Welcome to Install 8: The IMFB 4-2-5 Defense. Below, you can see a list of FREE articles on the 4-2-5 Defense. You can also find links to a FREE podcast on the 4-2-5 Defense. The links will be live as soon as the content is ready! Every week we will be rolling out another part of the 4-2-5. The full defensive manual will be available onPatreon.com as exclusive content ($5.00/month). There you can access chalk talks, chalk wars, cut-ups, and the PDF manual for the IMFB 4-2-5 Defense.
We’re going to take a look at controlling the line of scrimmage down at the goal. Many teams, even spread teams, will close down their look and add Tight Ends at the goal. We’re going to look at how to defend against 32 personnel.
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First, the main article for install 8 on the 4-2-5 Defense which is coming out 12/24 for $5.00/month subscribers to our Patreon.com account. This includes a full install manual in PDF format as well as a chalk-talk video and cut-ups from the 2015-2016 seasons.
We’re going to take a look at “spread” formations, and how we adjust to 10 personnel in 2×2 and 3×1 sets. We can use a variety of methods including cover 3, split-field robber 4, and even a 3-4 robber 4 look called “Stack”
We’re going to take a look at more pro style formations, this time defending 20 personnel. Keeping to the plan we can keep our IMFB 4-2-5 defense in “Miami” or adjust to “Hokie” against 20 personnel. To Hokie or not to Hokie…
We’re going to take a look at the pro style formations, ie defending 21 personnel. Keeping to the plan we can keep our IMFB 4-2-5 defense in “Miami” against 21 personnel. However, there are many checks we can make depending on what’s hurting us the most.
One of the first things we teach in our 4-2-5 is how to align to our 20/30 personnel Tiger formation, which is a Diamond Pistol formation. I think every high school should worry about defending against themselves first and foremost. Our first scrimmages are all Dawgs O vs Dawgs D, as is every Monday during the season. I picked this method up from Bill Castle the legendary Lakeland High School (FL) head football coach. He wants to compete and get good at what he does in camp, spring football, and every Monday during the regular season, and so do I!
I asked some fellow coaches and college players about their mid-season adjustments. I was looking for anything from practice plans, to schemes, to staff changes, maybe a new play or a new coverage. Here’s what I got:
We started working on punt every day of practice instead of once a week when we had punts taken back on us two weeks in a row. We changed alignment and aiming point on punt.