Big DBs in high demand, short supply College game favors bigger, faster athletes on offense rather than the secondary Originally Published: April 16, 2014 By Jeff Legwold | ESPN.com Will NFL Defensive Backs Get Bigger? Tim Hasselbeck discusses the success the Seahawks have enjoyed with the size of their defensive backs and whether they have set a precedent for other teams to try and copy. It is simple physics, a football Newtonian law of sorts. Yes, when the floodgates opened in the passing game and touchdowns were scored at a record pace this past season, it was the result of a remember-when generation of quarterbacks named Manning, Brady and Brees. Yes, it was the result of a rulebook tipped by the league's decision-makers decidedly toward offensive players. It was the result of innovative, aggressive coaches who ditched the huddle and pushed the pedal to the floor at every turn. But there is something else at work, something more basic, something rooted in force, mass and acceleration. "This league is a bigger, faster, stronger league,"Denver Broncos coach John Fox said. "And you win when you win matchups, and if you're the bigger, faster and stronger guy, you're going to win more matchups. That's not rocket science there. That's just the way it is." http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2014/st...backs-playing-catchup-taller-faster-receivers • Stock rising for small-school prospects • Colts' Jim Irsay -- like father, like son? • Can GPS technology reduce injuries? • Stakes are high when projecting QBs • Draft season brings deception strategy • How did scouts whiff on Burfict?