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Old 11-29-2011   #218
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Default Re: TJ Yates

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Originally Posted by EVOLVIST View Post
You mean they've got that in the NFL?

1st and goal at the 6 yard line, 0:41 to play in the half. It's where they called Yates for intentional grounding.

Some could argue that he could have even scooted to his left to get a better angle at KW. But that's armchair quarterbacking for you, especially if you are viewing it in slow-mo.
Originally, there was a CB on Walter (30 Coleman - who came in on a blitz after chipping Walter to buy the safety a little time) and a safety over the top to help on either AJ or Walter.
IMO, Yates made the right decision to go with single coverage on JJ.
He saw the LBin the passing lane, however, and decided to try to get out toward the sideline, but couldn't, and so he threw the ball away.

He could have stayed in the pocket, but I think, as a rookie, he's probably taught to try to extend the play by rolling out, and if he can't, to just throw the ball away.

Sidenote (to SteelBlue I think), Yates was inside the tackle box and therefore the right call was intentionally grounding.
The tackle box is defined as the areas between the OTs pre-snap.
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