LB ‘Press & Cut’: Baiting Offensive Linemen


While studying TCU linebacker Paul Dawson with Eric Stoner in Sunday’s RSP Film Room, I asked Eric if he’s ever seen linebackers bait linemen in a direction the way a running back would bait opponents with a press and cut?  I could tell he had seen it, but couldn’t recall specific example.

For the hell of it, he sent me two examples of Clemson linebacker Stephone Anthony using this tactic. Here’s one where Anthony tries and fails:

“Georgia’s offensive line is really really good and patient at running their zone stuff, it’s not just their running backs,” says Stoner about the play. “Here is a ‘good’ example of him pulling it off.”

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