Originally posted by jdt84_2:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Can't discount the roaming defender underneath. People tend to do that when they mentioned 'wide open' and only noticed the trailing defender. How about Larry Grant going up for Ben's pass underneath. A few inches lowered and it would have been a pick.
i wasn't even talking about the underneath. the ravens game a poster was "screaming" about VD being open but reed was over the top playing centerfield. the poster then says it is VD you have to challenge.
no that is reed, you do not challenge.
Yeah, pretty much judgement call on that to me. Just looking at the distance a defender is away from the ball or receiver can be deceiving because a good defender and a fast one can closed very quickly. Reminds me of Deion Sanders when he actually baited QB by giving the distance in between him and the receiver. Once the ball is in the air, he closes very quickly. INT
Not saying that is the case for every DB but you have to account for that closing speed. You don't take that chance against Reed unless it's a comeback drive late in the game where you absolutely has to take the risk and try to make the play to VD.