As linebackers, we work every day on the following fundamentals. If our players perform these fundamentals efficiently, we can compete on Saturday.
To be successful in run defense, players must replicate technique and position fundamentals thousands of times to perfect various techniques against different run schemes.
Defense to me is an action-reaction confrontation. Defense is about making the offense commit mistakes or preventing them from executing. For any defense to be sound, it must adhere to these three principles.
As more teams in both the college and professional ranks convert to the spread formations, the existence of a fullback on many teams is simply nonexistent. However, many coaches still believe in the value of a solid, aggressive fullback who can carry his team to new heights. Here are four drills to turn that fullback into a bulldozer.