Coaching the 4-2-5 Defense
The 4-2-5 defense is one of the most popular defenses in football, because it is multiple in scheme, balanced in look, and flexible to personnel. It can fit nine players in the box to stop the run or drop eight players versus an empty set, all without changing personnel. Coaches at all levels, from Pop Warner to the NFL can benefit from the 4-2-5 defense and the various schemes it offers. In order to be successful on defense, you must have a plan. This book will outline the core components of a 4-2-5 defensive plan. While every defensive scheme has its plusses and minuses, the 4-2-5 defense is one of the most popular, because it is multiple in scheme, balanced in look, and flexible to personnel. It can fit nine players in the box to stop the run or drop eight players versus an empty set, all without changing personnel. The 4-2-5 gives coaches the chance to pressure creatively, while being simple in coverage on the backend. This book provides a detailed look at the underlying philosophy and the steps involved in implementing the modern 4-2-5 defense. The book demonstrates why the 4-2-5 is one of the most productive defensive schemes in football today. While defensive football is often considered reactive, the inherent flexibility of the 4-2-5 enables the defense to match up to the variety of offenses that a team may face, as well as dictate pre- and post-snap reads to the offense.
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