Originally Posted by Rey
Looking at this stuff on my phone.
But I don't see how that helps you. Doesnt even look like he was supposed to be in that play. Looks like be had some kind of shallow zone.
You are making huge assumptions about these plays and I think your narration has been for the most part wrong.
You think you know where players are supposed to be and what they are supposed to be doing, but defensive coaches call all kinds of combinations of plays.
Defense involves a lot of guessing. You want to anticipate what the offense is going to do and you may leave yourself vulnerable in one area to try and make yourself stronger somewhere else.
So even if you are looking at the coverage and it doesn't make sense to you, we dont know what the coordinator was thinking right there. Like if there is only short yardage to go (which appears to be the case on the dunta play) you might play your corners in the flats to take passes to that area away. You are gambling that the offense is going to take a short throw.
It's lime you seem to think that anytime a ball is thrown there should be a safety and a corner both in position on the wr. Safeties have other things to do besides back up corners. A corners job is tough because they are asked to be out on an island by themselves so often. That's why good corners are so valuable.
You still have failed to address the simple point that I have mentioned: even if there is supposed to be safety help, too often Kareem is not even within playmaking distance of his man.
So that means that even if the safety is in position to help him it's still a one on one opportunity for the receiver. Kareem got left behind too often.
What exactly did Kareem do to make the safeties better and make it harder for passes to be completed
I really do appreciate your detailed response.
I understand and can see where you're coming from.
All we can do is to take a look of each seperate play and try to guess as to what the defense was trying to do. (But that goes for both you and I, and everybody else.)
At the end of the day, everything lies on the shoulder of CB.
I will find time respond to the bolded part, on a play by play basis soon as I can.