Every coach knows how critical offensive line play is to the success of his team. Teaching individual fundamental skills to linemen will help put them in position to be successful.
The following video is provided by Coachtube. The clip is from their Offensive Line Pass Protection Technique and Drills Course and features the highly regarded and former Cleveland Browns Offensive Line Coach Bob Wylie. In the clip Coach Wylie uses practice video to demonstrate the Set Drill and describes the key coaching points to make the players more effective controlling the defensive lineman.
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A description of the drill is found below the clip.
This drill is designed to help teach offensive line individual fundamentals against a pass rusher that has aligned to the outside on the offensive lineman.
This requires the offensive lineman to utilize a kick step in order to cover the feet of the defensive lineman with their feet and punch off their inside foot.
Coach Wylie stresses that is important for the offensive lineman to keep his weight on the inside half of his body as he kick steps and power steps to cover the feet of the defensive lineman. In order to get into the best possible position his ankle should be ahead of his knee and his knee should be ahead of his hip. He teaches his linemen to have their elbow in and thumb up as he uses his hand to Capture the Shoulder of the pass rusher by placing his hand on the defensive lineman’s pec. His helmet should be slightly to the inside and his center of gravity should be down the center of his body.In this position he should be able to maintain control of the defensive lineman