Originally Posted by Corrosion
It was not man coverage , it was a zone under designed to bracket Marshall .... with Jackson responsible for the seam and J.Jo the outside .... the safeties were responsible for the deep routes. Its pretty easy to see from the backfield view ..... After the ball is thrown.
Sure, if you like to call it zone, you could; but if you look at all the other defenders, you can see man.
Quin was the original single deep safety.
Barwin jumped on the TE #89 on play side.
Dobbins was spying on the RB; when this guy stayed back to block, Dobbins came in on the delayed pass rush.
Manning was on the other TE (#87) on the other side; when this guy stayed back to engage Reed, Manning dropped back into coverage to help Quin on the post route (ran by KJax's man.)