A few of us have been following the NEInsider posts on the ESPN message board. Today he made a post on the cornerbacks.... http://boards.espn.go.com/boards/mb/mb?sport=nfl&id=nwe&tid=3342520&lid=19 A little note on cornerback play. Hobbs is quite a bit better than most of you realize. CB in our system is defined by the scheme being played and the FS must decide which corner needs over the top assistance based on coverage schemes. The FS help can be changed if it appears the other corner needs hlep or has not played the correct coverage for the defense called. This is the job of the FS. If the corner that was to receive deep help is in good position and the other corner appears to have either jumped a route or been duped into thinking he has picked up a key and changed coverage but left himself open to a deep route the FS must play the percentages and move to help the corner in trouble. This is why the FS is generally positioned in the center of the field and deep. Hobbs many times was doing his job perfectly with deep help assigned but lost his deep help when the other corner gambled and broke coverage or the defensive scheme called was not followed by the other corner. This resulted in Hobbs being one on one when he should not have been and being beaten deep when he should have had deep help. If a corner has deep help he plays inside the receiver forcing the QB to put air under the ball and allow the deep help to move into position and either break up the play or intercept it. If a corner plays inside the receiver when he has no deep help he forces the FS to decide who needs the help the most. Guessing is never good. Since we do not flip corners and have a corner cover a specific receiver our cornerbacks absolutely must not break the scheme or they endanger the other cornerbacks coverage and the defense called We have a very good chance of being dominant at corner by the end of the season. In other words we will be much better at corner by January when it counts than in September. Wheatley will be a star in NFL. The reason Ty Law was the best corner in the NFL for years is simple. He played the defense called perfectly and never guessed when it would affect the other corner despite the fact he was not that fast. He got his interceptions playing the defense correctly.