get the call from the DC? I am assuming it is the captain of the secondary, in Miami’s case, SS Bell. Right? Can the player change the call if an offensive audible dicates?

    • bahamas

      No worries mon
      Glad you enjoyed it.
      As per your question, the player with the ‘green dot’ on their helments is the person that gets the call from the DC? In our case it was Crowder/Dansby last year.

      As per the audibles, that would be dependant on if the QB changes, if there is there are unique hand signals that your Captain would call out. For example, if Crowder puts an X in the air, that tells your secondary to reclaim the formation. It would be up to Bell to call out the revised coverage responsibilties.
      Hope that helps

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