Catching blocks is major issue for D-lines across the nation. Rather than shooting out with aggression, D-Linemen will hitch their punch, strike with minimal force and let their opponent carve them out of their gap.
One of the most frustrating things a defensive lineman can face is letting a QB break contain. I have nightmares about this! That's why for this week's D-Line Examples I'll be breaking down how to corral elusive quarterbacks.
After having three of his D-Linemen drafted in the first round, it's undeniable Coach Tray Scott knows how to develop top tier players. Thankfully, I happened to find a mic'd up session from his time at UNC.
Violent hands are essential for controlling your opponent, getting knock back and throwing off to make the play.And Coach Marion Hobby (Clemson, Bengals & Dolphins) has an amazing progression for instilling this key principle in his D-Line.