Originally Posted by Fiddler
Again, just because they play off the receiver isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's a technique that works well, even against the slant. The problem in the past, is that our corners weren't good enough to stop the slant working with as much cushion as was given. Then they weren't any good, playing press.
It's not about the QB. IT's more about the reciever knowing he's going to get blown up.
eh.... he used that same technique at different points during that game & held Brees in check for most of them. For whatever reason, he played those two drives poorly. It wasn't that he was off the receiver, but he wouldn't attack the ball.
Jjo has been using that a lot lately, I assume because of his groin. He can't run like he used to, so he's trying to get an edge.... cheat a little on the deep routes. If he were 100%, it would have been a totally different game & he'd have played it totally different.
unless that cb is say brandon browner of the seahawks or the WR is a flat out *&%$#, WR's aren't fearing getting hit or blown up anymore; the league has made sure of that with its definitions of defensless reciever and all that nonsense.
As far as KJ, there's a reason he wouldn't attack it...fear of getting beat deep on double moves & if the timing is good enough with the qb & the WR, the cb has no time to react.
I'm not saying that it doesn't work, what i'm saying is that it's not likely to be as effective a strategy with an upper echelon qb/wr combo that have tons of chemistry together like Rodgers/Nelson/Jones/Jennings. Especially with them still gashing us with the run like they were doing.
Besides, both of our cb's had already been beat deep, Rodgers just missed the 1 on KJ's side on the 1st series. Once that happens, you know it's gonna linger around in their heads for a while & they'd be hesistant about attack slants.