I agree completely. Ellis was just the wrong guy in the wrong place. It was idoitic to blitz on that play and not give EH some inside or outside help, just like the guy that Randy Moss beat for the easy TD. If you put a CB on an Island like that he is going to have to guess inside or out. He guessed wrong, slipped and it was all over. I am not saying he didn't screw up, but he was very far from alone when it comes to blame for the loss.
Yep. The the annoucers said that the Giants tried to bracket Wes Welker and left the DB one on one with Moss.
I'm wondering if maybe the receiver has the option on that play. DB protects inside, receiver breaks out and vise versa. Those plays looked indentical except for the direction that the receiver broke.
I heard someone on ESPN in the postgame ripping on both DBs for not making any contact with the receivers at the line. Said that when you are on an island like that , you can't let the receiver dicate the play. They also said that, at worst, you are looking at an interference penalty that cost you half the distance to the goal. At best, you disrupt the route and give the blitzers time to get to the qb. Sounded like outstanding analysis to me.
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