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Now more than ever, DBs have it tough

Position's never been easy, but modern passing fancy has made job 'impossible'

Originally Published: November 17, 2011
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Our parents love to tell us how difficult life was back in the day. Walking to school in three feet of snow. No cell phones or email. The two-martini lunch. (Whoops.) Self-esteem was an utterly foreign concept.

Oh, and playing defensive back in the NFL.

Nnamdi Asomugha, the Philadelphia Eagles' stellar cornerback, used to hear it all the time from Hall of Fame corner Willie Brown when he was with the Raiders.

"Willie was always saying how tough it was," Asomugha ...

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