fter 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.

That's why for this D-Line Examples I'll be sharing five tips from Coach Tray Scott. Enjoy!!

Get to the back

When transitioning from run to pass you want to get to the back of the blocker. To do so, Coach Tray Scott teach his players to create separation, capture the shoulder and finish with a swim.

Break the wrist

After bull rushing your opponent will often hold you to prevent you from getting to the QB. That's why Coach Scott teaches to counter by lifting the weakest point on the blocker, the wrists.

Accelerate off the turn

You have less than 3 seconds to get to the QB. So after defeating the blocker’s hands, burst to the QB while turning the corner so you can affect the throw.

Tell a story

Pass rushing is all about deception. That's why it's critical to sell the inside move with the head, neck & shoulders to freeze the blocker before working back outside.

Keep a good base

When facing a base block make sure to attack your man at a forty five degree angle with front foot forward so you can reach and gather in a powerful position.

Well that's it for this week. Thank you for tuning into another D-Line Examples!

See you again next week.

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)


Sep 6, 2022
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