Why is the 4-2-5 Defense becoming more popular? It offers versatility, varied fronts, making it hard for the quarterback to get accurate reads. The 4-2-5 Defense also has been proven to be effective against the spread offense. This article will focus on five reasons to consider using the 4 2 5 Defense.
The ability to keep things simple, the 4-2-5 uses a basic four man front that allows for multiple defensive plays that are difficult for the offense to read. The simplicity of this defense doesn’t depend on a strong Mike linebacker or outside linebackers, instead the 4-2-5 defense relies more on the strong safety, weak safety and two inside linebackers.
* Second Reason*
Relying more on the strong safety, weak safety and two inside linebackers the defense is more versatile and able to adjust to the formations and or motions shown by the offense.
* Third Reason*
Using a five man secondary makes it easier to disguise the defense. With five men in the secondary, the defense can make it appear to have eight to nine men in the box, making it more difficult for the quarterback to get an accurate pre snap read.
A five man secondary puts more speed on the field. With more and more teams running the spread offense the defense needs to answer with sped and the 4 2 5 defense supplies the needed speed.
Whether a zone or man to man coverage is called the 4-2-5 can keep the offense off balance. Using the base front, the D can put more men in blitzing position or appear to be blitzing, making it more difficult for the offense read the defense.
In conclusion, if you are thinking of changing defenses, the 4-2-5 brings more speed and versatility to the field and has been effective against the spread.
There are several 4-2-5 coaching videos that can show you why to use the 4 2 5 defense.