To work on decelerating into cuts, footwork, and blocking in the run game.
- Have players pair off with teammates of similar strength and size.
- Each pair will need a blocking shield.
- The DB will stand 5 yards in front of the receiver.
- On the coach’s signal, the WR will come out of his stance and begin running down field.
- The DB will backpedal with the receiver and maintain a 3 yard cushion as they move downfield.
- On the coach’s whistle, the DB will break down and attempt to get past the WR.
- The WR will chop his feet down, gain his balance, and get into a fit position, mirroring the DB and blocking him.
- WR blocking isn’t about pancakes – the key is to stay engaged, get a good fit position, and stay engaged as they chop their feet and drive the DB back.