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Trent Silfies

by Trent Silfies
(Southern Lehigh)

vs Pen Argyl

vs Pen Argyl

My statistics were 22 tackles, 4 assisted, 3 forced fumbles, 2 recovered, 1 interception, and 8 pass break ups.

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Oct 10, 2012
Know its yours
by: Dennis

Hey Trent,

First off, you made some great plays @ 3:00 and 3:11 as well as 4:10

I saw some things on your tape, though, that you need to improve on. The one that jumped out at me was your tackling. You have to be more physical; a couple times (ex 2:40) I saw you waiting for the ball carrier and then "catching" him to the ground. Even though that counts as a tackle, I wouldn't consider that a highlight.

Deliver the blow, and drive through your opponent. Don't wait or hesitate. If you're new to football, I understand, as I used to wait on the contact, too. Both me and my potential Pro-Bowl Linebacker of a brother both started out timid at the point of contact.
How did we change that? We both had a two hour nutcracker session (courtesy of my dad) with a seasoned hitter. Head up, one-on-one. Every time we waited on contact, he would make us pay by trucking right through us and dropping to the pavement (Yes, I said pavement). The only way we could protect ourselves was actually hitting him back hard and fast. We couldn't go home until we consistently ran through the point of contact instead waiting.
My point is, you're on defense. You have to be a mean SOB. (2:48 was a good example, but do that ALL the time). Get with a hitter on your team and work on that.

The other thing that jumped out at me were plays where you tackled the retrievers AFTER they caught the ball (ex. 4:22). This happened because when the receiver made his break you looked into the backfield, instead of breaking as soon as you read the route (all young DBs make this mistake). Remember, the QB is throwing to him, not you. So, focus on driving to the receivers' hip before you look, and make plays on the ball.

It's mindset. Covering the receiver is just a means to an end to GET THE BALL. You should always be after the ball, and KNOW it's yours. If you're not that confident yet, its because you still have work to do.

(3 stars)

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