The Lockdown U Blog

I’m Locked up in the House! 3 Ways to Get Better Playing Defensive Back

When the 2019 season was ending and you were talking about becoming a lockdown DB in 2020,  being locked up in the house was not what you were envisioning.  This whole coronavirus mess is disheartening for sure but like any good coach or player,  what you need to do is adapt....

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Cornoavirus DB Drills to Keep You Sharp

Like Cardi-B said,  “Coronavirus this $#%& is real”  It’s more real for some than others.  So if you find yourself in a mandatory or voluntary quarantined situation you may be in need of a workout to remain sharp during this time. As is the case in many d...

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Know Your DB History: Asante Samuel

The NFL has had it’s fair share of outstanding defensive backs that’s for sure.  Some receive more notoriety than others for any number of reasons.  One that is perhaps a little underrated is Asante Samuel. Samuel grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and attended Boyd...

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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 rep could...

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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 put … Read More

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 for sure,...

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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.  If we don’t address ...

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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 defensive back take...

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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,  especially in the b...

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