Thanks db. We run a 53 and 44. We normally only use only 1 safety. But this year we were discussing going with a 43 or 34 and using two safeties. Any recommendations?
man coverage can become a challenge ILB's, especially if the tight end flys. Also, if the wide out, cuts inside, wouldn't that put your corner right in the mix with the LBs? i think that could spell disaster, especially if the opposing OC sees you are in man.
consider zone coverage. i personally think that is easier to teach to kids and they know were they are suppose to be. with 3 Dbacks, each has deep thirds. OLB's have flats and ILB's have curls or ins. For LB's, if someone passes through your zone, stay with them, until they leave your zone, then let the DB take them. The only time this needs adjustments, is if you face a spread offence, with 5 wide recievers and a QB with a cannon for an arm.