Blocking is a base fundamental that you must learn in order to play the game of football. Games are won and lost on blocking and tackling. You can’t truly love the game without appreciating a great block. Great wide receivers are more proud of the touchdown-springing blocks they make than the acrobatic catches.
The goal of every pass blocker is to strive to trust their technique. As long as they are sound in their fundamentals and technique, it should not matter what the defender does.
Whether you’re coaching a power back who muscles the ball across the goal line or an ankle-breaking open-field specialist making defenders miss, you’ll improve their game with this great new book by Tim Horton, running backs coach at Auburn University.
No matter the level of competition, the following four drills are excellent teaching tools and will ensure that your offensive linemen stay fundamentally sound and technically precise enough to execute the blocks you need them to make within your offense.