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The Bump-and-Run Boys – Willie Brown and Kent McCloughan

Critics of the AFL often cited weak defenses as the source behind the league’s very potent offenses.  Defensive schemes, they said, were weak, and secondaries, pathetic.  They fail to give credit to a particularly potent defensive tactic that was put to great use by Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders.  Dave Steidel takes a look at the bump and run.

The Bump and Run style of pass coverage is a strategy often used by defensive backs in which a defensive player lines up directly in front of a wide receiver and tries to impede him with arms, hands, or entire body and disrupt their intended route.

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