Coaching The “Peel” Technique

By FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 28, 2017

When you dial up a pressure defense and you assign a defensive end to “peel” responsibility you do it because you know that the quarterback can be totally surprised  as he lets the ball go and there is a different colored jersey standing there.

However, when you call a peel pressure there are details that must be coached up well on defense or you will have the offense’s best player (the running back) running down the field uncovered with the ball in his hand.

Our latest FirstDown PlayBook pressure is called Under Saint Peel 0. It calls for the defensive end away from the pressure to peel if the running back releases away from the pressure.

Today we take you through how we coach up not only the defensive end and his peel technique but also the linebacker who shares responsibility on that running back. When you call this pressure it’s not only important that the running back gets covered but your contain rush cannot be compromised either. Watch this short video to learn more.


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