4-2-5 Defense Alignment Adjustments | QC Episode 164

Does your 4-2-5 Defense Alignment have to use shaded Defensive Linemen? Can they play head up?

The 4-2-5 Defense is a great front for Youth Football, and today’s question comes from a 12u coach looking to make some adjustments to his current 4-4 Defense.

And of course, I had to go on a short tangent about the 4-4 Defense vs 4-2-5 Defense alignment.

But after that’s over, we talk about the Over Front vs Heads Front. Do you need to play in the more traditional 5-1-3-6 alignment (or 5-2i-3-6)?

Take a look at how you can utilize head-up alignments in your 4-2-5 Defense. And why slanting Defensive Ends might get you in trouble.

This was a response to a listener question sent by email. You can send in your questions for the JDFB Quick Clinic by messaging me on Twitter @footballinfo or sending an email to me at joe@joedanielfootball.com.