How do you get your Offensive Line to block longer? That’s the big question Offensive Line coaches are always trying to solve in your run blocking indy’s.
And it’s the question we’re answering this week on the JDFB Quick Clinic. How do you get your Offensive Linemen to stay engaged in the block as long as you need?
There’s two parts to this answer. One is in teaching your Offensive Linemen all phases of the block.
First step, position step. Second step, strike. That’s where we get the pop. The movement. Put the defensive lineman on his heels.
Third step is a gather step. Get the feet under you. That’s where sustaining the block starts. You can’t sustain a block if you just “FIRE OUT!” and “BLOCK SOMEBODY!”
That’s not coaching. That’s just yelling dumb stuff from the sidelines.
On the third step the blocker gets his base underneath him. Wide base. Quick feet. Keep the defender covered up.
Then you look for the finish. As soon as that defender turns his attention somewhere else, you finish him!
In Episode 73 of The Joe Daniel Football Quick Clinic, I’ll talk in depth about how to help your Offensive Linemen sustain blocks as long as they need to.
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