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turn head around

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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Db can be traced

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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Beach workout

To Beach or Not to Beach Workout

Human beings are complicated beings.  We all seek to belong while also striving to set ourselves apart.  Funny thing isn’t it?  No where does that burning desire to set ourselves apart show up more than in training of athletes. In this social media era where everything i...

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DB history

Know Your DB History: Ken Riley Cincinnati Bengals

Comb through the career interception leaders for the National Football League and sitting right there at number five is a guy by the name of Ken Riley.  Bet you never heard of him huh.  Well NFL quarterbacks throughout the 1970’s sure knew who he was. Despite being 5th on...

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Off Man Coverage

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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secret drill

No There Isn’t A Secret Drill for That

Sometimes things in life are just simple.  They end up being so simple that you just refuse to believe them.  In your mind,  if it was that simple then everyone would be able to do it.  Here’s the thing about simple,  it scares a lot of people and the rest just get bo...

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Catch attention

Your Attention Please. One Play Can Be the Whole Game

The game has been a battle of back and forth.  Each team is shooting their shot and things are tight all the way through.  When all is said and done,  the winner stands tall by less than a touchdown. That’s how many important games end in the football world.  If you are...

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jackson throw

Want to Be A Good DB? Find Yourself A Weave

There are many steps to becoming a top notched defensive back.  Many of those steps have been covered in the many articles that have been written on this blog and placed in my member’s area on this site. One of the more overlooked aspects of playing defensive back these da...

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All records

Want to Be a Better DB? You Gotta Watch Ball Man!

I am sure the generation before me had this same thought but you guys nowadays have it easy.  My generation had betamax and VHS if you wanted to record your television.  If you wanted to listen to your favorite song on an album you had to fast forward and rewind on a tape afte...

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