Re: Stephen Hill
(1st and 10) Washington, T. pass incomplete to Hill, S..
Hill with a shuffling move at the LOS to hold off the CB (we've seen this before);
the swing pass, however, was short and nose dived into the ground in front of him.
1st and 10) Washington, T. pass incomplete to Hill, S..
Hill ran a post route, this time on the left side.
The two-deep safeties came down, leaving Hill in one-on-one with the RCB.
Hill had at least a step on the CB and all the room to the inside, but the ball was just long and out of reach (not enough air under it - as the analyst suggested.) It was roughly a 40-yd pass.
Ball didn't have a good spin on it either.
This QB underthrows the ball quite often to other receivers too.
The safeties did get back but they would need to read the play action really well and very quickly if they were to help in the middle... and they need to be fast, too.
Manning and Quin, for example, are pretty fast (for the safety position); I'm not quite sure they can get back in time on such a fast receiver like Hill on this play.
2nd and 10) Washington, T. pass incomplete to Hill, S.
With 30 secs to go in the half, the D stayed back in coverage;
Hill was in double coverage and might have been interfered with by a DB (he and the crowd wanted a call, but none was forthcoming).
The ball was nowhere near; that's probably why.