Re: Norwegian Defensive Back
posted at 11/17/2013 11:01 PM EST
Ok, here's my opinion:
1st play - good read on an under thrown ball. However, you need take a better angle once you read the route. The receiver had a step on you since you initially went horizontal before tracking backward. If given the chance always give up the underneath if it prevents letting a receiver get behind you. Extending the play a bit further if the QB held the ball a bit longer and tossed it over your head 5 yards further it was a clean TD with the angle you took backwards. Need a slightly quicker jump and better angle given the WRs speed
2nd play - nice hit, clean used force to knock the ball away. Ran into his path and took a good angle to where he was going not where he was
3rd play - good recovery bad play. That's something T. Wilson gets caught on a lot. He moves forward too quickly and doesn't trust the coverage. It looks like there was man outside with an underneath zone on that play that you started to move into. The CB on the left gave such a huge cushion and was playing the outside you have to stay put and cover that gaping hole to prevent the WR from cutting in for an easy rec
4th play - good speed and pursuit of a play but lost containment. I see 3 white shirts on outside and that's the route you took. When there are already that many by the sidelines you need to cut behind the blockers. This prevents the runner from cutting back as he did but also blockers can't see you if you are behind them so it gives you an advantage to dictate the runners path instead of the blockers giving them holes to move in.
5th play - need to open your hips up a bit. You were a bit stiff before commiting which costs you half a step. If you slow up a bit and open your hips letting the runner make the first move you prevent that skip you did and lets you square up a bit better to wrap up
6th play - good recognition of the play and great use of your hands to rip the ball out but bad angle. On a guy that size you have to tackle from behind and hit him squarely. Look at the route you took, horizontal, then you moved forward before recognizing he was still moving back and you needed to change direction a third time to make the play. If that was a go route you would have been in trouble. Remember don't let them get behind you. The more times you need to change direction the more in trouble you are. If you are going to make a play make it with them infront of you and prepare for a double move go route.
7th play - well read play good breakup
8th play - not much to say there
9th play - good recognition of the play, made the commitment and got into the runners path almost fully square, good play
10th play - good speed, squared up the hit, and good wrap up
11th play - not much to say there
12th play - good square up but instead of tucking your arm in wrap it around and drive through your hit with your shoulder. Safer for you and the receiver while also preventing a potential bounce off
Overall couple things I noticed sometimes it seems like you locked on to a WR and commited before the ball is thrown. You need to becareful not to be caught looking or caught on a double move because the way you move forward would be hard for you to recover if the receiver gets behind you. You also need to open you hips up more. You tend to shorten your step and close off your stance too early commiting to a single route and you have to do little things like that skip or short step your momentum if the ball carrier has options of angles. You also need to work on your angles a bit more. if you are finding yourself moving forward then have to move back into coverage quickly you are giving a step to the receiver which could burn you if they get behind you.
It's a highlight vid so there really isn't a ton you can learn from your better plays. Do you have general practice vids or none highlight plays to look at?