Defending Power I-Formation in the 4-2-5 Defense | QC Episode 187

Can you adjust your 4-2-5 Defense to defend the Power I or Wishbone Offense? Yes, and it’s pretty simple.

Great question today for the JDFB Quick Clinic on defending 32 Personnel formations with a 4-2-5 Defense. Specifically, how to handle off tackle runs and outside sweep plays with compromising either one.

In fact, it’s all built into the foundation of the defense. It comes down to having each defender do his job, and then knowing how to adjust from there. Pulling the right levers. 

And yes, this episode turned into a bit of a rant. 

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