The 4-2-5 Defense

There are 8 comments on the A liberal dose story from Aug 31, 2007, titled The 4-2-5 Defense. In it, A liberal dose reports that:

“You have to have seven, eight or nine to stop the run.”

A look into the defense and why it works at TCU:

Keep it simple Gary Patterson calls his philosophy behind the 4-2-5 'multiplicity but simplicity.' The Frogs look like they have a bunch of different packages but have many plays to run from their base defense. His scheme also gives less-gifted players the chance to compete. As TCU has started to land more talent through recruiting, 'the better the player and the better the knowledge, the more you can do,' he said.

Think fast Remember Patterson's postgame news conference after beating Texas Tech last season? Before the step-child stuff? 'Speed, baby,' is how TCU held the Red Raiders to three points, using five and six defensive backs. The three-safety system also keeps a fast defender on tight ends and running backs coming out of the backfield. Read more

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jjsheets

Akron, OH

#1 Jun 18, 2008
anyone know where to find a tcu playbook or a good 4-2-5 defense playbook?
pete

Litchfield Park, AZ

#2 Jul 29, 2008
jjsheets wrote:
anyone know where to find a tcu playbook or a good 4-2-5 defense playbook?
yep go to ea sports website for ncaa 09 look under community. you will see play books. click on that and scroll down to 4-2-5
Ruger

United States

#3 Jul 29, 2008
pete wrote:
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yep go to ea sports website for ncaa 09 look under community. you will see play books. click on that and scroll down to 4-2-5
With TCU's small size, they would be better with the 3-4 D. 4-4 in the MTN west isn't a good thing. But they played BYU real well. Byu beat UCLA, and AZ.
Coach S

Lubbock, TX

#4 Jan 6, 2009
Ruger I disagree with that statement.

Teams on defense with small size on their defensive line but have great speed should be in a 33 stack (3-3-5 or 3-5-3).
I See Jerks Everywhere

Hernando, MS

#5 Mar 11, 2009
That's why you guys are posting on here and not coaching at TCU
Sully

Warsaw, Poland

#6 Oct 19, 2009
hey can anyone help me out, i'm looking for a good playbook for the 4-4 defence.
Sully

Warsaw, Poland

#7 Oct 19, 2009
???
Sully

Warsaw, Poland

#8 Oct 19, 2009
ok maybe i'm in the wrong place

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