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January 2012

January 2012


Protecting the Passer – Key Elements

by: Ken Wilmesherr
Offensive Line Coach, Grossmont College
© January 2012

Pass protection is perhaps an offensive lineman’s toughest challenge. It is a skill that is acquired through many hours of hard work and dedication. To be an effective pass blocker an offensive lineman must take pride and have the confidence in his ability to protect the quarterback. All pass blockers need to trust their technique. As long as they are sound in their fundamentals and technique, it should not matter what the defender does.

There are four ways to measure the success of offensive linemen in pass protection:

1. The number of times the quarterback is flushed out of the pocket.

2. The number of times the QB is hurried.

3. The number of times the quarterback is hit.

4. The number of times the QB is sacked.

When teaching pass protection, it is imperative your offensive linemen unders....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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