What’s the difference between a strong side and weak side linebacker? What makes a great pass-rusher? How do you blitz successfully? Archbishop Murphy standout linebacker/defensive end Josh McCarron, who is signed with Virginia, joined the On The Line podcast with Addison Wong to talk about how he approaches playing linebacker, experiencing the wake of Murphy’s controversial 2017 season, tips on navigating the recruiting process and the key to blitzing.
“It’s that time as a linebacker when you get to just pin your ears back and go crazy,” said McCarron, one of SBLive Washington’s Top 30 D-linemen in 2021.
Wong is a sophomore at North Creek High School and aspiring broadcaster who started a high school sports podcast in the greater Seattle area. Guests span a wide range of sports and issues, from gymnasts, to dancing, to lacrosse and standout football players such as Federal Way’s Ronald Davis III, North Creek’s Koli Faaiu.
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