When pass blocking it is important to remember that it is an aggressive block. You must push with your hands and punch out into the defenders chest in three step pass protection.

 

For an inside rusher (usually a player head up or on the inside shoulder), it is important that you step inside with your inside foot on the snap of the ball. As you take this step, both hands should come up to the center of your chest in position to fire out and stop the charge of the defensive player. Next, shuffle across the formation and follow your man and punch again if necessary.

 

For an outside rusher (usually a player lined up on the outside shoulder or wide outside), the first step should be a kick step back with your outside foot and a slight turn of your body to the outside of the formation. Once again, as you take this step, both hands should come up to the center of your chest in position to fire out and stop the charge of the defensive player. Next should then shuffle back off the line of scrimmage.