Don’t Untrain Yourself

A Message to Defensive Backs About Correct Training It’s that time of year when we turn up the heat on our preparation for the coming season. They say champions are made in the summer, and that may be true, but it can also be a time when you form some bad habits. There i...

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Differences Between Pass Interference in the NFL and High School Football

If you’re like me, then you may sometimes get annoyed when fans and inexperienced players speak boldly on pass interference without understanding the rules.  With the audience watching football increasing on a daily basis, so too are the comments on social media whe...

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It Takes Faith to Be a Playmaking DB

I’ve harped on it. Your coach has harped on it, and perhaps your dad has harped on it too. What am I talking about? It’s watching film, but what good is watching all that film if you’re not going to have any faith? In my time playing and coaching, I’ve ...

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6 Things DBs Need to Know to Master Pass Coverage

On the surface, when you are just starting out playing defensive back in the secondary, covering wide receivers and making plays can seem difficult. However, as with all seemingly difficult tasks, breaking them down into smaller pieces can help you complete the mission. When i...

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Building Trust with Your DB Coach: Key Steps to Earn Playing Time and Starting Position

As players in the secondary, our first pursuit is playing time and the starting position. To do this, we must earn favor with our coaches. By favor, I don’t mean becoming his pet, but that might be what happens if you follow the steps I will lay out for you in this artic...

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5 Things NFL Scouts Look For in Safeties

As the heartbeat of a defense, safeties play a pivotal role in the game of football. Their ability to read plays, cover ground, and deliver bone-crushing hits can turn the tide of a game in an instant. But what exactly are NFL scouts searching for when evaluating college safet...

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How Did You Make that Play? I Saw it On Film

The Importance of Film Study for a Playmaking DB By: Chad Wilson Owner – All Eyes DB Camp If there is one downfall for young defensive backs in the game of football it is their unwillingness or inability to study film.  Time and again,  I have come across defen...

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Tackling is A Part of this DB Thing…. Learn How

Tacking is not an issue I tackle a lot on this blog but I should.  The emphasis around here is on coverage and being in the right place to make a play on the ball when it is thrown.  However,  tackling in the secondary has taken on even greater importance in thi...

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Do This to Improve Your Defensive Back Footwork

By: Chad Wilson Owner All Eyes DB Camp Whether you’re shadowing a receiver in man coverage or reading the quarterback’s eyes in zone defense, your footwork sets the foundation for success as a defensive back. In this article, we’ll explore key techniques and ...

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Paying Attention to this One Thing as a DB Can Speed Your Feet Up 10x

By: Chad Wilson Owner All Eyes DB Camp When the offseason hits,  the evaluation of the in season starts.  If you are a high quality player,  you are going to cut the film on,  watch yourself play and take a good look at where you need to improve.  For ...

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