25/50 Multiple Front Football Defense
Reviews
I have to say I love your books on the Double Wing.  I have used
them this past season here in the Swiss B league, and I have had
some very positive results.  We were able to gain respect from
other teams, and they even asked us questions about this strange
offense.  Remember, most of my guys (90%) have never played
football before, so this offense was the perfect fit.  Although we
did not win many games this season, we were very competitive.
Now I have bought your GMP and 25/50 defensive books and
love them too.  We will use the GMP as our main defense and
look into advancing to 25/50 when they all understand football a
little better.  Remember, these are adult men and not kids, but
they love the sport and they love the Double Wing Offense. They
know with more practice we will start to give it to these teams
over here and move up from the B league to the A league.  
Thanks again for the well written books, and I will keep you
informed on how they take to the defenses.
Delmus Pinkston: Head Coach, AFC Luzern Lions, Switzerland
pjnpswiss@yahoo.com

Both me and my staff LOVE the 25/50 and Gap-Man Pressure
defensive books.  We really loved the 25/50, and we are going to
run that defense in the fall. The more we talked about our kids
the more we all realized that the Gap-Man Pressure mixed with
the 25/50 are the way we have to go to be successful with
teaching the scheme.  We have a few kids who will be "great"
charging the A gaps and playing football.  Thanks Coach, you
saved our season.  (SERIOUSLY)
Juan Cotto: Head Coach, Highline HS, WA

I just wanted to give you a quick review of your book, the 25/50
defense.  I thought the book was well put together, first of all,
especially with all the alignment illustrations to different offensive
sets.  That helps clarify the alignment rules for the lb's and
secondary checks.  I am currently installing some of the base sets
into our defensive package, to give our players some simple
alignment rules from your book.  So far it has been simple and
easy for them to understand and allows them to get off on the
snap and play aggressive defense like they are suppose to.  I think
your philosophies from the book are right on, and will help us this
year.  Thanks for writing the book, and I will let you know how
everything turns out.  
Hugh Lumpkin: Head Coach, Clarendon HS, AR

I've been a football coach for 22 years in Nebraska, 14 of them
as a head coach.  What I like most about Coach McAdams'
philosophy to football is his analytical aspect of the game.  I've
never seen someone research more before publishing a book.  It's
not just theory, it's practical, proven successful experience.  He is
selling you something you can use tomorrow to turn your
program around.  His books are worth several times more than he
charges.  Try one of his books...  You'll buy all of them, I know I
did.  Thanks Coach McAdams.
Greg Hansen: Head Football Coach, South Sioux City HS, NE
I have read most of your 25/50 Defense book and am really
enjoying it.  This season, I am coaching 5th and 6th graders, most
of whom have never played before, although I have a few
returners that I can count on to come up and hit.  We only get
three practices a week during pre season and it cuts back to two
during the season.  Not much time to teach blocking and tackling
from scratch and get offense, defense and special teams in.  
Double wing will take more than 50% of the time to install, so I
am betting on the ball control to take pressure off our defense.  
While I like the 25/50, I am leaning towards the Gap Man
Pressure, as we are going to likely be outsized up front.  Plus, the
gap fire tackles give me a place to get some playing time for some
of the less athletic kids.  I saw an interview with Tony Dungee
about the "Tampa 2" where he basically said it is more of a
philosophy than a scheme.  The philosophy is basically give each
guy a simple assignment that by virtue of alignment takes away a
big chunk of their playbook and since your weak spots are
obvious, you know where they are going to try to go so practice
against that.  The Gap Man Pressure seems to fit that philosophy
well at the youth level.  If I ever wind up coaching older kids, I
will jump all over the 25/50 though.  I have been blown away by
how helpful and generous with your time that you and other
coaches like Jason Mensing have been in helping get me ready for
the upcoming season.  I will let  you know how our season turns
out.  Best of luck to  you and your team.
Bill Whiteside

I have read all of Coach McAdams' books and I have always
come away impressed by the detail and breadth of each book.  
This book is nothing less in scope or detail and is a great reminder
of how knowledgeable Coach McAdams is about the game of
football.  The 25/50 Multiple Front Defense manual is thorough
and descriptive and paints a detailed picture of how the defense
works, how it is installed, and (more importantly) how it can stop
an offense through sound fundamental defensive football. I  
highly recommend this book to anyone interested in increasing
their defensive football knowledge and looking for a twist in their
defensive schemes.
Jack Gregory              www.gregorydoublewing.com

Coach McAdams, I can't thank you enough for the help you have
given me over the last couple of years.  I realized the other day
that half of my football library are 'McAdams' books.  They have
taught me so much about offense and strength training.  Our
offense is based off of your double wing books and we have
begun to incorporate the Single wing into our attack.  Recently, I
received the new Strength Training book that simplified a lot of
concepts you presented in your first manual.  We use your
programs and it has shown on the field.  We were 5-5 last year in
our inaugural season of high school football.  This year we are
currently 5-0.  We have rushed for over 1500 yards in 5 games
and have only given up 800 yards total.  The new book on
defense (25/50 Multiple Front Defense) is a great read for
coaches that are looking to simplify your scheme (a McAdams
trademark).  We are using some ideas from that book as well in
our defense this year.  I would highly recommend anything that
Coach McAdams writes.  His books are very easy to read and
understand.  He had a wealth of knowledge regarding weight
lifting and football.  All coaches will benefit from reading his
books.  Thanks coach!!
Ray Greene: Head Coach, Citrus HS, FL
rayburn_greene@hotmail.com