Originally Posted by Mistril48
If they tried to have the linebacker press him, couldn't they just spread him a few yards further out from the tackle to open up running lanes? Also, if you try to cover him with a safety (tighter towards the middle) doesn't that open up the deep corner, over top of the safety (just have the tight end stay on the line of scrimmage to hold the corner).
if they simply "spread him a few yards further out", the defense would play it as coached in a basic 3 receiver set and probably put a little more focus on the slot in that situation. from the slot, aj probably wouldnt be going deep to the sideline but for the sake of discussion ... if the te stopped short, the cb would give him cussion and be deeper wide while the safety again followed deep leaving a cb & safety flanking aj. most likely again would be zone coverage or if this became frequent, teams would be prepared for nickel coverage.
probably wrong ... just what i'd assume would happen.