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© August, 2009
MULTIPLE COVERAGES FROM A COVER 4 PACKAGE

by Chad McGehee
Defensive Coordinator, Parkview High School (GA)

At Parkview High School, we are a 4-3 defense with a multiple cover 4 package.  The things we try and do well are to be gap sound, to be in the right fits, but most importantly to eliminate the big play.  We work repetitively with our front 7 on proper alignments and the proper “fits.”  We are not as multiple in fronts because we feel that it takes away from reps of being in the right fit, particularly from the linebacker position.  If you watch us practice you will hear the term “fit” used a lot.  We want to make sure our players understand where they fit on each play and do it a lot through the week.  So the front 7 will work these fits over and over.  Our secondary is a total separate unit from the front in many ways.  The secondary has been given one very important assignment “keep the ball in front of you!”  We want teams to beat us by ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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