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For 99˘, Football Parents, Developmental League Coaches and Self-Coached Players discover how to build muscle memory with these defensive lineman drills ...

  • Stance Drills,

  • Reacting to the Snap Drills, 

  • Defeating the Blocker Drills,

  • Pass Rush Drills and

  • Tackling Drills

that professional coaches use to teach their players. 

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"Read Drill
Goal: Teach the DL to react quickly to the movement of the Offensive Lineman (OL)… Description: Set up 3 cones in a triangle about 10 yards apart. Two linemen face each other in the middle between two cones with a designated ball carrier at the third cone. The player facing the ball carrier is the defender, the other player the OL. The coach stands behind the DL signaling the direction and the snap count. On the command, the ball carrier runs in a straight line to the designated cone, while the OL blocks accordingly. The DL reacts to the movement of the OL, controls and escapes the OL making the tackle before the ball carrier reaches the cone. The defender's shoulders and hips stay square to the Line of Scrimmage (LOS), the feet stay moving and the hands/arms control and escape the OL. After the DL gets comfortable with the Drill, bring in 'real' OL and Running backs to increase intensity and speed… Equipment: 3 cones, 1 ball when run with offensive personnel."

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"Pursuit Drill
Goal: Teach Defensive Line (DL) pursuit angles... Description: A ball carrier makes lateral movement from the backfield to the sidelines, then cuts up the field. The DL moves laterally with the ball carrier until the ball carrier make the cut up field. At the cut, the DL comes in to make the tackle. In wide pursuit situations, the DL closest to the ball makes the tackle while the other DL makes their pursuit angle towards the numbers on the field. For each offensive player the DL pass, the DL pursuit angle becomes 5 yards deeper... Equipment: Ball"

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