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Vol VI 2015

Vol VI 2015


Coaching the Blitzing Linebacker Learning the proper progressions, techniques, and then drills for a blitzing linebacker will improve his performance on game day.

by: Kyle Schenk
Defensive Coordinator Malone University
© Vol VI 2015

Attacking with linebackers and slanting the defensive linemen creates an opportunity to be unique and aggressive. Blitzing linebackers creates opportunities to change the defense into an over or under defense after the snap. When this is done with the 3-3-5 stack alignment, there is flexibility to match offensive numbers or be balanced at all times. 

What makes a linebacker effective in a swarm and strike defense?

Recruiting linebackers to fit your defense takes great attention to detail in both the tangibles and the intangibles. To find the tangibles of a great linebacker, there are six tests used for every potential scholarship player. The tests are the 20-yard dash, pro agility drill, and broad jump along with their height, weight and wingspan. Film evaluation is an important tool, but when paired with the testin....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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