The goal of this drill is to get the LB’s into position as quickly as possible and watching the football. This drill is designed for a 5-3 or a 4-4 defense.
Line Backer Blitz Walk-through Drill
All players get into positions
Set up Cones to designate gaps between linemen on both sides of D-line
Coaches form the O-line holding push pads
A cut-out of a football or any object attached to a lead with numbers or colors on each side
Using a whistle to simulate start of play, first blow marks first sound from quarterback, LB’s are to rush into slots beside appropriate D-linemen. If running with 3 LB’s, MLB shoots gaps to the left or right of NG.
Since the goal of this drill is to get the LB’s into position as quickly as possible and watching the football, they have to be in their slots and yell the number/color that is showing on the cut-out within 1 – 2 seconds of the first whistle.
If the whistle blows again before they are in position and yell the number/color, they are too slow.