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PAUL ALEXANDER,  a veteran of 20 NFL coaching seasons, is currently the Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach for the Cincinnati Bengals. As a Bengals coach, he has developed four time Pro Bowl Tackle Willie Anderson and Pro Bowl alternates: Levi Jones, Eric Steinbach, Bobbie Williams and Andrew Whitworth. 

Prior to the NFL, he coached 10 years in college under three  Hall of Fame coaches including: Joe Paterno (Penn State), Herb Deromedi (Central Michigan) and Bo Schembechler (Michigan).
 

Alexander was an Academic All American football player at SUNY Cortland where he studied Physical Education and Music; Alexander holds a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Penn State.  He  has a passion for studying and developing human performance.  He also is an adult piano student at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music.

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The hardest skill to teach blockers is how to coordinate their hands, arms and hips in a fluid chain.  I've come across a neat device called the BEAR CLAW.  I like to use this device to teach blockers how to coordinate their hips and hands while keeping a base.  It's a good tool and is great for teaching this advanced level technique. 
You can purchase the BEAR CLAW at MAD ATHLETIC.   

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OLINE FOOTWORK CIRCUIT DRILL 


This drill precedes practice as an emphasis on the proper footwork that an offensive lineman uses.  It places the player in a focused technical mindset prior to practice.  It just takes a couple minutes and the players perform it on their own on their way out to of the locker room.  You can create your own circuit by breaking down the important elements of your skill.
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The COOL Clinic

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Every Spring (3rd Fri/Sat in May) "the" national clinic for offensive line coaches is held in Cincinnati. The COOL Clinic was started by Coach Jim Mcnally (Retired/NY Jets) and is now the work of Coach Bob Wylie (Oakland Raiders). 



 The tidbit on the left is part of my 2010 talk at the clinic on Performing.  During the talk, I tried to convince over 400 offensive line coaches that playing offensive line is just like playing the piano ..... except the piano doesn't hit back.