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Drills Report: Tight End Run Blocking – The Reach-Scoop Drillby: Mike Barela
Tight Ends Coach Texas State University
© April 2011
At Texas State, we utilize the tight end position in a pro style offense featuring multiple formations and personnel groups. We are committed to establishing our run game to open up our passing game. I believe that an effective offense must establish the run and that the tight end can be a key component in this. Due to our commitment to the run game, I am going to focus on one run blocking drill: the Reach-Scoop Drill.
Our offense features three types of run blocking schemes – zone, man, and gap. In order to execute these schemes, we work religiously on our footwork (which can be used with any of the schemes), head placement, and hand placement every day at practice. Our footwork is broken down into three types of first steps followed by driving on the feet - lead step (6-inch forward step), slide step (6-i....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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