Nate Allen And Nmandi Asomugha Collide In The AirBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Secondary Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
The Eagles were playing Cover Two yesterday at practice when cornerback Nmandi Asomugha and safety Nate Allen had a full-speed collision which led to Asomugha being carted off the field and possibly suffering a concussion.is a two-deep zone coverage with both safeties having responsibility for a half of the field deep.
Michael Vick was looking deep and trying to look off one of the safeties. Looking off a safety means looking to the right then throwing back to the left which is what Vick did.
Many times quarterbacks will try to get defenders to move by using their eyes to influence them. Allen didn’t buy the look off by Vick and was in position to make the play. He stayed on the deep left side of the field eventhough Vick had been looking to his right.
Asomugha was trying to help on the play by sinking deeper and deeper because no receivers were threatening him in the short outside or flat area to Vick’s left. He thought he was getting ready to pick off a pass when he ran into Allen.
Rich Hofmann wrote a long, detailed article about the collision on Philly.com. This is part of what happens in the defensive backfield because it’s not like baseball where one guy says “I got it” and everybody else clears away.
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