3 WAYS TO AVOID GETTING JAMMED


The first thing you can do to avoid getting jammed is have a plan. If you can understand what a DB is going to do and what his responsibility is based off of his pre snap alignment you will be able to structure a plan off the line. If a DB is inside shade, know that he is trying to take away the inside. If he’s outside shade, know he most likely has help over the middle. When you understand why he’s playing you a certain way, then it makes it that much easier to come up with a release to use! You should have about 5-6 releases for every game that all look similar and they are all based off of the different looks DBs can give!

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The last way you can avoid getting jammed is by understanding range. So the two releases that really highlight this are the step back release and slide release. When you are facing an overly physical DB you don’t want to be in a spot where he can get hands on you and still maintain his base. You want to slide to open space or step back to open space(not too far) to where if he is going to get hands he has to come at you, then we make our decision to avoid or just to go. It’s all about setting traps with the range of your releases.

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