3Jersey Panther Football Inside Linebacker ABC’sStance- Power Clean (feet under hips; hands relaxed)
4Jersey Panther Football PursuitMust be a relentless attacker of the football ; inside out- “If he’s even, he’s leaving!”We are a RB read team. We read the shoulders of nearest RBSlow flow to (A-C Gap); Inside Run; PressFast flow to (D Gap); Outside Run; Mirror shoulders of RB and maintain proper pursuit angleSplit flow (RB’s cross)-Take the RB coming to you; Stay home; Scrape ; DL will spill the play to youFlow away – Get over Center and maintain IOP; take away cutbackHigh hat – (Pass)- Curl player; Run to
5Jersey Panther Football Hit and ShedMust be able to get off blocks; ½ man; Same Foot Same Shoulder = strongest position in football; must emphasize every day!Column Hit and Shed Drill3 players at a 45 degree angleLB does an up-down , then takes on two blocks and fits up the ball carrier (#3)Emphasize SFSS (Get the foot down before contact!), OALF (1/2 Man), pad under pad, and “Eyes” and “Feet” Tackle
6Jersey Panther Football TackleMust be sure tackler; “Eyes and Feet!”Tackling Drills4 corner angle tackle“Go”- “Score”3 on 1Open Field
7Jersey Panther Football Zone and Man Coverage.Zone Drops- must know coverage, alignment, and assignment Zone- ILB’s are Curl/Flat Layers; When playing Cover 2, they will carry the #2 receiver if he goes verticalMan- Jam with inside hand; take away inside; “Chew ear” of receiver; do not look for the ball until he does; Swat technique; “If you can’t win the race, don’t let him out of the gate!”—Be Physical!!!
8Jersey Panther Football ILB ABC’s cont.Blitz Technique- keep eyes on the football and NEVER stop your feet!! Take on ½ man when you can. Vs RB = Bull RushBaghdad Drill!
9Jersey Panther Football OLB ABC’s (Ram and Lion)Our outside LB’s are called Rams and Lions. They are physical players that can run. We ask our OLB’s to be able to play a nine technique (DE) and also play a Squat Corner in Cover 2
10Jersey Panther Football OLB (Ram-Lion) 9 Technique StanceWe will stagger with our inside foot up; our eyes key the near shoulder of the TE.
11Jersey Panther Football OLB Read DrillKey movement of TE ShoulderBase Block- Maintain OALF and D gap integrity; Do not run up field; keep shoulders square and feet on LOSReach Block- NEVER get reached!! ; Live reach drill;Down Block- Squeeze the down block; look for FB or Pulling O-Lineman coming at you. Get head inside (SFSS) and your foot down before contact; Come flat down LOS and “TRAP the Trapper!” ; make the ball bounce by causing a train wreckFlow Away- You stay—Stay home for counter/reverse/ or bootleg; be as deep as the ballShoulder retreats- contain pass rusherRead Drill
12Jersey Panther Football OLB (Ram-Lion) Squat TechniqueWe ask our OLB’s to play flat coverage in Cover 2Stance- cocked power clean stance reading the last man on the LOS (the OT or TE will give us our run/pass read)Alignment- 5 x 1 yards outside of #1 receiver unless receiver has an extra wide split (bottom of the #’s), then we will line up inside to take away the slant while using the sideline as an extra defender
13Jersey Panther Football Ram/Lion ReadsIf he reads run from last man on the LOS, he will be a contain run support. He has pitch vs option.If he reads pass, he will carry #1 receiver on a vertical route for yards. He uses an alley run technique where he remains square to the QB while turning his hips and run. His eyes go to the #2 receiver. He will run with all wheel routes. If QB rolls away, you must roll over the top with him.
14Jersey Panther Football Bracket TechniqueAgainst opponents that have a tremendous threat at WR, we will ask our OLB’s to bracket #1. This technique emphasizes our- ”If you can’t win the race, don’t let them out of the gate” philosophy. Our Ram or Lion will beat up their receiver with Safety help over the top.
15Jersey Panther Football (Show LB Drill Tape)LB Play In the 3-3 Panther Stack AttackDave Jacobs, HFCJersey Community High School(217)