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Blocked! 10 Essentials to Master in Blocking a Puntby: Dan Weil
© December 2006
Blocking punts can make a key difference in winning a game for you. Not only do punt blocks give you a better chance to score on your next possession (or perhaps even on the block itself), but also they provide a boost of confidence for your own team and represent a psychological blow for the opposition. We talked to two coaches for their views on the details of blocking punts: Dave Ungerer, special teams coordinator at University of Alabama, and Jim Schaak, special teams coach for Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.
1. Find players on your team who can get to the ball.
“You need players that can and know how to have a feel for blocking punts,” Ungerer said. “You have to evaluate you own players. Obviously you w....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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