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August/September 2013

August/September 2013


D-Back Run Stoppers Both the Key Read Drill and Block Escape Circuit Drill will improve defensive backs’ recognition of the run.

by: Ernest Moore
Defensive Coordinator • University of Chicago
© August/September 2013

Stopping the run is one of the main priorities of any defense. In order to accomplish this goal, the defensive secondary must be active against running plays. It is important that all members of the secondary are equipped with the skills to recognize the run and then be able to execute techniques to disengage blocks.

Your secondary can sharpen their eye discipline, footwork and hand placement/combat skills by recognizing the intentions of the End Man on the Line of Scrimmage (EMOL) and being prepared to escape block attempts through drill work several times a week. The drills that have provided the most value for our DBs are the Key Read Drill and Block Escape Circuit Drills. This series of drills present the players with basic reads that call for simple responses. The simplicity of the drills will create confidence in the d....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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