Are defensive backs coached on the situation, depending on the score, time left, down and distance? Watching the 1:00 games today it doesn't look that way - or if they are, those defensive backs are not listening. 1.) Situation: Miami 29, Tenn 19; Tenn ball, 4th & 20 at Miami 39 w/3:20 left Young overthrows his receiver deep in end zone. WR is not close to the ball, but Rashad Jones dives for an unnecessary interception. Result is Miami loses 19 yards on the play, starting the following drive at their own 20 rather than close to midfield. 2.) Situation: Jacksonville 24, Houston 24; Jax ball at the 50 w/0:03 left Garrard throws a hail mary into the hands of Houston's Glover Quin. Though nobody is close to him he decides to knock the ball down rather than simply catch it and go into overtime. Problem is he doesn't knock it down, he simply knocks it forward. Why not catch the ball in that situation? 3.) Situation: Jets 20, Browns 20; Jets ball, 3rd & 14 at own 46 w/1:46 left in OT Sanchez throws a hail mary just of the goal line. With the receiver draped on his back, Joe Haden jumps up and catches the ball at the 3-yard line. Obviously he had no chance of returning the ball on the play; why not knock it down? It was like calling for a fair catch on a punt inside the five. The best scenario for Cleveland on that play was an incomplete pass; the interception robbed them of a chance to win the game, or at minimum to not lose it. How do so many highly paid professionals not know what to do in these situations? Even eight-year olds playing little league baseball know where to throw the ball once it is hit to them; these guys not knowing what to do in those situations appear to be less aware than those kids.