The Lockdown U Blog

These Reps Will Raise Your Game to the Next Level

It’s that time of year,  practice is in full go and by now some of the excitement you may have felt in the early going is giving way to the fatigue and repetitiveness of camp activities.  While this may be true for everybody,  only a small handful of defensive backs do w...

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I Saw These Two GOATs on the Field At the Same Time and It Changed Everything

I know what you came here for.  You came here for a story on how I witnessed a game long 1-on-1 battle between the greatest cornerback and greatest wide receiver in NFL history.  Sorry to disappoint you but don’t leave.  What I am going to testify to will enrich your min...

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4 Things Every Press Man Corner Needs to Be Elite

Playing press corner is a demanding job.  We are all aware of the kind of athleticism the position requires but what are some of the less notable requirements that one needs to excel?  IN this article we will talk about exactly what those attributes are and how they help you wi...

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DBs Getting Blocked is Not Ok

We are certainly growing up in a me era.  Everyone is worried about their individual well being,  their status,  their brand and their stats.  I am not here to get political or philosophical but this attitude has swept into the biggest team sport in the World,  football. The...

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Don’t Forget the Football

This one may sound crazy but bear with me and I think you might agree.  There are so many components to being a defensive back.  Eyes, hands, feet,  body positioning, mirroring the release, reading the routes,  determining the formation, tackling.  The list goes on and on. ...

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Play the Technique Not the Result

Oh how we love 1-on-1s don’t we? Skip the individual period,  get rid of the team period and shorten the 7-on-7 so we can add another 30 minutes to the 1-on-1s.  Perhaps you are one of those guys who thinks they should arrive at the camp when they start the DB v. WR perio...

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He’s Too Fast, I Can’t Cover Him

Unless you are a track star playing the cornerback position and are faster than everyone in the universe,  you have been in the headspace that the title of this article suggests.  You see the receiver that was blazing across the screen in the film you watched this week.  He...

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The 5 Essential Moves of a Defensive Back

There are some things in life you just can’t get around.  Times will change but certain things will stay the same.  This happens in the game of football too and it also applies to defensive back. As offenses have evolved and rules have changed,  the schemes and tactics t...

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How to Structure Your Indy Period for DB Coaches

I was recently asked by a new coach how I thought he should put together his individual period that he will get while coaching defensive backs at a middle school.  It was a simple questions but a great question. The truth of the matter is that many defensive back coaches just ar...

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