Originally posted by paperplanemedia:
Watch the play again. Once DW motioned over there, the 2 guys responsible got confused and they both went to cover Delanie.
Disagree. Of the two guys you're talking about, one is a safety, one is a ILB. When you say that one of them got distracted by Walker, you're implying that he was supposed to turn and run with Moss instead. No chance the coverage was designed that way.
Green Bay was playing zone, not man. And neither of those two guys appeared to be responsible for the deep middle. The strongside safety (#43 Jennings), the one opposite Moss) was supposed to cover it. Jennings just blew it. You can see in the video the Green Bay defenders both point at #43 in frustration as the play finishes. The packers players basically admitted as much:
"The play wasn't even over and Morgan Burnett appeared to already be pointing at [#43] M.D. Jennings. But after the game, Burnett wasn't naming any names when asked what happened on Randy Moss' 14-yard touchdown catch in the San Francisco 49ers' 30-22 victory over the Green Bay Packers Sunday. 'Yeah, there was miscommunication,' said Burnett, who is in his third NFL season and is the veteran of the true safety group, not counting converted cornerback Charles Woodson. 'But it's just one of those things you've just got to learn from it and you've got to grow from it. Nobody's singling nobody out.' ... After Jennings seemed to blow the coverage, he was replaced as the nickel and dime safety by rookie fourth-round pick Jerron McMillian."