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Vol VII 2015

Vol VII 2015


Having a Dominant Defense at the Point of Attack – URI uses a four word progression every snap to maximize the play of their defensive line.

by: Joe Coniglio
Defensive Line Coach, University of Rhode Island
© Vol VII 2015

URI uses a four word progression every snap to maximize the play of their defensive line.

Coaching a defensive line to be dominant is based on consistency in coaching. The players standard of performance begins and ends with their coach. We believe if players don’t understand their assignments, we need to change the way they are taught. Consequently, if drills aren’t showing up on tape, the drill needs to be adjusted. There is no such thing as “dumb players”, just different types of learners. It is our job as a football coach to get them to reach their potential. Most players know where they want to go, but don’t know how to get there. That is what we are for.

The defensive line is the most physically demanding position group in football. Therefore, we must train our players in a high intensity, focused....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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