Xs and Os: The Double-High Safety Defense (Cover 2)

Now that the Green Bay Packers presumably have two capable safeties roaming the back end of the defense in Morgan Burnett and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, defensive coordinator Dom Capers will probably be playing more cover 2, which is a staple at all levels of organized football. The cover 2 is a necessity in modern football […]

Xs and Os: Introduction to Zone Defense

Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers brought the zone blitz defense with him when he was hired in 2009. Despite playing less zone blitz in recent years in favor of traditional man-to-man blitz packages, the Packers still utilize a fair proportion of zone coverages. This article will look at some of the basics of […]