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February 2014

February 2014


Drills Report: Pursuing Perfect Ball Security

by: Steve Heck
Wide Receivers Coach • Kutztown University
© February 2014

While blocking and tackling are commonly seen as the two key building blocks of any football program, the most important fundamental of offensive football is ball security. Without possession of the ball, the offensive unit is not on the field. While that may seem like a simplistic and obvious statement, the importance of securing the football is at times an overlooked fundamental in today’s game. Ball security in its basic form is preventing and eliminating fumbles by ball carriers.

For the 2013 season, Kutztown University’s running backs did not fumble. The running backs carried the ball 245 times and pulled in 20 passes without a fumble. The wide receiver unit also did not fumble during the 2013 season. The wide receivers accounted for 257 receptions and two carries without a fumble. That is 524 total touches by the runnin....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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