Originally Posted by Rey
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.
This goes both ways. You're saying it looks like Dunta was supposed to be in a short zone & that makes sense.
At the same time, 76 tells us what he thinks the Corner & the safety is supposed to be doing.
His takes are just as viable.