Linebacker Coach Research Study

Jul 6, 2013 | Program Development, Self-Scout

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, 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.