lb2sBy The X&O Labs Staff



With the defensive line covered in last week’s report, this week we turn our attention to the interesting results provided by Linebacker Coaches as part of our Self Scout Your Career survey.



With the defensive line covered in last week’s report, this week we turn our attention to the interesting results provided by Linebacker Coaches as part of our Self Scout Your Career survey.

As we mentioned before, survey is still ongoing (if you or your staff hasn't taken it yet, check it out here), we wanted to share some of the insight that the surveys have unearthed. We also recognize that while many of you have already taken one survey from selfscoutyourcareer.com, you likely have not seen the results of the other 10 surveys. In addition to the Linebacker Coach Research Report you are currently reading, we will also be releasing our Running Back Coach Research Report this week.

Here are a few of the highlights you will find in the graphs and questions contained in the Linebacker Coach Survey results below:     

  • 67% of linebacker coaches say they spend the majority of their individual time on their players "block recognition/block destruction."
  • 55% of linebacker coaches told us that they teach their players to key the offensive lineman for their initial, pre-snap read.
  • 46% of coaches are teaching their backers to use the push/pull technique to get off of blocks.
  • Hand placement / use of hands was chosen as the most undercoached areas for linebackers.

Check out each of those questions and their responses below and see how the information compares to the your team. As always, we would love to hear your thoughts on the data presented in this report. Please feel free to share your opinions and thoughts in the comments section below.

**Note: The data shown below is the current information from our ongoing study. It will likely change over time and as that happens, we will be sure to keep you apprised of the trends as they become apparent. Again, if you or your staff has not already participated, or if you want to just take a different survey (you can use the same email address without a problem) please CLICK HERE.


1. Which element of linebacker play do you spend the most amount of time on during practice?

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2. Primarily, what do you use as your pre-snap key as it pertains to your inside linebackers?

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3. In your opinion, what is the most under-coached aspect of linebacker play?

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4. Which of the following is the most important physical skill you can teach your linebackers to possess in order to be successful?

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In addition to the questions above, Linebacker coaches that completed the survey also provided interesting insight into the following topics:

  • How much practice time are you given on a daily basis to work with your linebackers?
  • Which element of linebacker play do you spend the least amount of time on during practice?
  • Which of the following is predominantly your base structure in regards to your linebackers?
  • Primarily, what do you use as your pre-snap key as it pertains to your outside linebackers?
  • Which of the following most closely resembles your post-snap methodology when teaching your linebackers their responsibilities in the run game?
  • Which of the following block destruction techniques do you feel is most effective for linebackers at your level against the run game?
  • Which types of coverage do you primarily have your inside linebackers be responsible for in the pass game?
  • Which types of coverage do you primarily have your outside linebackers be responsible for in the pass game?
  • Which of the following is most similar to your teaching methodology as it pertains to instructing your linebackers how to blitz?

 

For access to this information, you can either click here to take the Linebacker coaches survey and receive your own, instant results or you can log in to the Insiders