Originally Posted by kwayshauntay
I remembered incorrectly. It was Tarell Brown (2007 5th round pick) that had the head-turn, locate-the-ball play that stuck out in my mind (2:05 1st Quarter).
Culliver (2011 3rd round pick) did have that play you mentioned where he got away with a jersey grab. The point is, he still turned his head to locate the ball. He demonstrated that he has that basic cornerback instinct, at least on this play.
And also on this play
On similar plays, where the ball was underthrown, how many times the last two years have we seen Kareem never turn his head to locate the ball, and instead just flail and run into the guy?
Again, look at the position between the DB and the receiver.
In play one, the DB had a hand on the receiver's shoulder pad.
He was in phase with the receiver.
In play two, the DB was ahead of the receiver.
Both of those instances indicate that the DB can afford to turn his head.