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Offline DumCoach

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Found this drill
« on: August 10, 2017, 09:27:13 PM »
I used to teach this technique to my DT's back in the early 90's when I ran a 5-2.  I still use it today in my Killer Bee.   I did a film demo of it back in 2015 but found someone else had also filmed it and posted it on YouTube the same year.  He calls it "Push-Pull", the same thing I called it although I actually learned it under a different name. 

I didn't coach it the same as this coach does.  I only grabbed cloth with the "pull" hand.  I did not limit my player to pulling with just the inside hand (Although I do pull with just the outside hand in the Killer Bee.).  For most anyone, you always pull with the hand away from the runner. 

I did not coach rotating the hips and "following through".  The runner will already be by you in the time in takes to do that.  I taught to pull and catch the runner as he goes by.  Here's how the other coach taught it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWCT-xHDGRs

Again, my technique is far faster and more violent, allowing the 8 year olds I taught it to on my own film to throw their blocker on the ground, first try.  I'm not sure why this coach taught it this way.  Perhaps he was using it as a pass rush?

But it's very useful to a two gap defender.
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Re: Found this drill
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 09:37:47 PM »
Our kids do that automatically on D.  They learn it because we teach basically the same thing on O-Line except from chest-to-chest rather than with the arms extended.  And we don't throw the guy, we put him down, ideally.  So they learn it on O, and face it on D, and therefore use it on D, and therefore face it on O.

We try to turn every defender into a 2-gap defender, so that aspect of it ties right in.
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Re: Found this drill
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 11:07:52 PM »
He's teaching it as a pass rush move here.  Push/Pull, then dip and rip with the inside arm.

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Re: Found this drill
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 11:16:09 PM »
He's teaching it as a pass rush move here.  Push/Pull, then dip and rip with the inside arm.

Understood.
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