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What is a Stunt in Football (Full Explanation and Examples)

By Coach Martin | Miscellaneous

Defensive coaches always look for ways to keep the offense off-balance.

They can’t just have every defender cover the player they line up opposite of on every play. If they did, it would be easy for the offense to design plays to take advantage of this.

Similarly, it’s not a good idea to have all the defensive linemen and linebackers charge straight ahead on every play either, as it would be easy for offensive coaches to design blocking schemes to counter this.

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Defensive End Guide for Serious Football Players (Tips and Tricks)

By Coach Martin | Football Positions

You might not think it, but defensive ends are some of the most athletically gifted players on a football field.

Many people would say that quarterbacks, running backs, and other “skill position” players on offense would take that title.

But Defensive ends have that rare combination of size and speed, to go along with excellent vision, great pursuit, and a relentless will to make plays.

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45 Football Drills for All Ages, Skill Levels, and Positions

By Coach Martin | Football Drills

Having a list of effective football drills is important for every coach.

Football is a sport that, maybe more so than a lot of others, takes a specific set of skills that are unique to the sport.

While characteristics such as speed, agility and strength are all important, there are a lot of football skills that only pertain to certain positions.

That’s why in practice, youth football teams will start by breaking players into their certain positions for individual drills.

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What is a Drag Route in Football? (Full Explanation)

By Coach Martin | Football Routes

The Drag route is a short route over the middle of the field, much like a quick Slant route.

In some ways, it’s similar to a Slant in the way the receiver will break toward the middle of the field after taking only a step or two forward off the line of scrimmage.

In some ways, it’s also similar to a Dig route, in that the direction the receiver will run is more of a straight line from sideline to sideline rather than a diagonal direction.

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