Varsity Dual Pass Protection Rules

By FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 19, 2019

Coaching the offensive line is arguably one of the most important positions on any football coaching staff. Yes, the offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator will normally be the first two hires for a new head coach. We say this with apologies to the special teams coach for obvious reasons but that is another blog for another time.

Almost immediately after becoming the offensive coordinator, a good football coach is going to either have his offensive line coach already picked out or they will be in a desperate search for this individual. Good offensive coordinators understand that it is not just the fact that this coach will dictate  much of the toughness needed to play up front. It is much more than that.

The offensive coordinator understands that this coach is going to be a big part of keeping the quarterback protected. The coordinator also understands that it doesn’t stop there. The offensive line coach must understand how to protect the quarterback and do it in a way that allows the coordinator to get the number of receivers out to the side he needs them.

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In order to do this, your offensive line coach needs to understand defensive secondary coverages. We dive into this a little deeper with our coaching video today as we talk about your Dual Pass Protection section in FirstDown PlayBook.

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