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March 2008

March 2008


The Drills Report - New Mexico Linebacker Drills & Techniques

by: Osia Lewis
Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach, Univ. of New Mexico
© March 2008

Our defensive package is the 3-3-5 out of which we execute multiple fronts, stunts and blitzes. I will talk about the two types of man technique we use in our package: blitz technique and over technique. The focus will be the key coaching points that we emphasize each day.

Man-To-Man Pass Defense

There are two types of man-to-man pass techniques that we use. Our linebackers will play a cautious man-to-man when they don't have help in the deep zones. We call this Blitz Technique. When our linebackers have deep help they can play more underneath and aggressive. This is our Over Technique. We drill and practice both every day.

1-Blitz Technique (Man)

A. Align normally for the defense called. Don't give it away but try to have inside position as your responsibility.

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