01-15-2013, 02:40 PM
Splotchy Headed Assassin
Join Date: Nov 2006
Originally Posted by Mediator12
A couple of things here about Moore:
1. He is Not a good NFL safety. He is what coaches call serviceable as a FS. Did he improve this year? Absolutely. He was a much more reliable tackler. However, he was shaky all year in pass coverage and had a solid pass rush hide his deep ball liabilities for most of the season.
2. The lack of coaching for Moore was atrocious. JDR, Ron Milus, and Sam Garnes are not sleeping well at all right now for botching that rush three, five under, 3 deep play where the DAMN safety never flipped his hips to keep depth and tried to backpedal to a deep ball.
Mistake 1: WTF does he care about the TE in front of HIM?!? You want them to throw it in front of you Dumbass! That eats up clock and stops playcalling options!
Mistake 2:Why was he reading the underneath routes at all in that situation? Poor coaching, and even worse situational awareness by a kid who is over his head covering deep still.
Mistake 3: He let the WR get deeper than him. This alone is unforgivable for a safety anytime. That is a safety's primary job in coverage all the time. In that situation, he deserves to be ridiculed for that alone.
Mistake 4: What ******g technique was that? He never once flipped his hips and tracked the ball while running backwards. Then, he tried to make a play on the ball instead of making a tackle! That is the selfish part, and its un-disciplined coaching too. He made the same error earlier this year and no one corrected it, because he did it again at the worst possible time.
3. Coaching blunders: Why not invite the short throw and rush 4? It is not like they were getting any pressure all game anyway and could even think they could with just 3! Then, play quarters coverage all day with umbrella principles to funnel all catches in bounds? WTF are you playing that crap coverage in the first place?
So, while Moore totally blew it, I do not want to hear he makes that play in practice 99 out of a 100 times! There is no way he could by making 3 mental errors and 2 technical errors on that play. He showed he had no idea how to play that coverage and he proved it to the detriment of the team.
I told you guys all year, the stories of his improvement were overrated. I admitted he became a much more solid tackler. However, no one wanted to listen when I brought up how undisciplined he was in coverage and how occasionally lost he was. Unfortunately for all of us, Rahim showed us just how bad that really was on that one play.
Thank you. I disagree with you slightly in that I think he improved more than you give him credit for, but the overall theme of what you've written is true. Mistake 3 in that situation at even a collegiate or high school level is unforgivable, much less when you're in the 4th quarter of the a ****ing NFL playoff game, with a 97 percent chance of winning if he simply keeps the receiver in play and in front of him. Cutting Moore outright would be stupid and an overreaction, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if he's moved for a 4th or 5th rounder or a player in the off-season. A player that makes that egregious a mental mistake in that situation will never be trusted again, and probably will have issues with the mental aspects of the game as a result of such a serious screw up.
Last edited by razorwire77; 01-15-2013 at 02:42 PM..