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    Pretty good read here on an old friend.

    Sterling Moore, hero of last year's AFC Championship Game, looks on from afar this year - NFL - Don Banks - SI.com

    And fuel for one of our favorite debates here:

     
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    Re: Sterling Moore explains it :)

    I know I'm not a professional NFL coach and don't know what I'm talking about, but...

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    Re: Sterling Moore explains it :)

    It's a actually a pretty good story (I started a thread on it earlier and it didn't get any traction). Lots of good stuff about the Evans play last year, including that Moore and McCourty did not hear the defensive play call so were a little lost.

    Also, I can think of one Denver DB who might have been better off had he stayed focused on the receiver. ....
     
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    Re: Sterling Moore explains it :)

    Wait, the media has told me that Evans just DROPPED it.

    They've said it so many times I've forgotten that there was a karate chop at the ball involved. Surely it can't be true that a Pats defender had something to do with it...
     
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    There is something very important that comes out in that story guys. I know I have long complained when I watched our DB try to defend passes with their backs to the ball. This is the first time I've seen that THAT's the way they are taught to do it. In 2011 McCourty and Arrington got a ton of criticism for not looking back. Its clear now that that criticism should have fallen on the coaching staff, NOT the players who were just doing what they were taught.

    Other than that, it was a great article about a very nice kid, who did the best he could under some very difficult circumstances. When you think that BB took a team with THAT secondary to within one drive of a superbowl win, its AMAZING, simply astounding. Think about it. The only ones still starting from the top 5 DB's is McCourty, who had his worst year, and is playing in a different position. This is a story that doesn't get enough attention.
     
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    Hmmm.... so all of us who have been saying that they are being coached to do what they have been doing have been right all along. :mad::mad::mad:

    Edit: Upon rereading, maybe it's just one of the drills where they practice how to play the hands, perhaps not as a primary technique.
     
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    Can someone elaborate on the proper technique/decision making on turning for the ball?

    If you are in a full out sprint with a receiver, doesn't turning your head back slow you and make you lose track of the receiver? Also doesn't it increase the likelihood of contact with the receiver if he slows in his route?
     
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    I think you misunderstand. They arent taught to play that technique as a standard the are taught to play to do that WHEN BEATEN.
     
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    More correct than not, I'd think.

    Recovery by DBs is an important factor. If the pass doesn't take full advantage of the separation the WR has gained, recovery and successful defense become very plausible.

    But there's also "If I look back on this particular route, I'll get beaten, so I'll just watch the receiver and judge the play that way", on a large number of "this particular" routes ...
     
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    Last year it felt like being beaten WAS standard.
     
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