PatNarduzzi

Stopping the Pass with the 4-3 Over / Cover 4 Defense
by Pat Narduzzi

  • Incorporate an aggressive Cover 4 into your 4-3 Defense
  • Force bubble releases by receivers
  • Force throws to secondary receivers
  • Slow down receiver routes

With Pat Narduzzi, University of Pittsburgh Head Coach;
former Michigan State University Defensive Coordinator; 2010 Big Ten Co-Champions;
Michigan State Ranked #1 in the Big Ten and #8 nationallyin 2012 for Rush Defense

In 2010, Pat Narduzzi's ball hawking defense recorded 17 interceptions, its' highest total since 2004. Their entire secondary received All Big-Ten recognition. Coach Narduzzi's defenses are almost always nationally recognized for their excellence. Like Coach Bear Bryant said, ""Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships.""

In this instructional football course, Narduzzi presents the philosophies, principles and alignments for the 4-3 Cover 4 Defense. Now your defense can improve its pass coverage the same way Narduzzi elevated Michigan State's defense to one of the top units in the country ranking 23rd in the nation for Turnovers & Takeaways. Utilizing Cover 4 and aggressive player techniques has allowed Michigan State to become one of the conference's top defenses.

Using high quality game footage, Narduzzi teaches how to utilize Cover 4 versus a variety of formations and passing concepts. This video is a great learning tool for the intermediate to advanced level coach who wants to improve their 4-3 defenses pass coverage scheme.

Michigan State's 4-3 Cover 4 begins with corner play. Narduzzi's corners use press coverage which is unique in Cover 4. Intense press coverage will force opposing receivers into bubble releases, inconsistent routes, slow routes and will foster aggressive play by your defense. Safety and linebacker play are also covered extensively prior to coach reviewing Michigan State game film.

Gain valuable insight into coverage rules, fundamentals, keys, adjustments, and philosophies of the 4-3 over quarters coverage. Not only does Narduzzi cover a multitude of concepts, more importantly he explains why he believes so strongly in his defensive system. Narduzzi has carefully orchestrated this defensive system over 20 years and it has proven successful at every coaching stop along the way.

Get inside the mind of a defensive genius. Order now and learn how you can better defend the pass and turn your defense into a championship defense. 79 minutes. 2011."

PatNarduzzi Pat Narduzzi Head Football Coach at University of Pittsburgh

Patrick Narduzzi (born April 22, 1966) is an American football coach and former player. He is the head coach at the University of Pittsburgh. He was formerly the defensive coordinator at Michigan State. He attended Youngstown State University and the University of Rhode Island. He earned his master's degree from Miami University.

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