Re: Kareem Jackson
2. On the Bears second drive, they faced 3rd and 18 on their 14 after a sack.
McCourty, if he was KJ, would have been booed right out of Reliant Stadium as he allowed the easy first down completion to WR Knox.
The Pats went to their nickel against 3-WR set.
They bring a safety up to the Y receiver (Knox on the weak side) and dropped both CBs back into a 3-deep, 4-underneath coverage (rushing 4).
Knox simply ran a post route, up along the side line for about 12 yds and start turning toward the post, waiting for the throw.
Without worrying about techniques or anything, McCourty just had to read the QB and break on the ball (or by the receiver's movement on his route.) A 19-yd completion tells the story itself.
McCourty was not on the receiver like glue.