Complete Linebacking-2nd Edition
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Learn from a legend. Lou Tepper, coach to more than 20 NFL linebackers, including 3 Butkus Award winners, has created the most in-depth book ever written on football’s most important defensive position.
In Complete Linebacking, players and coaches receive a clinic on fundamentals, presnap keys, and techniques used by inside and outside linebackers in specific defenses, including the 32, 31, 52, 51, and 33. Coverage includes 4 key linebacker diagnostic tests, 44 drills to improve linebacking skills, presnap communication, relaying defense signals from the sideline, and special practice and game grading systems to evaluate and maximize performance.
The authoritative guide on playing the position, Complete Linebacking is a must-have for any linebacker, head coach, or defensive coach in today’s fast-paced, ever-evolving game.
Part I Linebacker Profile
Chapter 1. Physical Qualities
Chapter 2. Linebacker Intangibles
Part II Fundamentals
Chapter 3. Hit and Shed
Chapter 4. Pursuit
Chapter 5. Tackling
Chapter 6. Zone Coverage Skills
Chapter 7. Man Coverage Skills
Part III Presnap Activity
Chapter 8. Seconds Signaling the Defense
Chapter 9. Seconds Presnap Information
Part IV Techniques
Chapter 10. Linebacker Technique Terminology
Chapter 11. 32 Technique
Chapter 12. 31 Technique
Chapter 13. 51 and 52 Techniques
Chapter 14. Hawk Technique
Chapter 15. Middle Linebacker Technique
Chapter 16. 5 Techniques
Chapter 17. 7 and 9 Techniques
Chapter 18. 3-3 Gold Medal Defense
Chapter 19. 3-3 Techniques
Part V Teaching and Learning
Chapter 20. Teaching Style
Chapter 21. Practice Organization
Chapter 22. Linebacker Grading
“Lou Tepper’s knowledge and ability to teach and coach the linebacker position is OUTSTANDING! He is considered one of the best at any level!”
Sean Payton-- Head Coach New Orleans Saints
“This is perhaps the most comprehensive position book ever written, and Lou Tepper is one of the best to have ever coached the position.”
Grant Teaff-- Executive Director American Football Coaches Association
“Lou Tepper is one of the best teachers and defensive minds I’ve ever worked with. His coaching point of ‘see a little, see a lot, see a lot, see a little’ defines the details and focus in his coaching. Winning is in Lou Tepper’s blood. As you turn each page you will become closer to helping young men reach their goals. Enjoy learning linebacker play from one of the finest in football.”
Jeff Quinn-- Head Football Coach State University of New York at Buffalo
Signaling Calls to the Defense