quarterback drills

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 re...

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db drills beginners

DB Drill Workout for Beginners

I was asked recently by one of my members what would be a good schedule of drills for him to do if he was learning how to play defensive back.  Often times the question voiced by one person is the one in the head of many.  With that in mind,  I have decided to p...

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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 fo...

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Catch

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. ...

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Backpedal

Tired of Getting Bombed? Check Your Turn

Football is a game made up of a bunch of techniques and movements designed to give one man an advantage over another in hopes of making a play.  At no position is that more obvious than at defensive back. Despite what I wrote in that first paragraph,  many a defensiv...

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football training drills

Inside the Playbook | What Do Those Personnel Numbers Mean?

You may have heard your coach saying it or maybe you’ve even heard announcers on TV say it during a game.  “The offense has come out in 11 personnel”.  Perhaps it’s something you have ignored in the past but if you are playing ball,  espe...

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linebacker coaching

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 col...

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Player

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. ...

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passing attack

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 gunsli...

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play in big

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...

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