Engage two. Get two players on you before passing the ball, thus always passing to a 4-on-3 advantage. It is useful to think of “engaging” two defenders rather than getting “married” by them. When you engage two, you are still able to get the ball to all four of your teammates. In a “marriage,” your options are cut off by the defensive pressure, and you cannot exploit the 4-on-3 advantage. You want to take the ball to the defenders but be prepared to make the pass before they have a chance to control you.
From Dick’s book Stuff
Here’s a clip of him talking about the same stuff.