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July 2007

July 2007


The Drills Report: Defensive Line Drills

by: Malik Hall
Defensive Line Coach, Hofstra University
© July 2007

Here are the physical and mental characteristics we look for in defensive linemen as well as our philosophy of the D-Line attack:

Physical:
• Play with his hands.
• React on the action.
• Play with toughness.
• Play the run first.
• Attack at every snap of the ball.

Mental:
• Must be violent in the trenches.
• Understands the role of a D-lineman.
• Always plays at a high tempo but is under control.
• In clutch situations, maintains techniques as well as discipline.
• Must be an athlete.

Philosophy of Attack:
• Stance: the arm is extended with a flat back and balanced weight.
• Always pursue and ‘crowd’ the football.
• Get off on the football on its first movement.
• Key the V of your opponent’s neck.
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