Originally posted by Afrikan:
here is the Video.... LOOK AT :40 of the video... Goldson had a good read on Eli and took a perfect Angle...the Giants receiver bailed out on the play, Brown continued.. (what if Brown followed the receiver instead???)... how hard is it to understand this s**t?
Have you considered that the rude tone of your posts encourages people to argue with you?
Anyway, I played college ball, and was significantly slower, less coordinated, and less instinctual than any of the guys on our team. I sat through a film session where our FS got reamed for the exact same play. As a safety, it is your job to see the field and play the big picture, while it is CBs job to play his man. If the FS had a CLEAN play on the ball, which he did not, he takes it, otherwise he supports the CB's play (backup the INT or wall of the WR). That's pretty basic football. I know it looks too fast to avoid to you, but if College players can be expected to do it, pros should be better. Granted, NFL players are moving much faster, but they also have greater reflexes, coordination, and football instincts (not to mention better coaching and MUCH more time to hone their craft). Bottom line, CBs get payed top dollar to play their man, breakup passes, and cause turnovers. Safeties are also expected to cause turnovers, but they are also expected to run the secondary. Goldson refers back to his college CB mindset too frequently, IMO.