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4 Keys to Covering the Back Out of the Backfield

One of the most menacing things to defenses over the last few seasons has been the running back’s involvement in the passing game. If you’re playing a ton of zone, he becomes a check down that runs for first downs. Play him man to man and with one wrong move he could ...

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Dynamic Duos: Troy Vincent & Bobby Taylor

Sometimes you just have to go hire guys to help you out with a problem. No this is not the beginning of the script to a mafia movie but back in the 90’s the Philadelphia Eagles, along with the rest of the league, was getting hit mob style by some guys from Texas. To handle ...

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3 Things Great DBs Must Have

So you want to be a great defensive back right? Well, as I have told you in countless articles on this site, it’s going to take some hard work. Playing DB is not easy but the thrill that comes with the success one achieves by mastering the position has few equals in the fee...

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3 Ways to Become A Better Safety Instantly

There’s nothing like a quick fix right? We live in an instant society where we are just not used to waiting for things. As such, coaches and teammates don’t have a lot of patience when your play is not at the level it should be. If you are a safety that wants to get b...

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As a DB Play to Your Strengths

Football is a bit of a game of war. In war there are many strategies but the the major strategy is to attack where you have an advantage. The same is true when you are playing defensive back. That first paragraph was kind of vague wasn’t it? Let me clarify. Many times I wat...

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Important Tips on Catching the Ball for Defensive Backs

Playing defensive back can get complicated.  There are so many things for you to think about.  What’s my assignment?  What’s my technique? What’s the down and distance?  What’s their personnel?  What’s the formation?  Lost in all of that is one...

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In A Coverage Slump? 4 Ways to Get Yourself Out of It

Being a defensive back,  especially a cornerback can be much like a batter in the game of baseball.  Sometimes you are really on point and other times you are off.  While being on point 30% of the time is good in baseball,  it’s definitely not as a cornerback or safety ...

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You Had Great Coverage So Why Didn’t You Turn Your Head Around

Amateur fan and professional coach alike will tell you that one of their pet peeves when it comes to defensive backs is not looking for the football.  There’s nothing like a guy being in a player’s hip pocket and having the wide receiver catch the football for no rea...

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80% of Where You Go Wrong at DB Can Be Traced to Your Eyes

It has been a long off season.  One of the longest on record.  Many defensive backs have lost their spring training,  spring football or Offseason Training Activities (OTAs).  This has left many to be out on their own training themselves.  While doing so,  there’s one...

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