“I been knowing Coach Chuck since High School, he recruited me at Tennessee, I had a lot of fun visiting, so I know he a good dude. I also heard how good Chuck was preparing Defensive Lineman for the NFL Draft so I was happy to work with him in Orlando for 6 weeks. We worked on so many things that prepared me for everything I saw at the NFL Combine”
Through many new drills and techniques, Chuck taught me how to succeed as a pass rusher and instilled in me the belief that I could compete with anyone. Chuck is a great man and anyone who gets the opportunity to train with him should do so immediately. ~ George Coyle, Milton High School, Senior 2018
It was great learning from Chuck when I was training for the NFL Combine in Florida. He introduced me to a different way of seeing Pass Rush. when you work with Chuck you better be ready to go hard. He is a very detailed technician, focused on Vision, Get Off, Hands, Hips” it was a great experience.
“He’s lived it,” said Ford, who had his breakout season in 2016 for the Chiefs with 10 sacks. “That’s what guys like. He’s been around it. How can you give piano lessons if you’ve never played the piano? Chuck has played the position and he is so passionate about pass rush. He breaks it down where you won’t forget it. I think he’s a great addition for any player looking to take their game to the next level.”
Smith also spends training camp with the Bengals, and consults with other teams.
“We’ve had him here for four years going now in camp, and he does a good job of teaching our guys what he believes,” Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said. “He’s been here so long, we kind of inherit the way he teaches the guys. He does a great job with the finer points of pass rushing. It’s like with a golf swing. You work on little things to get more power. That’s what he does with our rushers. I have a good relationship with him and he understands what we are doing on defense. It is just part of the process to help our guys get better.”