Rising Concern - Covering with DE's Ok. There has been more and more questions as of late of weather its league for people to use their DE's to cover in pass coverage. As of now, if they move after the snap of the ball its allowed. I think the problem is guys are starting to do it when the play calls for the DE to be rushing and they are taking them and manually moving them into coverage. I personally will use a DE in coverage, but only when the play calls for the DE to do a qb spy or a zone. I never do it when the DE is suppose to be rushing. Thoughts on this situation? I think hes pretty pathetic imo and a little cheesy. I'd be all for a rule that stated if you cover with the DE then it much be a play that calls for the DE to NOT rush. Not saying we need a rule here, but it is something we need to discuss.