Defensive Line Pass Rush Technique Drill


To develop good feeling and automatism for the different pass rush techniques


Have DL pair up facing each other in a 2-point football position, designate one row as the pass rushers and the other as pass blockers. Call the technique they should use (bull, rip, swim, …) and the side they should pass the blocker. On command the pass blockers drop back like anoffensive lineman, and the pass rushers close on them and use the correct technique to pass them. On the whistle they reset, with changed designations.

This drill can be done with or without pads (without pads it’s a good prepractice warm-up routine).

Coaching Points

  • Since this is not a physical drill, hand quickness and correct technique is most important.


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