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Freeney awaits Veldheer and friends

As much as Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney would like to take on rookie left tackle Jared Veldheer one-on-one, he’s not counting on it.

“Normally what happens when I go against a rookie is there are two other guys with him,” Freeney told Bay Area reporters by conference call Wednesday. “I’m sure they’re going to scheme and not just leave him by himself. That wouldn’t be too smart.”

With eight sacks and two games to play, Freeney is two shy of his seventh season with double-digit sacks. He has five forced fumbles, giving him 41 for his career.

Freeney and left end Robert Mathis, who has three 10-plus sack seasons, form the NFL’s best outside pass rushing duo. The Raiders will counter with Veldheer at left tackle, either Langston Walker or Mario Henderson at right tackle, and plenty of help from extra lineman Khalif Barnes, tight end Zach Miller and chipping from running backs and fullback Marcel Reece.

Veldheer got this dose of faint praise from Freeney: “He’s done a decent job. He hasn’t done an overly great job, he’s hung in there.”

Even against veteran left tackles, Freeney estimates he gets two or three plays per game with single blocking other than three-step drops where the ball is out quickly. Otherwise, it’s a guard and tackle, a tight end and tackle or running back and tackle _ and often on both sides.

The best way to deal with Freeney and Mathis is to simply be effective running the ball, and the Colts’ veteran has a healthy respect for Oakland’s running game.

“They do a lot of different things, a lot of reverses, use their speed to their advantage,” Freeney said. “You can’t book ‘em for just one thing.”

Listening to Freeney discuss the Colts’ 29th-ranked run defense is similar to the way Tommy Kelly describes Oakland’s issues with “stop, stop . . boom.”

“Sometimes people look at the stats and say, Oh, Colts are 29th in the NFL against the run, so they’re horrible against the run, and that may not be the whole truth,” Freeney said. “Normally the average is high for us because of one run. It’s not like every run is eight yards a pop. It will be one run, 80 yards, with one or two guys out of their gap, which will skew the whole stats.”

Indianapolis is coming off a 34-24 win over Jacksonville which gave the Colts control of their own destiny as far as the AFC South race, holding Maurice Jones Drew and the Jaguars to 67 rushing yards in the process.

“What we did the last game was make sure 11 guys play together, not just once in awhile,” Freeney said, adding that Oakland’s big-play ability is a concern.

“Obviously they have home run ability, and it’s going to be very important that we wrap up and two or three guys get around that ballcarrier,” Freeney said. “We can’t just rely on one guy making the tackle because they’er very good at making guys miss.”

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  • RaiderRockstar

    I don’t think Veldheer will be intimidated by Freeney.
    Veld will hold his ground…

    ***

    ray,

    with no help?

  • http://atm Raider O

    Bo,

    I like C Palmer too, and I font think he is done. I just think he needs a fresh start.

    I want us to sign J Joseph. He will allow our D to play man without giving a ton of plays, and focus more on stopping the run with 8-9 players in the box.

  • http://atm Raider O

    GarbageKowski is a good backup at best.
    GarbageKowski sucks as a starter.

    We should apse blame the coaching staff for starting GarbageKowski!

  • http://atm Raider O

    GarbageKowski is a good backup at best.
    GarbageKowski sucks as a starter.

    We should also blame the coaching staff for starting GarbageKowski!

  • RaiderRockstar

    CB Joseph will be tagged. same with dolt wr V JAX

  • http://www.aflciodental.com/unions/IBEW.png r8eray

    Veld n tha gang!

    Gotta give credit, where credit is due…
    Veld has done a modest job, for a rookie.

    Better than Gallery, his first year!
    ;)

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    # aig-raiders Says:
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Nnamdi,

    A good QB makes it happen with whoever is at the WR position. There have been many examples posted on this blog of QB’s in this league that makes it happen with no name WR’s. The WR defense was used to defend Jawalrus and now being used to defend JC. A good QB makes it happen. Even Grad has made it happen in a couple of games last year and this year. And most on here have already dumped Grad.
    =======================================================

    Score board bra, 9th ranked scoring offense, that is making it happen.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Cinci is to cheap to tag players. He will be a FA.
    Mike Brown is too cheap to pay/ tag or resign players. He gives extentions.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    TEAM:

    REMEMBER the H in brah, POR FAVOR!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Too*

  • Raider Dell

    My turkey comment last thread was filled with so many fun comments. Maybe you’ll like this one too, I have large pond and canadien geese and ducks are on the property all the time, during the spring and fall.

    They are annoying as they quake up all the time or honk!! relentlessly.

  • kokomo

    Grads is an average QB at best. He did well last year given it was comparing against jaBustUs. Agreed, SF game was blown because of Campbell and Hue Jackson going brain dead with playcalling. What about Arizona? Three times in red zone and coming off with FGs. Miami game was a disaster and so was the Houston game with Grads. He is a backup at best and not a starter. The fact is Campbell is 6-4 and Grads is 1-3. Enough said.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Preppie,

    What about Bro? I know You People like to stay hip.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    # M Lonetree Says:
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:29 am

    for those of you who visit the idea of Tom Cable GM, you can point to Jared Veldheer. It seems clear that Cable has had something (including input on drafting him) to do with the kid’s being in at LT.

    other than Veldheer I see no clear examples of Cable’s greatness as a talent evaluator. much to the contrary.

    and while Cable’s promise to Popgun that Brucekowski could return to start once he regained his health may show loyalty and a man keeping his word, it shows nothing of being a correct decision-maker, and it was a promise that never should have seen the light of day when valued against “for the good of the Oakland Raiders”.
    =========================================================

    Davis makes cable better clearly. Cable seems to help balance Davis how much is not known. advantage, old man AL

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    We People prefer to stay hep. Thanks.

    Hip is for beancounters, bro.

  • http://atm Raider O

    I wanna be like Dell. No more banker crap.
    I wanna a nice house that has a huge lot with wild life, Raiders season tickets, and I want to eat out (Italian) LOL.

    I wanna be like Dell!!!!!!

  • Guy

    The same Carson Palmer that gave up a huge lead to the bills?

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Dell, your solution = one border collie.

    Works to perfection on the links too. I hate putting through geese flatus.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Carson Palmer plays defense now?

  • Guy

    I know he threw like 2picks and a pick 6

  • http://atm Raider O

    LMAO Bro.

  • M Lonetree

    Carson Palmer had one good year for an erstwhile moribund franchise for which he was lauded.
    Never been the same since the knee injury.
    While he may resurrect his career away from Cincy, he may also be solely yesterday’s news.

  • Guy

    Nvm no pick 6 but a pick in the endzone with almost no pressure on him, and like others would say, he was spotted 7 points from a pick 6 (Jonathan Joseph).

    Also, even if the Raiders sign Joseph what will it take to make everyone realize not every corner is Aso/Revis and will go up completions? We’ll be looking for Joseph’s replacement after a season or two.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Guy Says:
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:53 am
    I know he threw like 2picks and a pick 6

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Easily cured by Dr. Southwick.

  • Raider Dell

    BSJ

    Can I borrow Lamont??

  • Guy

    I meant give up not go up .

  • Raider Dell

    Raider O Says:
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:50 am
    I wanna be like Dell. No more banker crap.
    I wanna a nice house that has a huge lot with wild life, Raiders season tickets, and I want to eat out (Italian) LOL.

    I wanna be like Dell!!!!!!

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    My little minnie mee!!(Raider O)

    life has some unexpected twists and turns. Trying to be similar or like someone is not who you are.

    You are intelligent, great in sales and want to fire every Raider coach all the time.

    Get your degree, stay in portofolio analysis and thing BIG!! You will then have the choice of anyplace and any home. Just remember, you control your own destiny.

    As far as being like me, no doubles allowed in this world.

    Peace and prosperity.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Raider Dell Says:
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:58 am
    BSJ

    Can I borrow Lamont??

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    The kibble and Uhaul rental are cost prohibitive, I think.

  • Raider Dell

    BSJ

    Lamont could fly out. I’m sure the TSA people will have no problem scanning him.

    I’ll pay for his vari kennel to be comforted for a plane ride and have plenty of good doggie magazines to read during the flight.

  • Chris in NY

    This matchup of the Colts d-ends worries me perhaps more than Manning and the Colts passing game.

    Hue can really earn some major respect this Sunday by designing and sticking to an effective gameplan. It’ll be on Campbell too to make quick decisions and get rid of the ball on time — something he has not done well at all this year for the most part (when he is given a lot of time he does pretty well).

    I’d run it right at Freeney early and often, try to beat him up and make him honor the run more.

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    Sunday was a much better experience inside Lucas Oil Stadium than my last trip (Chargers), and it catapulted the Colts into the lead in the AFC South, now just two wins away from their 8th AFC South Division title. It was one of those games that looks mighty impressive while watching live, but you just had a feeling the stats weren’t going to paint a pleasant picture (they aren’t great). It’s games like these that give credence to the “football isn’t won by stat geeks” crowd, which happens.

    It was great to see the Colts finally control the line of scrimmage against a team who, on paper, was superior to them in the trenches. It’s not going to show up in the Winning Stats, however, because we know, on the whole, passing leads to more wins than running, when looked at independently. That doesn’t make this Colts win any less impressive. I said on Sunday night I’d only put the Giants game ahead of this one, but I think I’d put the Chiefs game ahead of this one too. Still a great win.

    Some notes from the game:

    •Elias: Donald Brown’s 9.2 Yards per Carry was the highest for a Colts RB (minimum 10 carries) since Peyton Manning was a rookie. The great Marshall Faulk had 11.3 YPC against the Ravens back in ’98. Great job by Brown, and the Offensive Line.
    •Colts.com: More on Brown’s big day – It was the first 100 yard rusher for the Colts since Joseph Addai ran for 105 against the Texans in November of 2008 128 against the Redskins in Week 6. His 49 yard run in the first quarter was the longest run by a Colt since 2004 (Dominic Rhodes, 55 yards vs. Titans), and his 43 yard TD run was the longest TD run since 2001 (Rhodes, 46 yards vs. Jets).
    •CBS RapidReports: The Colts have now won 30 consecutive games in which they didn’t turn the ball over. I can’t stress enough how important holding onto the ball is for the Colts. It clearly is. Adding to this, the Colts have now won 37 consecutive games when they have a +2 turnover margin.

    •Colts.com: Reggie Wayne has now caught a pass in 78 straight games, which moves him into 2nd place in team history, passing Marshall Faulk. Let’s keep this streak going for years to come.
    •Colts.com: Tyjuan Hagler’s onside kick return was a first in team history, and the shortest kickoff returned for a TD in team history. I’m giving half credit for this to Special Teams coach Ray Rychleski, who was responsible for calling the timeout, clearly frustrating the Jaguars.
    Let’s get to the numbers in this big Colts victory…

    Non-Adjusted Stats:

    Statistic Offense Rank Defense Rank Off/Def Above Off/Def Below Record
    DSR 73.3% 14 71.0% 15 N N 3-2
    ANPY/A 6.525 15 7.282 22 N N 7-0
    Turnovers 0 1 2 6 Y N 8-1
    Yds/Drive 34.18 9 32.36 21 N N 5-2
    ToP/Drive 2:41.6 16 2:45.6 19 N N 4-2
    Yds/Play 5.875 8 5.836 23 N N 7-1
    First Downs/Drive 1.73 16 1.82 19 N N 2-3
    3rd/4th Down 38.5% 14 43.8% 24 N Y 4-3
    Avg Start Pos 32.2 12 27.1 7 Y N 9-1
    3 and Outs 3 10 4 9 Y N 6-0
    RZ Eff 61.9% 20 81.0% 19 N Y 4-3
    Plays/Drive 5.818 13 5.545 16 N N 5-4
    Penalty Yds / Play 1.063 23 0.902 13 N N 3-3
    RB Success 41.7% 20 50.0% 18 N Y 3-4
    Yds/Carry 6.46 4 3.05 7 Y N 8-3
    Net Punts Yds/Game 22.67 31 47.25 32 N Y 3-3
    Ranking – Week (32) 11 18 13
    Ranking – Season (448) 157 261 193

    Adjusted Stats:

    Statistic Offense Rank Defense Rank Off/Def Above Off/Def Below Record
    DSR 69.4% 22 65.7% 8 N N 3-2
    ANPY/A 4.537 22 6.822 19 N N 7-0
    Turnovers 0.6 11 2 11 Y N 8-1
    Yds/Drive 28.59 13 28.30 16 N N 5-2
    ToP/Drive 2:33.8 18 2:24.4 8 N N 4-2
    Yds/Play 5.053 18 5.507 21 N N 7-1
    First Downs/Drive 1.48 21 1.47 11 N N 2-3
    3rd/4th Down 34.9% 21 39.4% 18 N Y 4-3
    Avg Start Pos 33.9 11 27.4 6 Y N 9-1
    3 and Outs 3 15 6 4 Y N 6-0
    RZ Eff 62.2% 22 77.3% 19 N Y 4-3
    Plays/Drive 5.600 15 5.023 9 N N 5-4
    Penalty Yds / Play 1.110 24 1.090 7 N N 3-3
    RB Success 44.8% 18 45.0% 15 N Y 3-4
    Yds/Carry 6.30 3 2.57 6 Y N 8-3
    Net Punts Yds/Game 23.83 32 45.35 30 N Y 3-3
    Ranking – Week (32) 21 10 18
    Ranking – Season (448) 239 173 197

    Some thoughts:

    •From my preview:

    Their one weakness is turnovers, where they are 28th in the league. The Colts absolutely must force a turnover or two to win. Turnovers have been the key to almost every game in the 2nd half of the season. It will be again on Sunday.

    Done and done. I like it when I’m right :)
    •The defense did a great job getting the Jaguars off the field, especially in the first half. Those numbers are a little skewed as well, as the garbage time yardage gained on dump-off passes to Rashad Jennings count the same. It’s clearly what the Colts wanted them to do, so I won’t hold that against the Colts one bit.
    •For the second week in a row, the defense did struggle in the Red Zone. They’ve been so good all year, I hope they can get back to their first 12 game form for the home stretch of the schedule.
    •The Offense really struggled sustaining drives, which is a little baffling to me. I think the numbers went down significantly when Austin Collie was knocked out of the game. They also had several 4th and 1 plays that they punted on, which is very frustrating (the coming up short part, not the punting part).
    •I also said in the preview they just needed a 40% RB Success rate, and they got over 40%, and won the game. Here’s where I get back on my soapbox saying you can explain parts of football with numbers…
    •Teams that were above average in Yards per Carry on both sides of the ball were a fantastic 8-3 this weekend, which is quite rare.
    Adjusted Season Stats through Week 15:

    Statistic Offense Rank Best Defense Rank Best Record Win %
    DSR 75.2% 4 Patriots 69.5% 16 Giants 71-15 0.826
    ANPY/A 6.041 13 Patriots 5.164 11 Packers 96-15 0.865
    Turnovers 1.77 16 Patriots 1.43 25 Giants 110-25 0.815
    Yds/Drive 35.28 2 Patriots 29.75 17 Giants 79-21 0.790
    ToP/Drive 2:53.0 10 Packers 2:51.0 26 Giants 92-20 0.821
    Yds/Play 5.395 13 Eagles 5.000 10 Chargers 68-33 0.673
    First Downs/Drive 2.11 3 Patriots 1.73 18 Giants 74-22 0.771
    3rd/4th Down 45.4% 5 Falcons 38.4% 14 Giants 82-27 0.752
    Avg Start Pos 27.7 31 Bears 30.1 13 Falcons 105-23 0.820
    3 and Outs 3.13 7 Jaguars 4.17 11 Jets 64-24 0.727
    RZ Eff 78.4% 4 Patriots 59.5% 8 Steelers 76-28 0.731
    Plays/Drive 6.518 1 Colts 5.838 25 Raiders 74-30 0.712
    Penalty Yds / Play 0.662 6 Dolphins 0.764 23 Raiders 56-43 0.566
    RB Success 45.4% 16 Patriots 50.9% 29 Steelers 66-41 0.617
    Yds/Carry 3.60 31 Eagles 4.33 20 Steelers 71-51 0.582
    Net Punts Yds/Game 39.26 15 Cowboys 40.62 29 Bears 46-41 0.529
    Overall 7 Patriots 17 Giants

    A couple thoughts here:

    •Many of these numbers don’t change much, now that we’re mostly through the entire season. The Colts moved up 2 spots on the defensive side, and hold steady on Offense. The Offense no longer has the worst starting field position, and aren’t the worst rushing team in terms of Yards / Carry.

    •Passing the ball well, along with stopping the pass, are still the most telling factor in the NFL. You shouldn’t be surprised.
    Week by Week Numbers:

    Colts Opponent Non-Adjusted Adjusted
    Week Offense Defense Total Offense Defense Total
    1 Texans 62 403 234 131 328 245
    2 Giants 71 35 10 10 20 2
    3 Broncos 149 271 195 254 326 335
    4 Jaguars 31 438 260 67 415 258
    5 Chiefs 123 117 63 119 107 55
    6 Redskins 203 140 134 200 206 193
    7 BYE
    8 Texans 60 127 42 124 45 25
    9 Eagles 216 361 327 169 272 221
    10 Bengals 318 120 205 308 113 217
    11 Patriots 67 445 311 74 357 200
    12 Chargers 380 266 394 317 167 276
    13 Cowboys 189 376 325 233 321 322
    14 Titans 39 356 166 33 408 215
    15 Jaguars 157 261 193 239 173 197

    Still haven’t had a stand-out game, in terms of stats, since the Monday nighter against Houston. Hopefully we’ll see two of them over the next two weeks.

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    The Colts have now won 30 consecutive games in which they didn’t turn the ball over. I can’t stress enough how important holding onto the ball is for the Colts. It clearly is. Adding to this, the Colts have now won 37 consecutive games when they have a +2 turnover margin.

  • No Mas Diamante

    219.Dakota Says:
    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:30 am
    212.No Mas Diamante Says:
    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:17 am
    dakota – That’s what I thought…lol.. when you make a staement have the cajones to back it up…
    ++++++++++++

    Sorry you didn’t know about Al’s interview on the radio in August. There, maybe now you have enough info to go look it up. Or are you just generally lazy?
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

    yes I heard that interview but did not specifcally hear Al say he made every pick or built the this team by himself. And as far as me being lazy… Well, in between running two business and raising a family, I do manage find a little couch time every sunday to watch my beloved silver and black.
    Just don’t have the extra time to research your bs. back to work…

  • raiderfankirk

    He!! no to Palmer. He has a decent line, great receivers,and good running back. And he still sucks!!!I’d rather have Campbell or Bruce anyday. I like the kid from Boise. He plays like a pro at the collegette level, but everyone is gonna say he is to small. Somebody is gonna get a gem with him.

  • http://no_knuckleheads! 909RaiderLifer

    The best way to deal with Freeney and Mathis is to simply…

    Have Cable go over and stomp on they’re thoats, during the pre-game stretch..problems solved..

  • raiderfankirk

    Hope we see boots, naked boots, and options, that will slow em down. Trips, bubble to Ford.

  • RaiderDebo

    Why does anyone even think Grads is a good backup? The only way I’d let the Wonderlic Wonder (he got a 15) back on this squad next year is as the #3 guy.

  • alex7

    Koko,

    you do realize the reason Grads was even playing in those early season games was because we couldn’t even MOVE the BALL with Campbell.

    I mean, you did watch him play vs the Titans and Rams and produce zero, zip, zilch. You did WATCH this right?

    It’s like some of you guys think Jason was playing at some pro-bowl level, and then the coaches decided to bench him for %&^$ and giggles.

    He was ATROCIOUS. That’s why Grads played. To say we would have won with Jason…lol.

  • alex7

    Raiderfankirk,

    you want Jason Campbell, who folds under pressure, running NAKED bootlegs towards either Dwight Freeney or Mathis? No blockers. Just JC in all his glorious athleticism and non-panic decision-making against those track star DEs.

    Ok.

  • alex7

    If Jason has to throw the ball 30 times, we lose.

    Simple as that.

    The Cover-2 takes away dump offs in the flats.

    This means they will stack and force Jason to throw to the receivers down the field. In a hostile environment vs a good pass rush (think Tennessee and Pittsburgh).

    Uh oh.

  • alex7

    Raiderdebo,

    probably because he beat two playoff teams last year in Pittsburgh and Cincy, he held his own against the Ravens, he helped beat the Rams, put up 225+ yards in most of his starts, kept us in it vs the Texans.

    For backup material, that’s dang solid.

    Certainly better than our current backup. Or most team’s.

  • alex7

    Kirk,

    the Boise kid has a Matt Leinart arm, and no amount of moxie, smarts, or any of that can overcome a Leinart arm at the NFL level.

  • raiderfankirk

    Yes I do. What happened the last time he did it?

  • raiderfankirk

    Alex7 are u tarded or sumpin? Have you seen that kid play? STFU

  • alex7

    Palmer has been GREAT before.

    Going through a bad season after making the playoffs twice the last few years.

    Can he rebound like Kurt Warner, Jeff Garcia in Philly, Vick in Philly, Kitna in Dallas? Veterans who had shown greatness, yet people thought they were done.

    I’ll take a veteran who has shown greatness over a never-has-been, never-will-be, as the historical evidence PROVES that if a QB isn’t great by their 5th year STARTING, they never will be.

    Next year will be JC’s 7th of mediocrity and a career losing record.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    # alex7 Says:
    December 22nd, 2010 at 11:35 am

    If Jason has to throw the ball 30 times, we lose.

    Simple as that.

    The Cover-2 takes away dump offs in the flats.

    This means they will stack and force Jason to throw to the receivers down the field. In a hostile environment vs a good pass rush (think Tennessee and Pittsburgh).

    Uh oh.
    —————————————————-

    Cover 2 means both safties deep, it forces you to throw underneath.

    If Jc throws more than 20-25 passess it is bad news, not because he cant but because we should be running the ball at their undersized porous run defense. actually this game isnt about jc, its about our o-line vs the indy front.

    power runs, play action pass. By the way because freeny and mathis are so aggressive getting up the field, screen passes to the backs is a recipe for success.

  • alex7

    Kirk, were you impressed by Cade McNown in UCLA back in the day?

    By Tim Couch at Kentucky? Tebow in Florida? Leinart at USC? All those guys looked awesome in college, but had weak arms and are bound to struggle in the NFL.

    There have been numerous weak arm, smart, successful college QBs that couldn’t hack it in the NFL.

    I can’t think of a single weak arm QB in the NFL. Look at Bruce.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    # alex7 Says:
    December 22nd, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Kirk, were you impressed by Cade McNown in UCLA back in the day?

    By Tim Couch at Kentucky? Tebow in Florida? Leinart at USC? All those guys looked awesome in college, but had weak arms and are bound to struggle in the NFL.

    There have been numerous weak arm, smart, successful college QBs that couldn’t hack it in the NFL.

    I can’t think of a single weak arm QB in the NFL. Look at Bruce.
    =========================================================

    Joe montana ( g.o.a.t) and steve young were as noodle armed as they come, id say they were pretty solid nfl qbs

  • alex7

    No Mistic, that’s not what cover 2 means. You can have 2 safeties and play man.

    What makes Cover 2 unique is that the corners press and cover the flats, taking away dump offs and helping with screens.

    You beat this by throwing deep passes along the sidelines, behind the corners and in front of the safeties, or threading a needle between the 2 deep safeties beating a linebacker down the middle of the field with touch.

    Have we seen those throws this year?

  • raiderfankirk

    Like Montana and Brees also right?