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July 2003

July 2003


Getting an Edge on the Blitz

Emporia State University\'s 4-2-5 defense
by: Clayt Birmingham
Defensive Coordinator, Emporia State University
© July 2003

This past season at Emporia State University we finished with a 9-3 record ending our season with an overtime win in the Mineral Water Bowl. Our defense is based out of the 4-2-5 set. Our defensive philosophy with the eight-man front is to stop the run while having an aggressive blitz package. One of our most efficient blitz packages this past season has been our edge blitz game.

Emphasizing the Blitz
When teaching our blitz game to our athletes, we emphasize four main points: Two Second Blitz, Point A to B, Gap Integrity, and Reading the Quarterback.

First and foremost, each player must realize the purpose an....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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