Drills & Fundamentals

Drills & Fundamentals
FirstDown PlayBook consists of football coaches who have worked in the NFL for many years. We understand the importance of football drills & fundamentals. Yes, we have taken a different approach by starting with plays and schemes but there is an endgame. One that you will like. FirstDown PlayBook is adding Coaching Tools to your “Find a Play” area on the website. We are going to be filling you in with much more about this over the course of 2022. We just wanted to point it out to those of you who are becoming accustomed to the “Find a Play” dashboard. Coaching Tools is an area that will open up many areas for you and us on FirstDown PlayBook. This area will be used to branch out into tools that you need as a coach. We are now offering an area where you go to for offensive templates as well a defensive templates. This will also be an area where we begin to share drills by position with you. The reason we are mentioning this here os that from time to time we update you about this right here. The FirstDown PlayBook Drills & Fundamentals category will keep you updated on our position drill installs.
Kpassagnon Recognizes Reacts & Retraces Vs Raiders Screen

Kpassagnon Recognizes Reacts & Retraces Vs Raiders Screen

by will.cinelli on May 27, 2021

The Chiefs Tanoh Kpassagnon completes this tremendous effort play vs the Raiders screen play as he recognizes, reacts and then retraces....

Aaron Donald. Nuff Said.

Aaron Donald. Nuff Said.

by will.cinelli on May 20, 2021

Every so often, it's good for us to watch the best players on tape. Best player? Did you mention Aaron Donald?...

Giants’ Thomas Shows Great Transition Vs Speed To Power

Giants’ Thomas Shows Great Transition Vs Speed To Power

by will.cinelli on May 13, 2021

The pass rusher elects to convert speed to power and try to knock Thomas back into the QB. Thomas sinks his hips to absorb the contact....

Rookie NFL Receivers Will Need What Justin Jefferson Has

Rookie NFL Receivers Will Need What Justin Jefferson Has

by will.cinelli on May 6, 2021

In this clip, watch Justin Jefferson create separation by running a double-move that leverages some veteran route-running tricks. ...

Have A Plan B Pass Rush On The Way To The Sack

Have A Plan B Pass Rush On The Way To The Sack

by will.cinelli on Apr 29, 2021

Elite NFL defensive lineman like Kansas City's Chris Jones react quickly to what's happening and figure out a plan B on the fly....

Youth Football Communication at The LOS

Youth Football Communication at The LOS

by FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 17, 2021

Communicating is hard. When you do it while in a three point stance and sweat is running down your nose it's even harder....

Showcasing Arik Armstead’s Double Swipe Pass Rush Move

Showcasing Arik Armstead’s Double Swipe Pass Rush Move

by will.cinelli on Apr 15, 2021

Note how Arik Armstead's hands work in conjunction with his feet. The double-swipe doesn't slow the rush at all....

TeachTape Thursday Features Michael Onwenu

TeachTape Thursday Features Michael Onwenu

by FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 8, 2021

As he's striking the hip of the lineman, Onwenu also gets his eyes up to the linebacker. This is a critical part to making this block....

Kickoff Coverage Stack & Fold Technique

Kickoff Coverage Stack & Fold Technique

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 19, 2021

One of the things you will learn if you coach football long enough is that there are a lot of different ways to say the same thing. What is important is that you say it the same way to ...

Teach Tape Thursday Looks At Press Coverage

Teach Tape Thursday Looks At Press Coverage

by will.cinelli on Apr 9, 2020

Defenders who can play their assigned man but also play the ball in the air once it is thrown are truly rare players. Here is an example....

Tight End Hot Route Fundamentals

Tight End Hot Route Fundamentals

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 4, 2020

Sometimes it is a case that the tight end doesn't understand he is hot. Other times the tight end knows he is hot but the technique is poorly executed....

NFL Coach & 3 Time Rose Bowl Winner Jim Hueber Talks Goal Line

NFL Coach & 3 Time Rose Bowl Winner Jim Hueber Talks Goal Line

by FirstDown PlayBook on Nov 6, 2018

Few things are more frustrating than driving the length of the field to get three shots at the end zone from the one only to come up empty on the goal line. ...