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Postby Deadskins » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:29 pm

butzadams wrote:Email me. Not SURE what you want.

I was hoping you would post a link to the article you quoted below.

butzadams wrote:(FROM AN ARTICLE):

BUGEL BLOCKING TECHNIQUE


Bugel's current and former players believe his success stems from masterful motivational skills, communication ability and teaching acumen. Returning Redskins say they have improved markedly through Bugel's emphasis on hand techniques to hinder defenders.

Last season, Thomas, a gifted athlete who is agile despite his 6-foot-5, 306-pound frame, relied on a flawed blocking method -- blocking wide, with his hands several inches apart. It left Thomas' chest open to defenders, making him more vulnerable. A lineman has more control over the defender by keeping his hands close together inside the chest area -- "tight hands," Bugel explained -- before punching out.

The Redskins also have incorporated one of Bugel's trademark techniques: the arm pump, which is used in run blocking. The lineman cocks, or pumps, his arms to his sides before forcefully pushing upward -- "like a fork lift," Bugel said -- into the defender's chest area. It diminishes the chances of holding and keeps the lineman from being passive.

"He wants us to hit 'em in the chest and make their heartbeat stop," Thomas said. "It stuns them at the line because the defense is taught to hit you in your chest, so it's better if you hit them first."

Bugel used imaginary handcuffs, teaching his players through repetition and constant reminders. Thomas, a sixth-year veteran, had previously known a similar technique but stopped using it last season because it wasn't emphasized. Samuels, who is coming off perhaps his worst NFL season, picked up damaging tendencies in recent years -- dropping his head and using his hands improperly.
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Postby butzadams » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:44 pm

Find it on GOOGLE under:

For Bugel, There's Always a Fine Line
From Hogs to Dirtbags, He Puts Stamp on Offense

By Nunyo Demasio
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, August 20, 2004; Page D01

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Postby Deadskins » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:18 am

butzadams wrote:Find it on GOOGLE under:

For Bugel, There's Always a Fine Line
From Hogs to Dirtbags, He Puts Stamp on Offense

By Nunyo Demasio
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, August 20, 2004; Page D01

Or you could just post the link. :idea: :roll:
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Postby butzadams » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:41 am

Not sure HOW to do that. Please tell me how.

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Postby Deadskins » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:17 pm

Go to the address bar of your browser and cut or copy the link, then paste it into your post. Like this:
http://thehogs.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=456420#456420
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