Originally posted by 5280High:
Originally posted by verb1der:
If Rogers is really the best cover man like you say he is, then Fangio would place him on an island and take away a huge portion of the field. Culliver is doing just that, if you haven't noticed.
The corner covering the slot also gets allot more help from the safeties by going with underneath coverage. This give Rogers more wiggle room with mistakes, staying stride for stride isn't as important as getting in between the QB and the receiver.
Indeed! And truth is, no team can ever stop these small shifty WRs, they're built to move chains, but they rarely explode (with the exception of Cruz). However teams can contain them with disciplined, sound tackling.
Another thing I wanted to point out, if you guys haven't noticed Whitner has been playing lights out in run support lately, in recent years it's been Dashon. I think Culliver has deserves a lot of credit for this, because he doesn't need much support when matched up one on one, so Whitner can play closer to the line of scrimmage and react to the run faster. I'm really proud of Cully, he's turning into a beast!
[ Edited by verb1der on Dec 11, 2012 at 5:47 PM ]