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June 2010

June 2010


The Color Drill: Helping Linebackers & Defensive Backs Maximize Their Drops

by: Rob Senor
Head Coach, Shaker Heights High School, (OH)
© June 2010

Over the years our defensive staff has successfully identified areas our defense needed to improve on. After identifying these weaknesses we have the ability to think of some innovative drills to help our players improve in the specified areas. This past season we identified that while getting into their zone pass drops, our linebackers and defensive backs were not reading the backfield action and the quarterback.


In order to improve in this area we came up with our ‘Color Drill.’ In this drill we have a coachstand directly behind the quarterback as he gets into his drop (whether it is a straight drop or a rollout). As he begins to set, the coach holds up a colored card. He holds it directly above the quarterback’s helmet until he releases the ball. At the conclusion of the play the coaches will ask a specific defensiv....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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