These Reps Will Raise Your Game to the Next Level

It’s that time of year,  practice is in full go and by now some of the excitement you may have felt in the early going is giving way to the fatigue and repetitiveness of camp activities.  While this may be true for everybody,  only a small handful of defensive backs do w...

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DBs Getting Blocked is Not Ok

We are certainly growing up in a me era.  Everyone is worried about their individual well being,  their status,  their brand and their stats.  I am not here to get political or philosophical but this attitude has swept into the biggest team sport in the World,  football. The...

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Don’t Forget the Football

This one may sound crazy but bear with me and I think you might agree.  There are so many components to being a defensive back.  Eyes, hands, feet,  body positioning, mirroring the release, reading the routes,  determining the formation, tackling.  The list goes on and on. ...

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He’s Too Fast, I Can’t Cover Him

Unless you are a track star playing the cornerback position and are faster than everyone in the universe,  you have been in the headspace that the title of this article suggests.  You see the receiver that was blazing across the screen in the film you watched this week.  He...

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The 5 Essential Moves of a Defensive Back

There are some things in life you just can’t get around.  Times will change but certain things will stay the same.  This happens in the game of football too and it also applies to defensive back. As offenses have evolved and rules have changed,  the schemes and tactics t...

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Doing This With Your Eyes Will Lead to More Big Plays

Playing defensive back is all about quick reactions and timing.  Hesitate,  think too long,  fail to read a key and the offense will have success.  Your ability to process is every thing and there’s one sure fire way to speed up that process. If you’ve played any ...

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Doing this Will Speed Up Your Feet as a DB

Talk to any defensive back and they will tell you that they would love to have quicker feet.  Doesn’t matter if those feet are quick already or not.  Real defensive backs know that your feet can never be too fast.  In this article,  I will tell you the one thing you can...

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You Won’t Reach Your Peak as a DB Without This

I am a trainer and as such the thought is that I will improve your footwork, agility and movement skills.  While this is true,  it doesn’t stop there.  The fastest feet are of no use if they do not know where to go or if they take them to a place they don’t need to...

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How to Master the Moves of a Defensive Back

Name a sport,  any sport that’s not football.  Chances are the participants are running forward for the majority of the time to compete and beat their opponent.  It must be nice.   That’s not how defensive backs in the game of football live. When you are playing ...

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The Importance of Indy Period for DBs

If you’re like most defensive backs,  you probably hate your individual period at practice.  However, if you want to be elite,  you need to slide into the minority group that loves indy for what it is and that’s the key to your success. Yes,  I know,  I played th...

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