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Von Miller Combines Technique & Explosiveness For A Bull Rush

Posted on July 2nd, 2020

Here you can see how a rusher who might be smaller than the guy blocking him can generate the power and bull rush an OL through te...

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TeachTape Thursday Looks At Joe Mixon

Posted on June 25th, 2020

There's so much here that makes this run successful, but the patience and understanding of the play is key. Without that, this run...

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Man Coverage And Then Some

Posted on June 4th, 2020

This week we look at Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard. Aligned in Press, he patiently waits for the WR to show his hand with the in...

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Pass Rush Tools For The Toolbox

Posted on May 28th, 2020

As a football coach, how can you help your pass rushers become even more impactful and disruptive? Add tools to their toolbox....

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Dissecting The Art Of Aaron Donald’s Pass Rush.

Posted on May 21st, 2020

You will see Aaron Donald leverage with his speed rush to set up an inside counter. He pins the guard's outside arm and then clubs...

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The Scouting Academy Dissects Linebacker Eric Kendricks

Posted on May 14th, 2020

This is critical, and not an easy thing to teach young linebackers. He doesn't JUST have to read run/pass, but he has to know what...

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The Scouting Academy Looks At Off Man Technique

Posted on May 7th, 2020

"Off Man" gives you some of the advantages a defender might get by playing zone, while still maintaining many of the pluses that c...

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Beating Press Coverage With Technique

Posted on April 30th, 2020

After he expands the Corner, he opens up a window for the curl and does an excellent job of using his upper body and lower body at...

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Run Support Corners Are A Rare Breed

Posted on April 23rd, 2020

He is landing his shoulder into the midsection of a larger WR, with enough power on contact to disrupt the catch point and creatin...

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No Release. No Route.

Posted on April 16th, 2020

Young receivers often struggle to get open vs. Press Man coverage. The reason being is that they lack a "tool kit" of ways to defe...

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Teach Tape Thursday Looks At Press Coverage

Posted on April 9th, 2020

Defenders who can play their assigned man but also play the ball in the air once it is thrown are truly rare players. Here is an e...

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Welcome The Scouting Academy & Teach Tape Thursday!

Posted on April 2nd, 2020

Please welcome The Scouting Academy. We have followed this group headed up by former NFL scout and personnel expert Dan Hatman fo...

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