Offensive Line Tips: Pass Blocking

Give your quarterback ample time to make a play by securing the pocket and halting defenders.

Buying your quarterback time can lead to more completions and ultimately a successful drive.  When pass blocking as an offensive lineman, you want to have a good wide base with your hips sunk down and knees bent so you’re in an athletic stance. Your elbows should be in tight with your hands in front of your body. Your head should be back with your eyes up, scanning the defense to identify the defender you will be blocking.

When the ball is snapped and you start your block, you want to have short, choppy steps and punch your hands into the defender as you step. Stay balanced and strong to help move the defender in the direction you want them to go.