The Lockdown U Blog

Know Your DB History: Troy Polamalu

Many of our most recent generation may only know Troy Polamalu for his hair but he was so much more than that on the football field. Though he was born in California,  Polamalu played his high school football in the state of Oregon.  Oregon is hardly a hotbed for college footba...

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Know Your DB History: Steve Atwater

Before Kam Chancellor patrolled around the Seattle Seahawks secondary looking huge and unleashing pain on wide receivers and running backs trying to advance the football down the field,  there was another big safety that wrecked guys who liked the carry the football.  His name ...

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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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Want More Ints? Know Where Your Teammates Will Be

Interceptions and pick 6’s are what define the defensive back position for the most part.  So what can we do to get more of them?  The answer may lie in your teammates. While we must admit that Pro Football Focus has made no catches and pass break-ups much more exciting ...

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You Can’t Just Drill Your Way to DB Success

One of the questions I get asked the most in my Instagram DMs and via email is “coach do you have any drills to make be a better DB?”  Of course I do and there are a ton of drills out there but are those drills the magic pill to you become an all state … Read More

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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Dynamic Duos | Kevin Ross and Albert Lewis

In the next installment of my Dynamic Duos series,  we take a trip back in time to Kansas City to reminisce on a pair of cornerbacks that were the cornerstone of a defense that was very tough on opposing quarterbacks. The 80’s was a golden time for the advancement of passi...

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Know Your DB History | Eric Allen

One of the more overlooked defensive backs in the history of our game is the one I am featuring today.  When you had 54 career interceptions as a pro your name should be circulated more when talking about the greats but that’s just not the case. Most young defensive backs ...

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