5 Reasons Why Darrelle Revis Was a Shutdown Cornerback

Taking a look at the elements that made Revis one of the games’ best In the world of shut down cornerbacks, one of the top names that stands out is Darrelle Revis. Known for his legendary lockdown defense, he earned the nickname “Revis Island” because he left...

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Top 10 Fastest Defensive Backs in NFL History

With the recent passing of the NFL Combine and all of the hoopla surrounding the 40-yard dash, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on some of the fastest defensive backs that have suited up to play in the NFL. While any top 10 list can be debated and there are certain...

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Top 10 BallHawks in DB History

If you play or coach the position of defensive back,  you know that there is no better feeling than getting your hands on the football.  Some guys are better at it than others and in this article we will honor the best ballhawks to ever play the game. Getting interce...

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The Greatest Press Man Cornerbacks in NFL History

Throughout the storied history of the National Football League (NFL), certain cornerbacks have etched their names into the book of football greatness. Among these extraordinary athletes, a select few stand out as the true masters of press man coverage. In this article, we jump...

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Know Your DB History: Darren Sharper

Darren Sharper is a former NFL safety who played for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and New Orleans Saints over the course of his 14-year career. Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1975, Sharper attended Hermitage High School, where he excelled in both football and track...

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Know Your DB History: Mel Blount

Mel Blount is a name that will forever be associated with the Pittsburgh Steelers and their success in the 1970s. Widely considered one of the greatest defensive backs in NFL history, Blount’s legacy is defined by his physicality, toughness, and unparalleled ability to s...

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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.&nb...

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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 b...

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Know Your DB History: Ken Riley Cincinnati Bengals

Comb through the career interception leaders for the National Football League and sitting right there at number five is a guy by the name of Ken Riley.  Bet you never heard of him huh.  Well NFL quarterbacks throughout the 1970’s sure knew who he was. Despite b...

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Know Your DB History: Dre Bly

I have a treat for all of my sub 6 footers playing corner today.  This one is long overdue but it is here now.  If there was one guy that played this game that knew how to get his hands on the football consistently,  it was the one featured in this post. Lost an...

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