Just wanted to get some advice from my fellow football nerds. I am switching from DE to LB this year. Last year around this time at the combine I was only 180 lb's but since I was overweight in highschool I played RG,RT, and DT. So somehow I ended up making the practice squad as a severely undersized DE. After the first couple weeks of pads I made the 53 man roster and ended up starting like 5 games on special teams ending with (1.5 tackles on kickoff and almost one sack lol). I had gotten up to 215 lb about 2 months into the season (summer season) but it was not exactly muscle and obviousIy I lost a lot of speed. I did also get to play a series at Defensive end in one non-conference game against the Racine Threat where I almost got that sack but the guy got a holding penalty and squandered my fortunes lol. (I'll add game film for critique if I can figure out how to get it off of Vimeo.com, its free to view there I was #54) Ive been doing Insanity for the last 40 days or so and I feel really fast so I was scared I probably cut down to 198 or something, went to the Doctor and boom 209.3 so I managed to keep most the weight I put on last year but Im getting pretty beasty and ive alwasy been quick for a lineman but I feel fast right now... Mainly my question is if you guys know any tips on how to be a badass linebacker or if any of you maybe played some college or highschool ball. I know the basics that Ive picked up like watching whether the O lineman is leaning backwards or putting his weight forward translating into whether they are running or passing. I know you always want to take your first step downhill and to meet the fullback in the hole as hard and as fast as possible. The thing Im completely lost on is that Ive never had to cover someone a day in my life. Only like when I was little playing ghetto ball lol. I know that mainly I want to jam TE's and hit WR's comming over the middle, but when can I and cant I touch them. I can bump them up until like 5 yards or something? and Im having a little difficulty in the pass coverage drill we did in the offseaseon because its hard not to turn your back to the QB when you have to break on the ball. Any tips would be like gold if you guys have any input.