his past week I've been getting more coaches reaching out about how to teach run stunting to their D-Line.

So, for this week's D-Line Examples I'll be sharing a compilation of run stunt related hot tips. Enjoy!

1) Tighten your base

Tighten your base ever so slightly so can easily gain lateral distance on your first step.

2) No false steps

Avoid false stepping with your push foot. Larry Johnson teaches this by placing his foot inside the push foot of the stunter.

3) Mental weight on push foot

The key to stunting is to take efficient steps without giving any tips. So put your mental weight on your push foot to gain lateral distance efficiently

4) Angled or lateral

If you're in a head up alignment (0, 2 or 4) take an angled first step, but if your in odd alignment (1, 3, 5) take a lateral step

5) Key the adjacent blocker

Transfer your eyes from the primary blocker to the adjacent blocker to get all the information you need on how to react.

6) Cross face or chase tail

For 2-gap movement, "cross face" if the blocker comes to you & "chase the tail" if the blocker goes away.

7) U-turn vs reach

When you get a reach from your primary blocker, U-turn at the heel line so you don't get reached by the adjacent blocker.

8) Work at the same time

The whole D-Line can work run-stunting at the same time with the 4-corner slant drill.

9) Stay flat

When run stunting from a 4i technique, stay flat down the line so you can make the play on backside of zone read.

10) Dip the shoulder

To reduce your surface area and penetrate vertically, dip, rip and get skinny.

Well, that's all for this week folks. If you have any ideas for what I should post next week let me know!

That's all for this week! See ya soon!

And whenever you are ready, there are 2 ways I can help you:

  1. Learn how to develop top tier pass rushers and a lethal pass rush attack here (1,000+ students)
  2. Learn how to turn your D-Line into a block destruction machine here (1,100+ students)


Jun 5, 2022
Block Destruction

Join 13k+ subscribers receiving the D-Line Examples Newsletter

Every other Tuesday you'll receive one short actionable D-Line case study

No spam ever. Read our Privacy Policy
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

More from 

Block Destruction


View All