Pressuring the QB with Bracket Coverage

Jovan Dewitt

Defensive Coordinator, St. Norbert College
SNC Team Clinic


As coaches we all do a lot scouting and game plan preparation.

Then during the game we make educated guesses with our huddle calls.

However, an educated guess is still a guess and there are times every game when you are caught in the wrong coverage (or front, or blitz).

A common defensive adjustment is to call double coverages in the huddle and then picking the call that best matches what the offense lines up in (similar to an offensive’s either/or call).


However, with our bracket coverage we have the flexibility to match our coverage to the offensive formation and personnel before the snap, and then to their routes after the snap. ... To read this article, and for full access to all CLN resources, get your MEMBERSHIP NOW.