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Old 10-16-2012   #53
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post
Not necessarily. Giving up that cushion is about keeping the play in front of you. Watch the QB, watch the receiver. If it looks like a slant, drive on the ball. It could be an interception, or a highlight reel hit where the receiver can't pull the ball in because he's got a 200lb man running through him.
Folks around here used to get down right livid with richard smith b/c he'd always keep his cb's back with that 5+ yard cushion for the exact same reason you describe above. & Manning used to eat us alive with quick slants right in front of the cb all the way down the field. Then Smith would get desperate late in the game & put them in press man & we'd watch Faggins & god knows how many other scrubs we had playing for us then get beat over the top.

So while in theory i agree with you, Any decent qb is still going to complete those quick slants with that much cushion 7 out 10 times. If that's the percentage for qb's of schaub's caliber, how much more would you wager that elite qb's like rodgers would complete that pass? 8 out of 10? 9 out of 10?

KJ knows. Drew Brees & Lance Moore ate him alive with quick slants/whip routes in 2 seperate drives last year.
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