Defend the Fade Drill

The fade ball is the most feared pass for defensive backs in coverage. It is also the most poorly played pass in football. It is why so many offenses opt to throw it when they see a defensive back in press coverage.

The video that I have posted below shows a great drill to run to help defensive backs in defending the fade ball. One of the biggest issues is how, where and when to look for the ball.  This drill helps with all of that.

Pay close attention to what I say about how to look for the ball. That ends up being everything when it comes to defending the throw.  This is one of my favorite drills to run in my press man sessions.

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Author: Chad Wilson

Chad Wilson is the owner of All Eyes DB Camp and author of "101 DB Tips". He played college football at the University of Miami and briefly in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks. Over his 15 year high school football coaching career, he tutored over a dozen Division I defensive backs and as a trainer has worked with NFL All Pros, first round draft picks, college football All Americans and Top 10 ranked high school football prospects.

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