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In this video, Tyvis covers what Defensive Backs need to do when they are playing Cover 3 and facing 2x2 alignment. Here’s what you should learn:
Cover 3 Defense is when each Cornerback is responsible for the entire third of the field on their side of the ball and one Safety is responsible for the middle third of the field.
Initially, Cornerbacks should align in press-coverage, slightly inside of the Receiver. As the Quarterback begins the cadence, the Cornerback should bail out of press-coverage away from the Receiver.
When the ball is snapped and you are playing Cover 3 vs 2X2 alignment, the Cornerback needs to take two shuffle steps and keep a 60/40 balance between both Receivers if they both stay vertical down the field. This will allow you to make a play on the ball regardless of who the Quarterback throws to.