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Explaining Zone Coverage with The Ders!!! - Why the Redskins scored late against us.

Last week I talked about zone coverage's and specifically cover 3. This week Im going to talk about cover 3 again and try to explain why the Redskins scored late and why that should never happen.

If you havnt read my last post, you can find it here.

But a quick recap of what the cover 3 is suppose to do.

Because of the 3 deep cover guys (the safety and the 2 CBs), in theory an offense should never be able to complete a deep pass and especially not over the top of the deep safety.

As we can see in screenshot below, we are in a clear cover 3, with Patrick Chung as the deep safety.

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via i.imgur.com

and the whole play below in gif (if it wont play, click on the gif and it will open and play in another window) :

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via www.gifti.me

As you can see, Chung stops his drop and instead begin to look at RG3 instead of making sure Hankerson does not get behind him. Had Chung kept his eye discipline, he would have been in a perfect position for an interception on poorly thrown ball, but instead the Skins scored 7 points and we had to hear endless uneducated fans about how the skins figured us out (had the final score been 33-20, the tune had been something else)

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