Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Ashton Cobb - Training as a Defensive Back

Ashton Cobb is a skilled and experienced strong safety who has played in the Division 1 College arena as well in the FXFL. He understands that in order to be an effective defensive back, you not only need to be a fast runner and skilled tackler but also an insightful player who can read into plays and get one step ahead of the offense. Below are some of the essentials elements that are implemented in training for defensive backs.

Ashton Cobb
Ashton Cobb

Good defensive backs know how to keep pressure on their opponent during passing plays and ultimately disrupt and control the route that the opponent has to run in order to catch the ball. On running plays, good backs understand that they are their team’s last line of defense and that they must be careful in not letting anyone get past them.

When playing in a defensive back position, coverage of the backfield is always a very crucial aspect to maintain. Having solid coverage means the offense is given very little opportunity to move the ball in the backfield, forcing them to make shorter plays. This ultimately increases the number of downs, which can help create 4th downs or even more windows for error for the ball to be turned over in interceptions to fumbles.

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