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Coaching Football's 46 Defense (The Art & Science of Coaching Series) Paperback – May, 2000
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Two big positives to talk about though, which may make the book worth getting anyway: the defensive line section is outstanding and presents a simplified set of rules and teaching points that could be helpful for any defensive line coach using shaded / gap control alignment. Second, the section on pattern read cover 3 is very good and applicable to just about any defense.
Things start out poorly in the first chapter: the authors go into to the history of the 46 defense, showing multiple alignment diagrams ranging from "classic" 46 which has the S, W and strong safety aligned differently than their version, to the double eagle to various 4-3 looks. But they *never* stop to give even a basic overview of what their specific 46 defense alignment rules are! Granted, you can put the pieces together as you read the book, but this is a glaring omission right out of the gate.
There are also mistakes that should have been corrected in the second edition (Coaches Choice). For example, in the explanation of rules for single coverage, the authors say that they label the dual wideouts X & Y, then go on to describe the rules for determining X & Y in a variety of formations. Later in the rules portion the Sam is given the rule of covering the TE, who is labeled the Y receiver (which is normal and what I would expect). So the original paragraph was wrong and should have labeled wideouts X & Z.Read more ›
This book is a step by step guide on how to use the 4-6 Defense. It details every position. It covers why the 4-6 Defense works so well. This book has a great section on how to play and hide the coverages the defense is in. And it also covers how to stop the option. Any team that runs the option against this defense is crazy.
If you like to blitz this book is for you. However, stay away form the DVD/VHS you will not like it. Let us just say it is not up to the same level as the book.
I recommend this book for almost all levels of coaches. (not pop warner) Sorry!!!!
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Very good presentation of position skills required for this pressure defense.Published 14 months ago by Donald
Well written book by a football coach for football coaches. Section on defensive line play is outstanding.Published 24 months ago by Peter Mcmahon
Excellent book. Well written. Easy to understand even for the novice. Even if you don't run a 46 defense, a great resource to have.Published on March 24, 2014 by Dave
You can really gain a clear understanding of the 46 defense. The Ryan's know their defensive schemes thorough and throughPublished on December 24, 2013 by gron4u