Slide Protection Schemes and Technique
Part I: 3-Step Passing Game

Ken Wilmesherr
Offensive Line Coach, Grossmont College

Depending on defensive personnel, defensive structures, blitzes, dogs, line stunts, slants, twists, and personnel match-ups, it is important to incorporate half and full-line slide protection schemes into the three and five-step passing game.

Slide protection is a zone protection scheme. This means we donít chase defenders.

It is imperative that offensive linemen are very efficient when they execute the slide protection scheme as it relates to the three-step or five-step launch point of the quarterback.

In part one of this article will cover the key points of slide protection as it applies to the 3-step passing game. Part two will cover 5-step slide protection. ... To read this article, and for full access to all CLN resources, get your MEMBERSHIP NOW.