I don’t believe in teaching my players the right way to lose a play. So I don’t teach my guys to screw their shoulder into the ground when they’re getting the snot kicked out of them on a double team.
That doesn’t make my way right or wrong, but it’s important to understand. You defeat a double team by defeating one man, not two. And if you’re starting on our Defensive Line, you better be able to defeat one man more times than not.
Taking on double teams should be a point of pride for any Defensive Lineman. In today’s Quick Clinic, I’ll talk about how to make it happen.
In this episode I mentioned Rex Ryan’s book. It has a fantastic chapter on Defensive Line play that is worth every penny, no matter what you run: Coaching Football’s 46 Defense.
There’s also my Defensive Line Key Read Drill video. You can get access to the full video series here. (Watch the first video on that page, the sign-up will come up at the end)
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