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Magnum Defense Makes Offenses Stop Dead In Their Tracks

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© June, 2007

by Eric Firestone
Defensive Coordinator, Talladega High School, Talladega, Ala.

AT OUR SCHOOL, we play a base 4-3 defense. But, we also have many stems, fronts and variations out of this package, including our 4-4 Magnum. The Magnum package is effective against a variety of offenses and it consists of one front, two coverages and six blitzes. These are easy to install into your defense and many player responsibilities are the same, depending on which side of the field players are stationed. 

There are three reasons why we might use our Magnum defense, given the offensive opponent we are facing that week.

1. The Magnum puts another defens ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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