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© December, 2007
Putting Holes In A Zone Coverage Starts With Executing The Proper Drills

by Steve Heck
Wide Receiver Coach, Albright College, Reading, Pa.

WITH THE EMERGENCE of the spread offense at both the high school and college level, many defensive coaches are turning to zone coverages to contain these four- or five-receiver sets.

Eliminating the “big play” has become a top priority for defensive coordinators who scheme against the spread offense. But, these same coaches are aggressive by nature. They still want to pressure the quarterback and force the quick, short throw.

So, your offense needs to be ready for this new breed of defense. While running rou ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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