Hikohadon wrote:Lubber wrote:Is that seriously the first time you have seen a defensive back take the wrong angle on a pass? Who is to say he picks off the ball even if he is in the correct position? You are assuming a lot there.
No, I don't recall ever having seen a Safety overrun a pop fly then fall down while backing up to catch the pop fly he overran, especially in a situation where your main task is to NOT let any receivers behind you. At the very least that ball should be knocked away.
You will not find anyone outside of Baltimore and - apparently - yourself that doesn't feel that completion was due to a DB error.
Maybe you need to re-watch it again. The dude simply took a bad angle. He did not over run anything. Bad angles from safeties happen at least once a week in the NFL. Obviously, this gaffe was magnified due to specifics of when it happened. I agree, his main job was to not let the WR get behind him. To say it was one of the worst in history is a little exaggerated.