Originally Posted by Corrosion
76 It looks to me that Allen expected more help as the reciever crossed the middle from the SS or possibly a LB.
When that didnt happen the FS moved up and you are right that Allen didnt get deep early enough. Should have done that as soon as the FS moved up instead he continued laterally.
A mistake by one player is again compounded by the mistakes of another ..... Its a snowball effect. Shit rolls downhill.
Yessir, that is pretty much how I saw it as well.
The only thing I would disagree with slightly is that with 3 guys on the back end, you should be able to defend this 2-man route.
Refer to the earlier post about cover 3 by Matt Bowen (this guy has some good reads):
" The corners must maintain outside leverage and use the free safety to their advantage. If they get beat to their outside, they have no help to rely on. That is why they use zone technique (back to the sideline) and widen with any vertical release to protect the sideline.
The free safety is the top of the defense. He must honor his responsibilities and not chase any intermediate routes. Offenses will run a deep dig (15-yard square in) to entice the free safety to jump the route — while running a post from the opposite side of the field, leaving the corner naked and playing from outside in with zero help. A classic Cover 3-beater."