Defensive Line One on One Read Drill


The purpose of this Defensive Line One on One Read Drill is to work on and automate the correct reaction to the different blocking attempts of the offensive linemen.

Description & Coaching Points

  1. Coach gives direction to Offensive Line
  2. Defensive Linemen assume their proper stance
  3. Coach “snaps” the ball
  4. Get off on snap with correct foot
  5. Take a six inch step. Don’t stand up!!
  6. Get off at a good pad level
  7. Read the helmet direction of the offensive lineman
  8. Use your hands, lockout


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These Defensive Line One on One Read Drills are contributed by ©2007 Leon Criner (✝️ Nov. 14, 2014), at the time Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator and Jimmy Sims, at the time Assistant Professor of Health & Physical Education / Head Football Coach at Los Angeles Valley College – The Los Angeles Valley College Monarchs played then in the Western States Conference, now in the SCFA, Southern California Football Association.