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6-2 Defense (Coaching Guide With Images)

By Coach Martin | Football Defense

The 6-2 defense is a very popular alignment for youth football teams. Because most offenses in youth football are run-heavy, defensive coaches counter by putting extra players along the line of scrimmage.

They sacrifice a linebacker and member of the secondary to have an extra man at the typical point of attack.

This defensive alignment utilizes what are known as two wide tackles in addition to the four traditional defensive linemen.

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