Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2012 Fall Camp: Linebackers and RB's hook it up

Wildcat11 was lucky enough to get a camera on YOUR 2012 Linfield Running Backs and Linebackers hooking up to work on a finer point of the game and that's pass rush/pass protection.  When you think of running backs you typically think of, well, running the football.  However, if you have a running back that can't mix it up and doesn't understand pass protection schemes then he might as well just turn around to the QB and yell "Look out!!!!".    Having an RB that can not only tote the rock but as act as another blocker against blitzing linebackers or defensive linemen is a tremendous asset. 

On the other side of the coin, there are probably only a few things that are as much fun to an LB as getting a chance to have a free run at the quarterback.  Who wouldn't enjoy that opportunity to have an unimpeded 10 yard sprint at a quarterback who's looking down the field?  But the chances are if you don't get picked up by an offensive lineman you're going to have a showdown with a running back.  That's where you're money is going to be made as Wildcat LB.  Can you defeat the dreaded cut block?  Do you have the quicks to make an RB miss?  Or do you have the power to just blow that running back into the pocket?  Football is a team game but this drill is a great chance to show just what you can do in a one-on-one situation.

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