Pulling and Kicking Out: The Keys to Success

Pulling and Kicking Out: The Keys to Success

Being an Offensive lineman is tough. We don't get to score touchdowns, we don't often get chosen as homecoming king and we seldom get our names put in the newspaper or called over the loudspeaker, save for holding and false start penalties. The game pays us off in a much more subtle way, and its almost never an immediate payoff.

Our version of the game winning touchdown run is the explosive pancake block, or a dominating drive block that blows a wide-open hole for the ball carrier to run through. The opportunity to make such plays aren't presented on every play, and when they do come around they aren't always presented as sure bets before the snap even happens. 

Pulling to kick out is a rare situation that you can be sure that you'll get that opportunity. 

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