Football Strategy: Offensive Strategy for Countering the Cover Three

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Football Strategy: Offensive Strategy for Countering the Cover Three

Heath Brunner

Football Coach Walker High School

Football Coach Heath Brunner does a "chalk talk" for these high school Quarterbacks and Wide-receivers. This football video series walks players through the offensive strategies used to counter the Cover Three Defense. Starting with the strengths and weaknesses, Coach covers all the options for neutralizing the Cover Three.

Offensive Strategy for the Cover Three Defense

The objective of the Cover Three Defense is first to stop the run and second to be patient and wait for the Offensive Team to "mess up". In the first of this football video series, Coach discusses the strengths of the Cover Three Defense to prepare these Quarterbacks for meeting the challenge.

Offensive Strategy for Countering the Cover Three Defense: Weakenesses

We've heard the strengths of the Cover Three. Now it's time to find the weakness. The four basic weaknesses are covered along with strategies to keep your team on top.

Offensive Strategy for Countering the Cover Three: The Fade Out

Coach uses X's and O's to lay out an offensive football strategy for the different routes that are effective in countering the Cover Three. First up is the Fade Out with a first read to the flat defensive backside.

Offensive Strategy for Countering the Cover Three: The Wheel Route, The Quick Out, & The Out and Up

The Wheel Route Strategy works well against an aggressive Corner. It's a wide-open route and a one shot deal, but it works. Just remember: NEVER overthrow the Wheel Route!

Offensive Strategy for Countering the Cover Three: The Quick Hitch and Y-Sail

Coach covers the reads for these routes and the play variations. You want the Corner vertical so the Quarterback can make the throw successfully.

Offensive Strategy for Countering the Cover Three: Four Verticals

It's a Quarterback read on the Free Safety. The strategy is to misdirect the Free Safety. The play depends on great spacing to work well...and on the Quarterback being patient!