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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3 Things You Need to Do to Improve Your Off Man Coverage

Press man has been the rage for about two decades now.  Talk to a young cornerback and he’ll tell you that if you don’t play press man as a cornerback then you are faker than a $2 bill. Ask any cornerback with some experience though and he’ll tell you a real co...

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Two Hand or One Hand Jams in Press Man?

I often get asked this question about press man coverage.  “Coach do you prefer two hand or one hand jam in press man?”  My answer initially is typically one people don’t like.  “It depends”.   This article explains. First of all,  when it come...

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I’m Locked up in the House! 3 Ways to Get Better Playing Defensive Back

When the 2019 season was ending and you were talking about becoming a lockdown DB in 2020,  being locked up in the house was not what you were envisioning.  This whole coronavirus mess is disheartening for sure but like any good coach or player,  what you need to do is adapt....

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Effective Press Man Coverage Using a Kick Slide

I’ve watched 1000’s of defensive back press reps on film and aside from poor eye discipline,  the next most common mistake made by inexperienced defensive backs is not executing a kick slide in their press rep. The reason for the lack of a kick slide in the rep could...

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To T-step or Not to T-step

I didn’t start this, Deion did. This has become an annual thing as the GOAT, Deion Sanders, narrates the action at the NFL combine. One thing you can bet on every year will be Deion voicing his displeasure for the T-step but is the GOAT right on this one? One thing is for sure,...

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3 Things to Do After You Get Beat Playing DB

There’s an elephant in the room if you play DB.  If she isn’t there now,  she’ll be there shortly.  Sooner or later if you play DB,  the elephant is going to show up.  That Elephant’s name is touchdown and you invited her.  If we don’t address ...

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When it Comes to Stopping A Passing Attack, Communication is Key

This current era of football,  at all levels,  has seen the most prolific passing offenses in history.  High school quarterbacks are breaking state passing records,  college football signal callers are setting new marks and professional football gunslingers are piling up yar...

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3 Things A DB Must Do To Make Plays In Big Moments

It’s a crucial 3rd down late in the game.  You come to the line of scrimmage, your legs are trembling,  your mouth is dry and your hands are shaking.  What will they say on Twitter if you give up a touchdown pass here. You read about this wide receiver and how great he is. P...

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DB Tips | How to Back Pedal as a Defensive Back

Back pedaling may be a lost art for many and it’s getting DBs killed.  Having a strong back pedal can keep you out of many bad situations on the field while covering WRs and this video is going to show you how to pedal correctly. The growing trend by defensive backs and th...

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