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March 2014

March 2014


Defensive Back Attack Force

by: Jamison Bisch
Defensive Coordinator New Mexico Military Institute
© March 2014

Three different techniques – Shoot the Hip, Glove, and Catch-Hit – can help your defensive backs attack the football.

A DB has three things he can do when breaking on the ball – intercept the pass, knock the pass down, or make the tackle. We teach defensive backs three different ways of attacking the football when a wide receiver is being thrown the ball – “shoot the hip”, “glove”, and “catch-hit.” Each of these techniques can be taught whether your DBs backpedal, crossover run, shuffle, or use of another technique.

One of the most important things a DB must understand is when to use each technique when defending passes. We use shoot the hip when a DB is in position to make an interception. We use glove when a DB is not quite in position to make an interception, but can still knock the ball down. The third technique, ca....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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