Never Having Any Doubts:
The Fundamentals of Playing WR, Part II
Wide Receivers Coach, Saginaw Valley State University
RECEIVER PRE-SNAP COVERAGE READS.
1. Man Over
A. ALIGNMENT - Cushion, Hard, Press
B. LEVERAGE - Inside / Outside
2. Is the Middle Open or Middle Closed?
3. MAN or ZONE
A. Assume it is MAN Coverage first on passing plays.
B. Assume it is ZONE Coverage first on running plays.
C. If Zone: is it 2, 3, 4 Deep, Combo, etc.
4. Knowing the coverage will help:
A. Receivers to get proper route and blocking releases.
B. Sight Adjust Reads (make your BLITZ calls).
5. DO NOT focus on only the BALL or the COVERAGE.
A. Look at the ball, coverage, ball, coverage; SEE the snap. ... To read this article, and for full access to all CLN resources, get your MEMBERSHIP NOW.