We’re going to take a look at “spread” formations, and how we adjust to Empty Sets in 3×2 alignment. We can use two main methods against the Empty set jokers that are our Stack and our Hokie fronts.
Against empty, depending on the goal of the team, we can stick to our even front and run Hokie robber 4 in a split-field coverage.
As you can see, we’re robber’ing the trips side playing the SAM over the #2. His responsibility is the flat, while the CB has that off and inside leverage for wheels and verts. The safety then plays the apex (6 off and between #3 and the EMOL). On the 2 receiver side, the CB plays outside leverage and 5 off the #1, while the safety plays stacked at 5-6 yards off the #2.
We can also call Stack if we’re looking to squash RPO’s, screens, 5-outs, and arrows. In Stack we can double robber their #2 threats on each side of the split-field coverage. Our strength aligns to the trips and for our D-Line they slant to the trips.