Hi this is Sean Hobson for Expert Village.
When we’re talking about playing good cornerback, one thing you have to figure out is what type
of receiver are you playing. Is this guy a big, strong slower type of receiver? If he
is, what you want to do as a cornerback especially if you are quick is you want to play up a
little tighter on him, because you know that he can’t out run you, that you can stay with
him. And so you might want to come back, that way you can maintain close contact on this
receiver as he goes out. But if he’s a really quick receiver, if he’s got quick feet, if
he can fake you out quickly, then you’re going to want to give him a little more cushion.
If he’s the type of receiver that likes to run a lot of in routes, then you’ll want to
scoot up a little bit and take those in routes away. If he likes to run a lot of fly routes
or out routes then you’ll want to give him a little more cushion and be ready to react
to those plays. So part of being a good cornerback is knowing the person that you’re playing.
Are they slow, are they fast, are they quick at getting out of their stance, are they slow
at getting out of their stance. Whatever the case may be, you’ve got to learn how to read
that and be able to position yourself so that you don’t get beat as a cornerback.