In Cover 3 Defense: Alignments, Adjustments, and Match Up Coverage, Dante Bartee, Defensive Quality Control at Southern Miss, discusses concepts of Cover 3, including formation alignment, zone coverages, and strongside/weakside responsibilities.
Coach Bartee outlines the techniques used by all seven of his defensive backfield players.
Additionally, Coach Bartee details adjustments to the Cover 3 based on offensive formations, playcalling, and routes run by the offense.
Finally, Coach Bartee hosts a question and answer session on the Cover 3 defense.
Topics covered included:
- Zone Matchup Coverage
- Linebacker Responsibilities
- Secondary Coverages
- Safety Support
- “60/40” Technique
- Communication in the Secondary
- Adjustments Based on Offensive Schemes
- Defending WR Route Trees
- Question and Answer Session