Adjusting the 5-3 Defense to Spread Formations | QC Episode 182

Many Youth Football Defenses are geared toward stopping the run. How do you adjust when teams spread you out?

OK this question goes all over the place. We’re talking about the 5-3 Defense against the Beast Formation. And against a Double Formation. There’s a lot happening here. 

We’re also talking about keeping it simple. Having a philosophy. Not changing your defense. Having principles within your defense that adapt to absolutely any Offensive attack. Really, that last one is everything going on in today’s episode. 

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