Originally Posted by Oh_Canada
Nice diagram....except that you failed to mention the safety was playing a good three to four yards further back in NY than he was in Dallas when Bryant made the break...three yards in the NFL is the difference between a completion and a pick. Bryant ran a poor route, but that play had no chance of being completed no matter how he ran it.
The window would have been tighter, but Dez's late break gave the Safety just enough time to break on the ball.
In the two photos were Tony's arm is cocked back watch were Dez is in relation to position on the field.
The first photo he's already breaking towards the middle to get in that window (the void)
In the second photo he's already past the sticks a couple of yards where he should have made his break towards the middle.
Look at the next set of photos...
Dez catches the ball 15 yds from the LOS, in the second one Dez is 20 yds from the LOS.
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