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May 1999

May 1999


\'The Punch\'

- Using your Hands in Pass Protection.
by: Jim McNally
Offensive Line Coach, New York Giants
© May 1999

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Every snap is a hand-to-hand war at the line of scrimmage. Somewhere along the line offensive linemen have been taught that they should be passive and "take the blows," "deflect the force," or "re-direct" their defensive line opponents. I do not buy into that thought process; never have and never will. That type of thinking will get you beat. I believe that the "PUNCH" technique has revolutionized how offensive linemen are taught. Now we teach them to "go after" the DL. "Get after them first" and "strike the first lick" are now part of the standard teaching heard on virtually every practice field.

This article will give you the basics you need to incorporate the punch technique into your pass protection schemes.

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