Originally Posted by Fire Arians
Just thought it was interesting that the Eagles were putting Asomugha on Brown most of the game, wouldn't you want your #1 corner covering their best wr?
not necessarily. here is something popular with alot of defenses-
the #1 CB will single cover the #2 wr all by himself.
the #1 WR will be double teamed (or bracketed) with the #2 CB and a safety.
the thought being that 2 defenders is usually better than the best CB, therefore both wr's (especially in a 2 WR set) have your best recources of coverage spread out as evenly as possible.