Originally Posted by neyland05
Say what you want but that was a legal play. There is an art to doing it and it was great. Bring on the Bama babies crying that it was a penalty.
To expound, the WR runs a slant to the inside, the DB moves into his path. The WR is not required to yield to or avoid the DB moving into his path. The WR has the right to run his route, signal for, and attempt to catch the ball if it is thrown to him. [NCG, the WR folded up like a towel upon physically encountering the DB, inadvertently impeding his progress.] Meanwhile the slot receiver runs up to the endzone and turns out towards the side. [NCG, the DB to that side engaged the WR; together they impeded the DB to the opposite side from picking up the slot receiver.] This is not a deliberate pick play. It is intended to confuse the DBs and allow for separation. Many times the play has been run without the WR colliding with a DB. [NCG, the play worked in part because of the one DB's election to engage the WR]