Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
There may be a zillion reasons and times when Jackson has to cover one on one. This just wasn't one of them.
He played the coverage he was supposed to play. He didn't make a mistake. He didn't play poorly. The play succeeded because we were playing 10 on 11.
Think of where he lines up and what he's looking at. He's not looking back behind him to see if there's a safety there. He's focused forward on the receiver. Unless someone yells at him to tell him that there's no safety, he has no way of knowing.
presnap DBS do a lot of communicating. If all he is doing is focusing on the receiver how is be getting the playcall?
Often times the safeties are the ones making adjustments for the secondary since they can see more.
Like I said it's possible that he didn't know. Still not a reason to get beat on a deep ball when you have one on one coverage. Yes It's a tough cover, but he was not able to to it.
If you are only effective when you have deep safety help or when the safety plays it exactly right then you are not an asset. As a corner you have to make some plays when you are left one on one. Kareem got beat more often than not when he was forced into those situations. He was not talented enough to go out and make some plays in those situations.