"To begin, let’s look at a staple single high coverage in the Capers playbook. He calls it Cover 7. Why is it called that? I really don’t know. What I do know is that each team and coach run similar things but call them different things. For instance, a high school team may call their defense a 5-2 while at the professional and college level it will most likely be called a 3-4. What it’s called isn’t as important as to how the scheme is implemented and what a coach has his players do within the given scheme. What is Cover 7? Well, to sum it up, it is this: 4 men rushing the QB with the intent of having the weakside OLB rush along with 3 other men, a safety that will always cover the middle of the field, and the corners locked up man to man on the X and Z receivers wherever they align."