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October/November 2011

October/November 2011


Drills Report – Building Pocket Awareness

by: Mike McCarty
Offensive Coordinator Holmes Community College (MS)
© October/November 2011

We believe that pocket awareness is one of the most important quarterback skills to develop. I did say develop. We don’t believe that most people are born with the ability to stand in the pocket and wait for people to run into them. We spend fifteen minutes a week during the season working on pocket awareness.

On Monday, we spend five minutes re-enacting the pocket awareness situations that the quarterback should have handled more efficiently from the previous game. On Tuesday, we use five minutes of our individual time on pocket awareness. The last five minutes is used during Friday’s practice. We speed through all of our pocket awareness drills with great tempo to simulate game speed.

We’ve put together a group of drills that will enhance the quarterback’s ability to avoid the pass rush. We implement these drill....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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