Reese Morgan: O-Line Coach –University of Iowa Blocking Fundamentals and drills: Handout has most of the information

3 principles: 1. Stay Square 2. Keep feet under you 3. Get on their chest Landmarks: 1. Gap Blocking= V of the neck 2. Drive Blocking= PS # 3. Reach Block= PS Armpit

Tight Reach: • • • • • •

Target=PS # 1st step relative to tech 2nd step BS Knee through crotch BS pad through target Elbows in Drive knees and finish

Drill

Drill is always done on lines vs. stationary target. Finish the block

Finish the block Blade Drill: Purpose to teach the fundamentals of the combo block Progression 1. Pad under Chin 2. 2 on 2 stationary/Stance Fundamentals: 1. foot under hip 8. 2 on 1 stationary/Stance 2.Wide Reach: • • • • • • • • • Target=PS armpit 1st step relative to tech and give ground 2nd step BS Knee @ PS foot BS pad through target Elbows in Hands under Flatten pads BS Knee Vertical Drive knees and finish Drill Drill is always done on lines vs. Hip to Hip 7. Hand Under 4. Flat Back 5. stationary target. Elbows in 3. lead step . eyes on LB 6.

9. Come off for the LB a. Finish the block LB steps one way or other When the block is 1 yard away Combo block : • Uncovered lineman checks knee of the DL o Knee comes block it o No Knee= Next Level Pass Pro Drills: Most are in the packet Long Mirror O line man faces D and mirrors him Eyes on the near point.-17 yards . Drive knees vertical (on the line) 10. Deep into 2nd level before coming off 11.