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Another thing a limited playbook allows is a deeper understanding of the plays by the players. Some coaches don’t like to explain these adjustments to teams. We are the opposite.
To them, everything looked normal. So they discharged him the next day. The doctor basically told Amobi that if he had a headache, to take some Tylenol.
The boy revealed that it was his father, Mitchell, who had passed on that love of the sport and the Giants.
When the hip drops on a ball carrier, normally some sort of move is coming. By practicing tracking the near hip and coming to balance when it drops, the tackler is preparing to adjust to any moves from the ball carrier.
Remember, sloppiness now will lead to sloppiness on the field, too. Practicing good habits now will pay dividends when it matters the most, so don't cut corners now.
The hard part is finding a way for players to recognize this in the second or two they have to make a play on the ball. To work on this we moved to a drill that builds off the traditional guard read drill and adds a second layer to it.
The Power is a very difficult play to defend. Luckily, most teams run the play so as a defensive coordinator you can spend time each practice working the different techniques required to stop it.
Our conditioning is broken up in two phases, play sprints and then suicides. We will line our offense up and run through our Jet Sweep and Jet Power play but have them sprint 20 yards. We will switch the kids every other play.
Before you even start planning your practices and drilling your players, you'll need to check out the handbook for your specific league.
The focus is on lengthening the time that the players can concentrate and the resistance they can work against.
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