Originally Posted by silver & black
I agree. I really thought he would start to get the hang of it, but he continually played 10 yards off his man ALL the time... and got burned ALL the time. He has been a zone corner his whole career... and I think he is overrated in that scheme too.
Yeah, if you don't at least know HOW
to play man coverage, I don't see how you can be an elite defensive back, whether it's corner or safety. There's always going to be some overloaded formation or creative route-running that can force you to cover your guy one-on-one. Of course, the Raiders are different because they voluntarily
played man on most plays, but when it comes down to it, so what. I've seen plenty of other guys do a better job than that.
Basically, nobody really won in that deal. Except for all the guaranteed money Hall gets to keep.