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Next Gen Cover 3 Zone Beaters

The plays below do an excellent job of beating Cover 3 Zone for a touchdown.

Playbook: Carolina Panthers

Formation: Gun Trips

Play: Slot Corner

Setup:

  1. Motion the B/circle receiver to the left
  2. (Optional) Put him on a slant or a drag

Reads:

  1. The primary read on this play is the A/X receiver deep

Overview: Make sure to run this play when you are on the left hashmark.

Playbook: Carolina Panthers

Formation: I Form Close

Play: Drag Wheel

Setup:

  1. Put the B/circle receiver on a streak
  2. Motion the tight end out to the right
  3. Put the X/square receiver on a streak
  4. Do whatever you want with your running backs

Reads:

  1. Your primary read on this play is the B/circle receiver deep, lead pass to the sideline

Overview: Make sure you run this play from the left hashmark.

Playbook: Carolina Panthers

Formation: Gun Bunch Offset

Play: PA Dig Fork

Setup:

  1. Hot route your X/square receiver to a smart routed out route
  2. Put your RB/R1 receiver on a streak route
  3. Block your running back
  4. (Optional) Double team the outside most pass rusher on the left side of the screen

Reads:

  1. Your main read on this play is the B/circle receiver deep against cover 3. Lead pass away from the safety

Overview: This play works best when run from the left hashmark. It works against any kind of cover 3 defenses with or without zone drops enabled or protect the sticks.

Playbook: Carolina Panthers

Formation: Gun Bunch Offset

Play: Double Post (Version 1)

Setup:

  1. Hot route your X/square receiver to a smart routed out route
  2. Do whatever you’d like with your RB and TE
  3. Hot route the B/circle receiver to a slant route and motion him to the left. Snap it right before he gets set (See the video for timing)

Reads:

  1. The primary read on the play is the RB/R1 receiver deep against cover 3. Lead pass up the field.

Overview: Run this play from the left hash mark when you are expecting cover 3. It works against default cover 3 or if your opponent shades underneath or over the top but it will not work against zone drops or protect the sticks.

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