Originally Posted by Vinny
If you watch the replay take a look at Brees looking left and then making the pivot to the right and throwing a strike for the TD as Coleman bit on the action on Brees's left.
I going to come to Coleman's defense on this one. Brees took a 5 step drop and looked at the slant. Had Coleman not jumped on that route, Brees would have picked up another 3rd & long. Most of the time when a QB takes a 5 step drop, he has to get rid of the ball. That the QB had the time to come off that receiver, step up in the pocket, and look for Parker on the seam route is a strike against the pass rush.
Glenn was also in a deep zone, but had a WR outside Parker on the right. Glenn & Coleman both went with the shorter routes, the pass rush didn't get there, TD San Diego. Excellent play design that was well executed starting with a great job by the Charger O-line.