Breaking the 4-2-5 Defense
Offenses are always looking for a new way to attack your defense. Today’s listener question looks at a one of those new ways. Find out how to defend the Counter Read Play with your 4-2-5 Defense using a 1-high Cover 3 coverage.
It comes down to knowing your run fits. The umbrella run fit concept is something that we talk about all the time. This is the simplest way I’ve found to coach up run fits.
Do you need to break the umbrella just to defend counter read? Are you forced to make significant changes? Well, it does cause a problem. Find out the adjustments you need to make when you listen to this show.
Adjusting to Defend the Counter Read Play
You can make simple adjustments in your defense to defend the counter read. Take away the quarterback keep and still be in position to shut down the counter on the give.
The counter read play is a great spread option football play but we’ll see how the 4-2-5 Defense using a coach simple philosophy still keeps you in perfect shape to shut it down.
Learn how to spill the football, get the free safety down in the alley, force the play and take away the quarterback read so that your defense is able to shut down the counter read in the spread option offense.
Where to Go From Here
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- Learn the Umbrella Run Fits for any defense.
- A recent Football Coaching Podcast did a deep dive on the Counter Trey including Counter Read.
- Get the basics of the 4-2-5 Defense System from the Football Coaching Podcast in Season 7, Episode 00.