Defensive Line Pass Rush Moves and Technique - The spin move

David James all by David James

Tuscaloosa County High School
all football | defensive line

Call it a spin move, hump move or ice pick, the spin move pass rush technique opens up the inside rush lanes by playing off of the offensive lineman's outside moves.

This drill series starts with dummies and moves till it's working man vs man and is a simple and effective way you can teach your defensive lineman to be great spinners when necessary. As you watch this video, you'll see some linemen have this football rushing technique down and others are struggling. Hopefully, you'll be able to work these spin technique drills enough that all of your defensive linemen will be into the backfield quickly ready to make a tackle.

The Spin Move Pass Rush Technique

In order for a spin move to be an effective tool for a defensive lineman, it must be performed flawlessly, quickly, aggressively and with great strength. In other words, you will have to practice the spin move with your defensive linemen until they have the technique down cold. While the spin move isn't going to be used as often as some of our other pass rush techniques, the defensive lineman who has practiced the spin move enough to effectively add it to his arsenal of techniques, will get more sacks and be a better defender.