A good defensive line makes up for a lot of other holes on defense. As the first level of defense, the defensive line can make everyone else on the field better, if they are prepared to play. Coach Johnny Jernigan of Tulane University, currently the defensive line coach at the University of Louisiana Monroe, details the underlying factors that encompass his defensive line philosophy, as well as the basic steps involved in his weekly preparation routine for the defensive line.
Among the topics covered:
- Having a comprehensive defensive line philosophy
- The five power points of the stance
- Stance, alignment, and keys
- Teaching releases
- And more!