Continuous movement to crush to pocket. Make the QB move off of his set-upspot.
IMPORTANT POINTS PERTAINING TO THE PASS
You should be triggered by ball movement. Ball first, then man. Never sound!2.
Continuous rush. Pressure is the single biggest aspect of football. Always attackhalf the man and then be ready to counter back if the offensive man over-compensates.3.
Attack Blocker With Hands
Hands make contact first. (Battle is won by the quickest extension of the arms),head and shoulders are always secondary to the hands and arms. Go throughyour man, not around him.
Accelerate away from the blocker and through QB
Never stop feet during rush. You must go upfield, not sideways to make your move, then accelerate. Try to out-run your shoulders.
Skim Grass. Do not use high-steps or you will be a one-legged player. Usequick feet and arms and you will be consistent in crushing the pocket. Alwaysfinish your rush.
Passer’s Arm Action in your Direction
If QB is looking in your direction and his hand separates from the ball, get your hand or hands up as high as possible without leaving the ground in order toobstruct his vision downfield. If you have to jump, go straight up and spike theball with both hands.
QB Leaves the Pocket
If QB breaks out of the pocket, use correct pursuit angle and tackle him at thecorrect cut-off point. Remember, we want to flush him, run him down, and punishhim!
PASS RUSH PROGRESSION