Follow Us on Twitter       

XPress Defense: Proven Strategies For A Smothering 4-2-5 Spread Defense

Back  |  Printer Friendly

© August, 2006

by Gino Arcaro
Head Football Coach, Niagara Community College, Wellend Ontario, Canada

IN OUR FOOTBALL reality, the key to a defensive system is:

    Creating a base concept, not just a base formation,
    Spreading the base, making it wider and more mobile, and
    Merging the “spread” and “base” concepts to form a third component.

Diagrams 1 to 3 illustrate this 3-way transition that involves a flexible base as a foundation, then widening it with mobility — and finally — merging the two concepts into an effective defensive strategy.

DIAGRAM 1: Base Concept.

DIAGRAM 2: 4-2-5 Concept.

DIAGRAM 3: Merged Concept.

...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
Subscribe today!

   User Name    Password 
Password Help
Current Subscriber first time here? Click Here to set up your password.
Subscribe now and get Gridiron Strategies Digital magazine PLUS get INSTANT unlimited access to over 10 years of back issues including over 1000 articles and 3000 diagrams ONLY available at Subscribe Now

Subscribe online or call 800-537-4271 and get your password today!

Home |  Magazine |  Back Issues |  Shopping |  Subscribe |  Contact

Girdiron Strategies
PO Box 14041
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
p. 561-355-5068

Copyright 2022, Gridiron Strategies
a division of
AFM Media, LLC.
All Rights Reserved.