While the post on this route is a little different, the biggest coaching point on this route combination comes down to the out route.
Cover 4 has become a common coverage to combat the spread to run style of offense.
There’s a great reason for this, Cover 4 is a great coverage. When Cover 4 is run correctly it takes away the threat of four verticals while also allowing the safety to come down and play the outside run.
When defending the spread the defensive game is all about numbers, and the Cover 4 allows a defense to win this battle.
With that being said, every coverage has a weakness.