Play the Technique Not the Result

Oh how we love 1-on-1s don’t we? Skip the individual period,  get rid of the team period and shorten the 7-on-7 so we can add another 30 minutes to the 1-on-1s.  Perhaps you are one of those guys who thinks they should arrive at the camp when they start the DB v. WR perio...

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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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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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Be As Deep as the Deepest

If you played defensive back and safety in particular,  you have likely had a coach tell you this when discussing a coverage.  “Be as deep as the deepest”.   There’s nothing worse than getting a ball thrown over your head as a defensive back and knowing that...

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I’m Too Short to Cover Big WRs

By: Chad WilsonIG: @alleyesdbcamp Playing defensive back is challenging and no one with a brain would argue that. It gets even tougher when you have anxiety about your ability to stack up against an opponent physically. Often times I am asked by cornerbacks how are they supposed ...

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3 Ways to Affect the Game without an Interception

One of my secret pet peeves is hearing a defensive back who did nothing during a game tell me he couldn't make a play because "they didn't throw to my side"....

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Ways to get out

In A Coverage Slump? 4 Ways to Get Yourself Out of It

Being a defensive back,  especially a cornerback can be much like a batter in the game of baseball.  Sometimes you are really on point and other times you are off.  While being on point 30% of the time is good in baseball,  it’s definitely not as a cornerback or safety ...

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turn head around

You Had Great Coverage So Why Didn’t You Turn Your Head Around

Amateur fan and professional coach alike will tell you that one of their pet peeves when it comes to defensive backs is not looking for the football.  There’s nothing like a guy being in a player’s hip pocket and having the wide receiver catch the football for no rea...

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Catch attention

Your Attention Please. One Play Can Be the Whole Game

The game has been a battle of back and forth.  Each team is shooting their shot and things are tight all the way through.  When all is said and done,  the winner stands tall by less than a touchdown. That’s how many important games end in the football world.  If you are...

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football drills

5 Things A DB Should Know Before the Snap

One of the biggest things I stressed as a coach and do now as a trainer is preparation.  Often times when players think about preparation,  they think about offseason work or preparing during the week for the game.  However,  preparation doesn’t just stop there.  Being...

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