The Lockdown U Blog

Wide Receivers Love it When You Do This

There is the cat and mouse game that is played in every football game out on the edges between the wide receivers and the defensive backs.  Receivers are trying to deceive the DBs and the DBs are trying to dictate to the wide receivers how things should go. In the middle of that...

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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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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 be played.  Today,...

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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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Here’s How You Cover that Route That Keeps Beating You

I often get asked via DM on Twitter or Instagram by a young DB about how to cover a specific route like a slant or a curl.  The way you cover these routes is simple.  Study film study so you can have some anticipation and then by having solid coverage skills overall. We are in ...

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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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Dynamic Duo: Sherman and Browner

Knowing history can give you an understanding of the where and why of the now.  It is with that in mind that I bring you series like Dynamic Duo, Boss Unit and Know Your DB History.  Continuing with the Dynamic Duos,  you know I have to give you one on a part of the Legion &he...

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