Tag: "line backer football drills"
We put quite a bit of stock into a linebacker’s physical abilities – strength, speed, quickness and the like. And there’s nothing wrong with that, but much more important is how they are able to transfer those physical abilities into tackles. If a player is quick physically, but slow to react in his mind to [...]
When you think of the greatest linebackers you’ve ever seen, it’s not all big hits, interceptions and fumbles that make them so great – although they’re great for the highlight reel. What makes a great linebacker, is his ability to move East and West, and combine that with the ability to move North and South. [...]
If you want a strong run defense, you need to have strong linebackers. And that doesn’t mean they have to be superstars, flying over the offensive line for a sack every play, but they do need to be ready to contain and attack the ballcarrier every single down. And while most linebackers are well versed [...]
Here are two football linebacker drills. The first drill is for offensive and defensive linemen. It is great for younger players especially to get them used to contact. The second drill is for defensive backs. Give them a try and let me know how they work for you. O-Line & D-Line Contact Drill 1. Take [...]