Originally Posted by Rey
Just saw this, but I dont think you understand what in saying.
If a corner is in man and a safety is in zone the safety is not playing one route, so therefore he can't be any one corners "inside help".
This is where you make your mistake.
He's playing his zone and reading the qb.
Which brings me back to my original point. If a corner is playing man coverage on a receiver it's never acceptable to get beat and not be within range of the guy they are holding.
The purpose of a safety helping out a corner is to force double coverage. The safety is not supposed to completely bail the corner out.
Kareem was beaten so bad on plays last year that even if a safety would have been in position it'd still be a one on one play.
Safeties are reading the play as a whole. They aren't supposed to be a cb's personal guardian.
What I'M saying is that in this coverage, the corner is playing the outside of the receiver and expecting the safety to cover the inside IF the ball is thrown to the receiver there. It's not a pure man to man coverage for the corner.
The safety is supposed to be sitting back there and:
1) be aware of the receivers in his zone
2) be aware of where the QB is going with the ball.
When the ball leaves the QBs hands, that safety has to judge where it's going and if it's going to someone in his zone, he needs to get there. This is why QBs like to look the safeties off -- so they're out of position to provide help.
If the pass is going to a receiver running down the hash marks, it's his job to take away the inside passing lane. If it's going to a receiver over the middle, it's his job to converge there. If it's going to a receiver underneath, it's his job to come up.
But his responsibility vis-a-vis that seam is to take away the inside while the CB takes away the area OUTSIDE the hash-marks.
You can tell if the CB is playing this sort of coverage by how he plays the receiver and how he tries to direct the receiver. And in a lot of these instances where KJ is getting blamed for bad man-to-man coverage, he was playing it expecting inside help and not getting it.
It could be that this is a miscommunication between him and the safety. Or it could be that the safety was screwing up. Or it could be a mistake on his part.
The reason 76 Texan posted so many of these videos was to show OTHER corner backs in the same type of coverage, shading the receiver on one side and more or less pushing the receiver to the safety help.
So it's not a pure man-to-man situation. And it's not a pure double team situation. It's a HELP situation.