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June 2014

June 2014


Put the Block On – Block circuit drills and one-on-one punt rush drills can increase your chances of blocking a punt.

by: Robby Case
Special Teams Coach, University of Minnesota-Crookston
© June 2014

Blocking punts takes not only personal belief and courage, but training and a good scheme to get the right player free to the punter. We teach the techniques necessary to properly block punts. We also practice different drills to train players to use those techniques plus a few scheme adjustments to try to get players free to the punter. I always tell the players that I want volunteers, not mercenaries. Mercenaries are people you hire to do a job; volunteers do it because they love it.
Punt Block Philosophy

The only time we use the term punt “return” is when we are referring to the opposing team. We always speak to our guys about our punt “block” team. We try to set that mindset from our first meeting and make it very clear we are going to come after almost every punt we see. As a side note, I name every special teams unit t....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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