This is the sixth post in our How Recognize Defensive Coverages Series.
This coverage has several names. It’s most commonly known as:
The most common way to recognize this coverage is because there will not be a safety over the top, everyone will be manned up at the line of scrimmage or within a few yards of it.
The defense may not immediately come out in a Cover 0. Sometimes they will shift into it. This is how to tell if it’s happening:
If you start seeing this kind of shift movement, the defense is rolling into Cover 0 and a blitz is coming. Make any necessary blitz adjustments to compensate.
Here are the other posts in this series: