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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Wide Receivers Love it When You Do This

There is the cat and mouse game that is played in every football game out on the edges between the wide receivers and the defensive backs.  Receivers are trying to deceive the DBs and the DBs are trying to dictate to the wide receivers how things should go. In the middle of that...

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Doing This With Your Eyes Will Lead to More Big Plays

Playing defensive back is all about quick reactions and timing.  Hesitate,  think too long,  fail to read a key and the offense will have success.  Your ability to process is every thing and there’s one sure fire way to speed up that process. If you’ve played any ...

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Know Your DB History: Ronde Barber

When it comes to defensive backs we tend to fall in love with the physical specimens.  We become dazzled by the fast runners,  the high jumpers and the well put together.  In time though,  we are forced to respect those who play the game the way it should be played.  Today,...

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Doing this Will Speed Up Your Feet as a DB

Talk to any defensive back and they will tell you that they would love to have quicker feet.  Doesn’t matter if those feet are quick already or not.  Real defensive backs know that your feet can never be too fast.  In this article,  I will tell you the one thing you can...

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