Thread: Kareem Jackson
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Old 12-15-2010   #65
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5. On the Bears next drive (2nd and 11), the Pats were in 2-deep coverage against a balanced single back formation.
Cutler looked the other way where he had more weapons and fewer defenders.
The 4-man pass rush forced him to scramble, however, to McCourty's side.
Notice from the start how McCourty played the outside technique, leaving the inside for the safety to defend.
Cutler ran for 15 yds, then scooted out of bound before McCourty arrived.
McCourty's was very simple, it sure looks like.
He stayed and stayed with the receiver, not having to worry about the responsibility a secondary forceman. The nickel back got there at the same time even though he had to fight through the block while McCourty had the chance to do so (fly to the ball) sooner.
OK, on this play, he was on the receiver like glue (while he shouldn't have been).
Was he held by the receiver? Possible, but not from the camera angle that I saw.
I don't think McCourty made it back to the field after this play for some reason (with about 9 mins to play in the second quarter.)
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