Sunday, January 6, 2008

Rocket Ismail: Quickness vs. Speed

One doesn't earn the name Rocket because they can push offensive linemen out of the way. Rocket Ismail earned the nickname by just being fast, and being faster than anyone else. Earning the Heisman trophy by tearing up kick returns, Rocket Ismail helped lead Notre Dame to a National Championship Trophy and now here he is telling you the best way to run through defenders. His answer Speed over Quickness. He explains:

Workout Summary:

Kick Returns
Use Speed
Catch the ball in route to running
Run 5 to 7 yards behind the wall

Punt Returns
Use Quickness
Small movements in space

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