Linebacker Four Basic Guard Keys by Movement

LB 4 Basic Guard Keys By Movement Drill

Reduction ReadsIllustration of Linebacker Four Basic Guard Keys by Movement

In a reduced alignment, your linebacker reads are now strictly fullback and near back. On the snap of the football, the linebackers will take their freeze step and react to the back’s initial movement when a run comes to them. When initial movement is away from your linebackers, they will double free step to secure counteraction, then react to the back’s movement.

Illustration 2 of Linebacker Four Basic Guard Keys by Movement

Basic Back Movements

A running back’s movement is determined by the angle of his running route. A linebacker’s flow is broken into 2 types of movement- slow flow and fast flow. The different angles will affect their reactions.

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