Date of Award
Master of Science
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY
The defensive secondary has fee come harder and harder to play# Hot that passers are necessarily throwing any straighter, nor the receiver catching any better# but most of the best passing teams have gone to ball control type of passing game*, willing to take a five to ten yard gain and not trying to hit the home rim so often as in the past, since the philosophy has always been to knock down or intercept the long ones and tackle the short ones# this means that to successfully stop the passing game# a team must drop back part of its containing portion of the defense that they count on to combat the running game and try to knock down passes.
All football coaches know the importance of good defensive secondary play. Once a runner or pass receiver breaks past the line of scrimmage# the secondary must stop him to prevent a touchdown. Many fine studies have been made concerning the man-for-man phase of secondary coverage and those In the profession have profited Immensely by the contents of these studies. But it has been the feeling for a long time that there is a need for more Information concerning zone coverage for high school teams.
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Washington, J. D. (1969). A Comparative Study Of Current Coverages Used In The Defensive Secondary Of Texas Of The University Interscholastic League. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/1186