Originally Posted by Rey
What exactly did Kareem do to make the safeties better and make it harder for passes to be completed?
The R. Williams play was an illegal forward pass as the Center crossed the LOS to block Diles before the pass was thrown.
Kareem jammed Williams on an inside release (that's help to the safety).
He lost the battle due to an illegal maneuver by Williams.
Sure, he needs to learn to overcome all these nasty tactics by receivers, but it wasn't like he didn't try.
Due to his own tactics, Williams had to slow down a tad and needed to reach back to make the catch (that ought to buy the safety some more time.)
Jackson stumbled due to Williams' tactics but he never gave up on the play.
On a one-receiver route like this, Wilson has got to be able to come over to somehow at least slow down the receiver a little.
If he was able to do that, Jackson would have been able to come back and help make the play.
That pass should have gone for at most a 20-yd gain.