Originally posted by lamontb:
Good job. Hope you got something you can post to point where you think the DB's did such a good job. Roddy White was killing Brock and Brown. Seems like they just gave him way too much of a cushion and he just kept catching 10 yard passes minus his touchdown. ATL's o line played lights out.
I don't have the OP's film study to back it up, but I thought we weren't giving Roddy cushion.
We were playing mid range zone coverage on Roddy, which I think is different then cushion.Cushion I think of man-on-man coverage where the corner is 7 yards deep or something.
Most of the catches by Roddy were underneath where if we made the tackle, Roddy wouldn't have made the 1st down. It was tackling him after the catch that wasn't working IMO, but the coverage was containing him (until Reid couldn't make the play on the TD pass...).
Most of the early game Ryan was doing short passes right before the 1st down line where our DB was, then Roddy would pick up an extra 2-3 yards to get the 1st.
Its also interesting that Roddy's receptions were all on 1st/2nd down in the first 3 quarters.
His one drive where he got his TD has 60+ of his yards, and those were mid-range long range throws. So if you just just on the short range game where were giving him "cushion" I think it was pretty effective.
My 2 cents anways