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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Here’s How You Cover that Route That Keeps Beating You

I often get asked via DM on Twitter or Instagram by a young DB about how to cover a specific route like a slant or a curl.  The way you cover these routes is simple.  Study film study so you can have some anticipation and then by having solid coverage skills overall. We are in ...

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4 Ways Linebackers Can Help the Secondary in Pass Coverage

By: Chad Wilson Owner – All Eyes DB Camp You’ve heard the saying “It takes a village to raise child”?  Well,  in that same vain,  it takes a whole unit to stop a passing attack.  In this article,  I am going to talk about one third of that unit and ho...

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Keys to Playing Zone Defense the Right Way

Most cornerbacks that you run into will tell you that they prefer to play man coverage over zone coverage.  There are a number of reasons for this.  One is because they think it shows their worth at the position.  Second,  it’s because zones can be confusing and require...

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Be As Deep as the Deepest

If you played defensive back and safety in particular,  you have likely had a coach tell you this when discussing a coverage.  “Be as deep as the deepest”.   There’s nothing worse than getting a ball thrown over your head as a defensive back and knowing that...

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Know the Lingo. How to Learn the Defense Fast

One of the biggest keys,  if not the biggest key for a defensive back’s success is not only knowing the defense but understanding it.  Knowing the defense is knowing where you are supposed to be on a certain coverage.  Understanding the defense is knowing why you are sup...

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The Most Important Film You Will Ever Watch

If you have been on this blog, or on my YouTube Channel or my Instagram page you have most likely heard me talk about watching film.  Watching film is critical to your success.  A sturdy knowledge of your opponent each week will certainly put you in the right position more than...

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Stop Playing Press All the Time

By: Chad Wilson – All Eyes DB CampIG: @alleyesdbcamp One of the funniest things I see at camp every year is when the camp directors tell the defensive backs that they will have to take some reps playing off man. The majority of looks resemble an English speaking man being a...

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For Safeties It’s All About Angles

By: Chad Wilson IG: @alleyesdbcamp Sometimes playing safety you can feel like Will Smith in the final episode of The Fresh Prince when he was alone in the living room with everyone and everything gone. There’s a lot of room back there and at times it can feel like you are t...

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I’m Too Short to Cover Big WRs

By: Chad WilsonIG: @alleyesdbcamp Playing defensive back is challenging and no one with a brain would argue that. It gets even tougher when you have anxiety about your ability to stack up against an opponent physically. Often times I am asked by cornerbacks how are they supposed ...

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