Many defensive coordinators cringe when they think about blitzing. Why? So many times, blitzing results in having to play Cover-0 or man coverage behind the blitz. Sometimes, more talented teams can zone blitz – but even then, they’re giving up grass and using players who don’t normally have to cover the pass. Because our box players are independent from our secondary, our 4-2-5 blitz packages allow us to stay fundamentally sound without changing the rules of coverage for our secondary players.
Today’s passing offenses are getting tougher to defend by the game. Here’s an in-depth look (with diagrams and teaching points) at how one team utilizes quarters coverage, combined with clearly defined set of secondary reads and keys, to help defend the front side against Pro-Set, Twins and Trips Formations.