Turn your head: Saints cornerback explain when to turn and not to turn (1 Viewer)

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Without reading the article, I can guarantee that corners are taught not to turn their head when they're recovering from being beaten.
 
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Without reading the article, I can guarantee that corners are taught not to turn their head when they're recovering from being beaten.

Yea they explained that part when the cornerback was recovering to cover the receiver after that trick play where Ginn threw the pass and we got PI.
 

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I think our CB's this year are doing a good job most of the times turning their heads. That's an area really improved from the last few years even if the defense as a unit is not playing well.
 

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Corey White never figured it out

Not sure if Crawley has figured it out yet either. His ball skills are rough right now. He has had a hard time locating the ball on longer throws.
 

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It sure seems like Underhill is reading the forum, recognizing our worries or concerns, and then addressing them in an intelligent manner.

We're lucky to have him.


Does seem like a nice little niche. Rarely do those guys approach the players with the types of questions that Fans usually ask but it makes for good questions when they are feasible to ask.

Not really the kind of article you come across a lot thats simple but in depth
 

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I still want to see corners turn their heads even if they are beaten. It might have resulted in more interceptions with Crawley and Moore last game. (The KV penalty was BS). And many more opportunities in the past couple seasons.

If the CB turns his head and locates the ball, he is in better position to make a play either way. If he can determine the ball will go over his head without much chance of making a play, then he can turn back upfield and play the receiver.

There is the slight chance that the QB has thrown the perfect pass to a speedy WR who won't lose even a half step to turn and catch the ball. But in that case, it won't matter much if the CB loses a step to turn his head and locate the ball. Much better to try and make a play and avoid the gimme penalties.
 

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I still want to see corners turn their heads even if they are beaten. It might have resulted in more interceptions with Crawley and Moore last game. (The KV penalty was BS). And many more opportunities in the past couple seasons.

If the CB turns his head and locates the ball, he is in better position to make a play either way. If he can determine the ball will go over his head without much chance of making a play, then he can turn back upfield and play the receiver.

There is the slight chance that the QB has thrown the perfect pass to a speedy WR who won't lose even a half step to turn and catch the ball. But in that case, it won't matter much if the CB loses a step to turn his head and locate the ball. Much better to try and make a play and avoid the gimme penalties.


Meh..perfect example of why not to do that is on the Sterling Moore play. If he turns and loses the ball its a TD definitely. The pass interference and placement on the GL at least offers the prospect of a goal line stand and ability to force only 3pts.
 

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Meh..perfect example of why not to do that is on the Sterling Moore play. If he turns and loses the ball its a TD definitely. The pass interference and placement on the GL at least offers the prospect of a goal line stand and ability to force only 3pts.

Are you talking about the Ginn pass? That throw was so terrible and short, it almost surely would have been intercepted.
 

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I honestly thought I was going to read something other than a DB shouldn't turn his head if he is danger getting beat deep, etc etc. All common sense and basic football knowledge lol
 

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Are you talking about the Ginn pass? That throw was so terrible and short, it almost surely would have been intercepted.

True..but he was beat initially and there in lies the problem. Now had he not stepped up and was running with the receiver stride for stride...sure look up...but because he was beat badly had he looked up and not located it....surefire TD.
 

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