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How to Train for DB Speed in the Offseason

Enhancing Speed in the Offseason: Training Tips for Defensive Backs Speed is a vital attribute for defensive backs in football, enabling them to keep up with receivers, close gaps, and make crucial plays. To excel on the field, defensive backs must prioritize speed training du...

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7 Ways to Improve Your IQ as a Defensive Back

If there was one “skill” that I favored over others from a player when I was coaching it was intelligence.  Your brain controls everything else on your body when you are on the field.  What good is running fast if you don’t know where to go?  W...

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7 Ways to Master Learning Your Defensive Playbook

The playbook is the foundation of a team’s defensive strategy and coordination on the field. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or new to the game, learning your defensive playbook efficiently is essential for success. In this article, we will take a look at some of...

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Understanding the Basics of Pass Defense

Understanding the fundamentals of pass coverage is essential for defensive backs at all levels of the game. In this article, we will explore the key concepts and techniques involved in pass coverage, including zone coverage, man-to-man coverage, matchup zones zone blitzes alon...

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3 Reasons Why Back Pedaling is Crucial to a DB’s Success

While there are various techniques and skills that a defensive back must possess to be successful, one of the most critical is backpedaling. Backpedaling is the technique of moving backward, often in a diagonal or lateral direction, while keeping your eyes on the ball and the ...

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3 Ways to Communicate Better as a DB

If there is one area where young defensive backs struggle, it’s in the area of communication. Unfortunately, communication is a big part of success in defensive back play.  Sure it’s great to have speed, strength and technique but those are just individual att...

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Win With Nick Saban’s Pass Defense Principles

Nick Saban is widely regarded as one of the greatest football coaches of all time, and his success is due in no small part to his innovative defensive strategies. Saban is known for his emphasis on pass defense, and he has developed several philosophies that have become hallma...

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Know Your DB History: Darren Sharper

Darren Sharper is a former NFL safety who played for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and New Orleans Saints over the course of his 14-year career. Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1975, Sharper attended Hermitage High School, where he excelled in both football and track...

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6 Ways to Boost Your Interception Total Now

If you play defensive back then you are definitely always looking for ways to get your hands on the football more and let’s be honest,  by getting your hands on we mean interceptions.  Some may think interceptions are about luck but since I don’t believe ...

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