The purpose of this drill is to teach the proper set for an offensive lineman against defensive lineman lined-up in all different formations.
How it Works:
For this drill you will need all the offensive linemen and all the defensive linemen. There will be one offensive lineman taking on three defensive linemen. The coach will call out the cadence and stand where the quarterback would normally be so the players have a reference point for where to attack / protect.
Before the drill the offensive lineman will get into his stance. The defensive players will line-up opposite the offensive lineman. One defender will be head-up on the offensive lineman, one will be on his outside shoulder, and the final defender will line-up on his inside shoulder.
When the coach calls out the cadence the defender on the outside will rush. The offensive lineman will set and punch the rusher and use the short set, kick set, or power set (depending on the defender's alignment).
Once the first punch is done, then the outside rusher will stop and the middle rusher will go. Once the punch is done on the middle rusher then the inside rusher will go.
The coach should make sure that the offensive lineman is using proper footwork and is employing the proper blocking technique. The offensive lineman's feet should stay should width apart and the offensive lineman should initiate the contact without losing his balance or his position.
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