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Dante Bartee - The Secondary: Setting the Overall Backfield to Align & Defend the Spread


In The Secondary: Setting the Overall Backfield to Align & Defend the Spread, Dante Bartee, Defensive Quality Control Southern Miss Golden Eagles, outlines his coverage philosophy and schemes to defend modern spread offenses.

Coach Bartee discusses formations, alignments, and techniques in the secondary, for both cornerbacks and safeties.

Additionally, Coach Bartee illustrates how to defend specific offensive formations and play-calling.

Finally, Coach Bartee reviews game film to demonstrate these coverages.

Topics covered include:

  • 3 x 1 Coverages
  • “Flood Coverage” Concepts
  • Defending Specific WR Routes
  • Adjustments Based on Offensive Formations
  • Secondary Coverages – Man/Zone
  • Position Specific Techniques
  • Pre-Snap Alignments
  • Handling RPO’s
  • Game Film Review
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