The 4-3 Over – Smoke Mid Zone 2 is the Cover 2 version of the 4-3 Over – Smoke Mid Zone. The play is designed to get pressure between the A and B Gap from the middle linebacker and left outside linebacker.
4-3 Over – Smoke Mid Zone 2 Defensive Assignments
|Weak Defensive Tackle||WDT||Rush|
|Strong Defensive Tackle||SDT||Rush|
|Left End||LE||Hook Zone|
|Right Outside Linebacker||ROLB||Hook Zone|
|Middle Linebacker||MLB||Blitz (B-Gap)|
|Left Outside Linebacker||LOLB||Blitz (A-Gap)|
|Right Cornerback||RCB||Right Flat|
|Free Safety||FS||Deep Zone Right 1/2|
|Strong Safety||SS||Deep Zone Left 1/2|
|Left Cornerback||LCB||Left Flat|
Note: positions and assignments are from defensive perspective.
The 4-3 Over – Smoke Mid Zone is a zone blitz concept that sends five defenders after the quarterback. Don’t expect to get inside pressure with this defense without making some type of pre-snap adjustments. The pass coverage is solid with four defenders playing underneath coverage. Both flat areas are covered by the cornerbacks. The safeties play 2 deep coverage. Verticals passing concepts such as 4 Verticals will destroy this defense if the quarterback has time to pass. Watch for deep outs and corner routes as there are not defenders dropping in the curl to flat zone areas on the field.