Defend the Fade Drill

The fade ball is the most feared pass for defensive backs in coverage. It is also the most poorly played pass in football. It is why so many offenses opt to throw it when they see a defensive back in press coverage. The video that I have posted below shows a great drill to run &h...

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3 Things Defensive Backs Must Remember During the Game

Football is a very simple game that can get rather complicated at times. That complication hits warp speed when the bullets are flying and the action is hot and heavy. If you are going while the game is going there are some important things for you to remember as a DB while the g...

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4 Tips with Clips: Beat Before the Snap

By popular request I am going to run this series 4 Tips with Clips in the members area. It’s really simple,  I will break down four clips from games with two being good reps and two being not so good reps. Of course,  there is always something to learn both from the good reps...

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Attention Defensive Backs! Stay in Your Circle.

Body control is a must for defense of backs that are looking to stay in and or around the wide receiver that they are covering.  This also applies to guys that are trying to be in the proper area in zone coverage when the ball is thrown.  To do this there is one simple thing &h...

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Know Your DB History: Ty Law

By now the New England Patriots have developed a nice reputation for developing and producing solid cornerbacks in the National Football League.  However,  there is an entire generation that doesn’t know or won’t remember the man who kicked it all off.  That man...

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DBs You Have to Rehearse Success

I am certain that you are playing the game to be successful.  Of course no one is out there just to be out there or at least I hope not.  If you have been at this for a while,  you realize that there are many components to success but one of the ones that I … Read More

He’s Bigger Than Me, I Can’t Cover Him

Playing defensive back ain’t easy.  I’m not telling you anything you don’t know but what can complicate your situation even more is when you enter your battle feeling defeated already because the wide receiver has an attribute that you feel gives them an advant...

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Have a Next Play Mentality

You kind of missed the jam at the line of scrimmage,  the receiver got a step on you and you are in chase mode.  You are running like a bat out of hell to catch up but you’re not reeling him back in.  In the midst of your panic you become faintly aware of the … Read More

How Do I Cover a _______ Route?

One of the most common questions I get either by email or in my DM’s on Instagram ( @alleyesdbcamp ) is,  “coach how do I cover a <insert route>?” This understandable but head scratchable at the same time. Covering one specific route is like trying to los...

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Safeties: Survey the Land

I saw a recent interview with Davante Adams where he was discussing what he does when he comes to the line of scrimmage.  According to Mr. Adams,  he puts on his Terminator mask,  scans the DB and determines the many possibilities available to him to win at the line of scrimma...

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