Hi, this is Sean Hobson, for Expert Village.
What we want to talk about now is a little technique you can use called the hit and spin.
After our running back is the one to initiate the contact, because you always want to be
the person hitting and not the person getting hit, we want him to initiate contact and get
the defender off balance. Once he does that and gets the defender off balance we want
him to spin out and try to pick up as much additional yardage as he can. This is a good
move made famous by Barry Saunders. He was always spinning out of tackles. It also makes
it very hard for someone to wrap you up. You can always pick up positive yardage. The first
key to this play is to initiate contact first (video demo). He is now initiating the contact
which is going to make this guy stand up a little off balance. Once he initiates the
contact we want him to spin off. As he spins off he’s covered the ball up and now he’ll
tuck into the outside arm. Now that he’s free he’s going to look up the field, he’s going
to get himself squared back up and he’s going to take off up the field and try to get as
much yardage as he possibly can. (Video demo, not full speed but a little quicker than previous
demo.) There’s the hit, there’s the spin, he stays up field with good balance. It’s
a great technique to use to get positive yardage as a running back.