BANJO

What is BANJO?

BANJO meaning pass-defense technique; definition fuzzy; seems to relate to two defenders covering two defenders according to a pre-arranged rule like, “I have whichever one who goes out, you get the one who goes in;” Tom Bass says it is when two defenders cover one receiver and divide the coverage between in and out or short and deep; may be used to deal with two receivers who come off the line close together then one breaks in and the other out crossing paths to hinder straight man coverage; having both such receivers break in or out tends to screw up the banjo plan

 

reference: John T. Reed: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL TERMS