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© August, 2004
2-Bail Coverage Blankets Receiver Routes, Disguises Schemes And Offers Zone-Bli

by Tim Schaffner
Defensive Coordinator And Defensive Backs Coach, Garden City Community College, Garden City, Kan.

2-BAIL COVERAGE is a combination coverage that we’ve used successfully in our defensive scheme.

2-Bail refers to the bailing technique used by the cornerbacks. Prior to the snap, a CB is lined up head-on with the wide receiver, and on the snap, the CB “bails” and reads the release of the No. 2 receiver. In other words, the coverage is 2 and the technique is bail; hence the term, “2-Bail.”

2-Bail is a hybrid coverage for us. It combines the strengths of traditional Cover-2 and Cover-4 packages. 
We’ve taken many of the ideas and concepts from other defensive schemes over the years and tweaked them to fit the needs and abilities of our players.

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