The Lions actually used more single-high looks against the Cardinals Week 2. Because the slot corner sets up more towards the middle of the field, he has some linebacker-like responsibilities in a zone defense or in run support. If a zone coverage is called then the single high formation becomes essentially a Cover 3. Below is a highlight reel of Nick Collins. Coinciding with the increased use of three-receiver sets has been the rise of three- and five-step timing in the passing game.
C6 — Cover 6.
X’s vs. O’s: Attacking the Single High Safety
The GIF below highlights the assignments. If he does blitz, he does like his crossfire blitz. Dave Archibald is a native New Englander who lives 15 minutes from Foxboro Stadium with his wife and two children. C3 — Cover 3. He has completed nearly two-thirds of his passes on throws more than 10 yards downfield against single-safety coverage, and fewer than half against split-safety coverage.