There are only 4 types of defenses in football.
That is a fact. Non-negotiable. Your defensive scheme is based in one of these 4 boxes…
It doesn’t matter what you run or what you call your defense. There are a limited number of gaps down there, anyway.
I rant and rave on this because of the number of misconceptions I hear about defense.
“You can’t run _____ in Youth Football”
“Nobody runs _____ anymore. You should run ”
“That defense can’t stop the _____” (followed by, “You should run ”
If you want to read more about the count, you need my Defensive Installation Manual eBook. It’s a quick read, and it’s free – along with a 3-5-3 Defense Video Playbook. Click here to get it.
In Episode 80 I also mentioned my eBook, Coaching Football’s 3-3-5 Defense. Feel free to call it Coaching Football’s 3-5-3 Defense or even Coaching Football’s 5-3 Defense to make the defense fit your own Odd 8-Man Front coaching philosophy.
If you have a defense that you think doesn’t fit what I’ve talked about in the podcast, don’t be shy! I want to hear about it. Email me email@example.com
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