Contributors

Contributors
FirstDown PlayBook opens up our vast network of professionals so that you can benefit from their experience. Our contributors come from several different backgrounds. The great thing about this page is that we can archive them so that you always have them at your fingertips. You will find help with being a sports parent, mental training and even help with strength and conditioning for your young football player. There is a lot more that goes into being a football parent or coach than the X' and O's. This page will offer you a home for quick tips about how to lift your young player when they are down. It will also help you with tempering the enthusiasm as they find success. So we are exciting to have this contributor page up and running for you. We also want you to know that if you feel that you have something to offer, please let us know!
Coaches Community Website Gets A Facelift

Coaches Community Website Gets A Facelift

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 3, 2022

Over the past ten years the Coaches Community site has become an essential tool for FirstDown PlayBook allowing us to share information....

Field Goal Operation Clutch For 4 NFL Teams

Field Goal Operation Clutch For 4 NFL Teams

by Taylor Mehlhaff on Jan 25, 2022

How many of the four NFL playoff games came down to the field goal operation this past weekend? Yes, we all know the answer is all four. ...

John Madden Documentary On Christmas Day

John Madden Documentary On Christmas Day

by FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 24, 2021

"Coaching isn’t work. It’s more than a job. It’s a way of life. No one should go into coaching unless he couldn’t live without it." John Madden...

No Right Way To Placekick But…

No Right Way To Placekick But…

by Taylor Mehlhaff on Dec 16, 2021

I tell my kickers, that there is no “right” way to kick. However, there are basic principles and fundamentals that all kickers can use....

Don’t Be A 4th Down Punting Cop Out

Don’t Be A 4th Down Punting Cop Out

by FirstDown PlayBook on Sep 3, 2021

When we hear a coach say "We are so bad at punting, we might as well just go for it every time." that is just being a 4th down cop out....

Mitch Morse Keeps Josh Allen Clean

Mitch Morse Keeps Josh Allen Clean

by will.cinelli on Aug 26, 2021

Not often you see an offensive lineman get a 2-for-1 special like this, but credit Mitch Morse for awareness and by being a great technician....

Aiyuk Adjustment With Ball In The Air Is Special

Aiyuk Adjustment With Ball In The Air Is Special

by will.cinelli on Aug 12, 2021

He expects the ball over his inside shoulder. The ball, though, is over his outside shoulder. This is how you adjust if your Brandon Aiyuk....

Fred Warner Carries A Disruption Calling Card

Fred Warner Carries A Disruption Calling Card

by will.cinelli on Jul 29, 2021

Fred Warner just got paid handsomely by the 49ers for his ability to disrupt plays as an interior Linebacker. Let's see why....

Get Your Special Teams Help In Seconds

Get Your Special Teams Help In Seconds

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 23, 2021

The Special Teams help you will find here kept us off the street many times in our thirty years of college and NFL coaching. ...

Yes, Travis Kelce Can Block Too!

Yes, Travis Kelce Can Block Too!

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 22, 2021

Travis Kelce, who's better known for his contributions in the passing game, win as a blocker. Yes, Travis Kelce can block too....

Interior Pass Rush Technique Alert!

Interior Pass Rush Technique Alert!

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 3, 2021

When a defensive lineman can utilize hand fighting techniques as well as Joseph does he is going to win lots of one-on-one matchups....

Damien Lewis Shows Us Why It’s Called A Pocket

Damien Lewis Shows Us Why It’s Called A Pocket

by FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 22, 2021

When it comes to creating a clean pocket to throw a QB's best friends are the interior OL who can stop the rush at the line of scrimmage....