How to Play Cornerback in Football

Playing Defensive Back: Tips and Strategies for Cornerbacks  If you’re a football player or coach looking to improve your team’s defense, you need to focus on the defensive backfield. The defensive backs, or DBs, are the last line of defense and play a crucial role i...

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You Are the Greatest!

We all know the line made famous by boxer and humanitarian Muhammad Ali: “I am the greatest”. For Ali it wasn’t just a quote, it was a lifestyle and it’s one you have to adopt when you’re playing defensive back. If you want to have any chance at being the best at pl...

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What’d He Do Wrong: Overplayed Leverage

A new video in the series of What Did He Do Wrong. This one features something that is a pet peeve of mine when it comes to guys playing press man coverage. In the video down below,  I break down what went wrong in this press man rep in a game featuring the Kansas City … ...

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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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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

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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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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