Coaching the Strong Safety in the 4-2-5 Defense | QC Episode 169

The Strong Safety is a Hybrid Defender in the 4-2-5 Defense. How do you adjust your coaching to get him ready?

The Strong Safety in your 4-2-5 Defense may need to wear a lot of hats, depending on the coverage package you choose. 

He might be just a Linebacker, or he may truly need the ability to play as a hybrid defender running in man coverage with slot receivers.  How do you plan for and prepare a player like that? 

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