This post is the first in our six part series on recognizing defensive coverages.

Cover 2 is a 2 safety defense where the safeties split half the field. In cover 2, the corners typically will play a zone coverage (funnel corner), where their responsibility is to re-route the receiver they line up against into the middle of the field where they have support from the safety above them.



Key identifiers for Cover 2:

  1. 2 Safeties over the top
  2. Corners lined up outside of the receivers (usually 4 yards up,  1 yard out)
  3. Corners are locked into the quarterback

Here are the other posts in this series:

Wide receivers may also want to study these 3 other videos:

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