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6 Steps to D-Line Get Off\'The less you see, the quicker the reaction\'
by: Mike Waufle
Defensive Line Coach, New York Football Giants
© September 2007
My first National Football League coaching experience was in 1980 with the Los Angeles Rams. It was a spring research visit. I was introduced to Bud Carson, the famed Pittsburgh Steelers’ Defensive Coordinator. I was awed by this encounter. Bud was highlighted in a 1979 Sports Illustrated article titled “NFL Assistant Coaches: Better Than Working For A Living.” In my 29 years of coaching, although the article’s title was unusual, I have found it to be truthful. My career has been blessed with great players and coaches who have inspired me to wake up and begin coaching each day.
Bud and I had a common bond in the United States Marine Corps. He took me under his wing and began to teach me how to coach. Bud introduced me to Frank Lauterbur, his Defensive Line Coach. Frank, another former Marine, had been the Defensive Line Coach ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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