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© June, 2005
Defensive Line Pass-Rush Moves To Bring The Heat

by Tom Bass
30-Year NFL & College Coach, President Of Football Federation U.S.A., Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

A GOOD PASS RUSHER anticipates when the offense is going to pass the ball. He adjusts his stance when he anticipates a pass and concentrates on the ball. He starts moving forward the instant the center moves the ball.

Because the movement on anticipated pass plays is instantaneous, defensive linemen need to decide what pass-rush move they’re going to use before the play begins.

When defending a running play, a defensive lineman uses a balanced stance with a wide base so that he can react left or right. When he is pass rushing, however, he ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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