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The Scrape Tackle Drill© June 2011
By Ross Pennypacker, Linebackers Coach
There are a lot of answers to the question of what makes a good linebacker? One may answer that a good linebacker must be able to run well. Another person may answer that a good linebacker must have the ability to diagnose plays. Another may answer that a good linebacker must be able to have the strength to defeat blocks. All of these answers are correct, but I find the best linebackers are usually the ones who can make plays around the football and tackle ball carriers to the ground.
At Bucknell University, we have integrated a variety of tackling drills that teach our players the fundamentals of tackling. Like most teams, we will do a tackling circuit, pursuit drills and other various exercises to simulate goo....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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