Why I Took the Hands Out of Blocking Run Plays | FBCP S05 Episode 04

It’s a slight technique change for blocking run plays. But it worked. Here’s the How and Why on the shift to shoulder blocking.

A few years ago, I came to the realization that something had to change in the way we teach blocking run plays on our Offensive Line. We needed to take out the weak link.  

Those adjustments had huge benefits. We’ve got to a shoulder blocking style – but not exactly like old Wing-T Offense or Veer Option blocking you might have seen.

This isn’t revolutionary. But a lot of coaches have asked about the adjustment to our run play blocking. So here it is!

Show Notes

  • Coach Lew Johnston’s blog at http://coachlewj.com
  • Watch video of shoulder blocking in it’s very early stages: https://fast.wistia.com/embed/medias/evfw55q5by