Alignments, Reads, & Techniques of Front 6 in the 425 Defense
One of the beauties of the 425 defense is the divorced front concept. The 4 D-linemen and 2 Linebackers are completely independent or divorced from the back 5 defensive backs. This podcast talks about the unique alignments of Rick Stewart’s READ & REACT 425 Defense.
The four down linemen in the READ & REACT line up head up in 4, 0, 4 technique alignments. Although they initially are lined up the same as a 3-4 defense, their reactions, and techniques are the same as a traditional even front once the ball is snapped.
Rick Stewart has been a high school head coach for 18 years and has used this defense to take four losing programs to the playoffs.