View Full Version : Why does Smith assign our CBs a side?

09-16-2007, 07:19 PM
As opposed to a player? Its very easy for the opposing team to just put their best WR on Faggins all game when the CBs are assigned a side instead of a player.

What are the pros of playing your corners this way? IMO the cons are the most noticeable.

09-16-2007, 07:33 PM
Because if your WR is playing a Man like Smith, when Smith is in motion it can reveal things about your defense (because Dunta would have to follow him) like whose covering a man and whose covering a zone. So if Dunta started to move when Smith move the QB knows "alright he's probably playing Man." and doesn't have to look for Dunta again until when he throws the ball, now he just has to figure out what the Safeties are doing. Guys who play zone don't worry about pre snap adjustments too much, they just stay in their place no matter whose in motion(most of the times)

The Texans do a good job of it though because they throw that side junk out the window when Faggins gets beat.

Its different though because just because a corner follows a WR pre-snap doesn't mean he's playing man for sure.

09-16-2007, 07:38 PM
Well your explanation makes sense but I still dont like Faggins/Smith!!!

09-16-2007, 09:41 PM
I'll throw this in that some corners can't play both sides of the field.

The angles are different and some struggle to make the adjustment.

Agreed Faggins + Smith = Scary.