As I promised, here are some sequence shots of Don Carey in receiver coverage from mini camp. Since Zoltan is writing two part articles, I thought I would join in. I had more photos of Don then I realized, so why not a two part story.
Part one is receiver coverage, a standard one-on-one drill run every camp. Everything is filmed at camp and they want to see the players ability to read and react. How quickly can the guy sink his hips, pull up and change directions. This is the art of coverage and route running. When we say a receiver gets separation, we think speed, but it is really change of direction speed that matters.
It is harder to get seperation against a really talented defensive back. This is why studying film is so critical. It allows the read portion to be faster so the react time can ensure breaking up the play.
What I saw of Don Carey caused me to wonder about his ability. Here is what I saw. Tomorrow, I have a bit more positive pics to share. Thanks for stopping by!
– Terry O’Brien