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Lines of Communication

Joe Madsen

Communication. It's one of the key concepts for any unit that has to work together to achieve a goal. But hidden underneath that simple 13-letter word are a myriad of factors that contribute to a successful result.

For a football offensive line, the first steps in building that rapport is talking with each other to learn what each person is seeing. Next comes making the correct blocking call for the play against the defensive front that's presented. And finally, it's moving to a state where all of that is done with as little verbalization as possible. One of the linchpins in the communications network is...

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