Some All 22 action of the Reid INT in the ARI game.
ARI: 1RB 1 TE 3 WR set.
SF: 5 DBs
The TE gets a clean release and is into his route at the start of the snap. It seems like no defender is assigned to cover the TE. He is the correct read for Palmer to throw to. Reid is highlighted in red.
Below: To me, the TE doesn't run a precise route to help his QB. Should the TE cut across Reid's face (blue arrow) and use body positioning to shield Reid? Or should the TE run a seam route to attack downfield (blue arrow)? He will do neither (red arrow), slow down, and actually slowly drift towards Reid(!)
Below: Palmer pulls the trigger. Reid's eyes are focused on Palmer. This pass has no chance provided Reid has the speed and agility to get there on time.
Below: Reid driving towards the ball (mid flight). We know what happens next.