Originally posted by Afrikan:
who is #41???? just looked it up Raymond Ventrone... WTF?
I'm just now watching the Coaches film view of the game and oh my f'n god.. some around here always throw around the word "special teams ACE" for some players that we do decide to keep over other players who are good at their positions.
on the very first punt, this guy just looks lost running down the field and just gives Tate a huge.... actually you know let me just create a gif...
I mean, aren't his teammates that on the right responsible from Tate going to the outside.... and this Ventrone guy is suppose to hold his section and not over commit.. or am I wrong about special teams.
I'm not no expert, but from what I understand is when it comes to return coverage you have to look at it like it's a running play. You have to seal the edge so everyone has to stay in their lanes. They all can't just run directly towards the returner otherwise you would give him an angle.
The real culprit #51, he was supposed to flank Anthony Dixon's right side which would seal the hole, that in turn would push Tate's to return to his left side where everyone else is waiting.
If you notice all the 49ers on the right hand side, they all stay in their respective lanes including #41 who was expecting Tate to run to towards him, but since #51 took himself out of his lane, Tate cut back inside, allowing a huge gain.
[ Edited by verb1der on Sep 18, 2013 at 11:32 PM ]