How to break the Cover 2

The Colts defensive backs are under a great deal of scrutiny from fans who want more aggressiveness and play closer to the line of scrimmage.  It’s not that simple as Smart Football breaks down a method by which you can increase the stress on a cover 2 cornerback and safety.

The old “smash” concept — with an inside receiver on a corner route behind a quick hitch by an outside receiver — remains one of the most versatile pass plays in football. It’s simple enough that any team, whether they are a run-first team or a passing team, an NFL team or a junior varsity team, can get great use out of it.


Base concept

It is, of course, best against Cover Two: The purpose is to get a “high/low” vertical stretch on the cornerback.