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Attack Mentality Versus the Run Using the 4-4 Defense
Get off the ball and make tackles in the backfield
Build more explosive athletes
Use a variety of escapes to shed blockers
with Frank Chimienti, C.W. Post College Defensive Coordinator
Frank Chimienti believes that "linebackers make tackles, but linemen make tackles for losses." Aggressive players "get off the ball" and this must be drilled and developed in your football practice. To that extent, Chimienti presents the techniques and drills he uses at C.W. Post to instill an "Attack Mentality." To be successful in attack mentality football, it is essential to crowd the football. A good stance will help defensive linemen to make plays on the other side of the line. Chimienti teaches both the right and left-handed stance. The drills demonstrated include the get off drill, tag drill, the shoot drill, the defense on defense drill and the reach drill. These drills work on explosiveness to help players get off the line and get to the ball quicker. Good execution of these drills will include escapes such as the lock out, pulling the gate, open it, get underneath it, rip off and make the play. Chimienti also covers visual and pressure keys for each of the defensive linemen. The use of practice and game videotape strengthens this presentation on run progression. Each block and technique is carefully presented by Chimienti to help you gain valuable knowledge for teaching your defensive linemen.
53 minutes. 2006.
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