In a previous post I wrote about how we pick up a fumble. The other part to picking up a fumble, is how do we make one happen? The more balls that go on the ground the better chance we have of picking one up.
When we teach how to strip a football, we start with one rule – the ball carrier must be tackled first.
Securing the Tackle
Before anything else, the tackle on the ball carrier has to be secured. If we go for a strip and do not get it, and end up giving up extra yardage, it is a huge mistake.
In all of our strip drills, we make sure the tackle is secured first. While this article will not be talking about Chase & Strip drills (running a ball carrier down from behind), we stress securing the tackle in those drills as well.
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