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2v1 Flag Pull

Set up
Create a 4-cone box with each cone being5 to 7 yards apart. Players will be in three lines, one offensive and two defensive lines. The first player in the offensive line will have a football.

On the coach’s command, players will meet in the box. The offensive player attempts to get past the defenders as they try to pull a flag. Players should switch lines after their rep.

Key focus points

  • Defenders: move quickly to the ball carrier and break down when closing the gap.
  • If tackling head up, get “big” with arms out as you stay in front of the ball carrier to pull his flag.
  • Focus on the ball carrier’s belly so you don’t get juked.
  • Keep feet “buzzing” (moving).
  • Always keep ball carrier inside your outside shoulder as you have help on the inside with your teammate. Use teammate as leverage to successfully get a flag pulled.
  • Offense:
    • Use different speeds to create an opportunity to either run past defender or cut-back to pass the defender.
    • Use jukes, stutter steps, and spins when appropriate.