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Most offensive lineman have no problem with the straight up drive block – but adjusting to the defensive line’s alignment, forcing them to pull out the reach block for example, can be confusing and tough to execute properly. Instead they’ll block as if the defender was head up, when if they’re lined up to one [...]
As an offensive lineman you need to be ready guard an arsenal of defensive moves; finesse, power, anything at all – they have to be ready. That’s why in my practice plan I like to spend a good amount of time practicing on blocking specific moves, teaching players where the points of weakness are in [...]
There are three pressure points in our arms, and learning how to use these joints to create leverage against a blocker can be a huge advantage for any defensive lineman. The following defensive football drills are simple, and easy to practice – you only need a willing partner and enough space that you can both [...]
Building a strong, wide base is one of the most important fundamentals for any good defensive lineman. Without good leverage, it doesn’t matter how strong or fast your lineman are – they’ll be quickly and easily dealt with by the offensive line. That’s why one of the first defensive line drills we start with stress [...]
We call this drill the Modified Sumo drill due to the similarity with sumo wrestling of trying to get the opposition out of the ring. It swrks great for coaching fundamentals because it allows us to give immediate one on one feedback on technique.