Originally Posted by TheMatrix31
Kareem got destroyed on a pass play, I think it was to Mason, early on in the game on Monday. He's gotten "better" but he's still sucking something massive. I have definite hopes he will mature. A rookie is a rookie, after all.
As for our WORST defensive back, well, that honor EASILY goes to Brice McCain. That guy flat out doesn't deserve to be in the LEAGUE.
At least Glover Quin has played hard and smart since his missteps earlier.
EDIT: I made this post without reading the previous four pages, so excuse me if these "points" have been made already.
This is pretty much the exact same play that I have discussed some time ago.
If you watch careful, you will see that the Ravens have the same 2-receiver pattern.
#85 Mason ran the post route toward the deep seam and #81 Boldin ran the slant route underneath.
We were in single deep safety with Wilson just like before and alsmot played it correctly this time.
Pollard, who had stepped up to play the run, dropped back quickly in the short passing lane. Wilson came up quickly on Boldin to form a double team here.
We had KJ playing off-man and dropping back to play the deep outside.
As I had suggested before, when Wilson steps up, Quin automatically has to get depth immediately to take his place.
If you look at the action on the field, that was what Quin did, except that he was late.
Either that or Quin has to stay close to Boldin on the slant route so that Wilson can remain in his deep middle.
This will depend on the D-call, of course.
But those are the only two viable options that I see to defend this play as it occurred.
And normally, the free safety (Wilson) makes the call in the secondary.
Therefore, it led me to believe that Quin was late in getting back.
You can also see from the play that this time they have KJ getting his depth to the outside and yet he was not too far off the receiver.
Notice that Mason took a quick step toward the flag before turning back to the post. This is why a CB like KJ in this situation should get depth to the outside. You want one defender guarding the outside and one guarding the inside. This is another double team, and it's called team defense.
It was good to see that KJ was able to close back the gap quickly.
Even if Mason had gathered the ball in, KJ was right there to make the tackle.
And there's no guarantee that he can hold on to the ball.
In short, IMHO, this one - if it was a completion, would have been on Quin, and not KJ.