A shutdown corner can definitely be a game changer. Lone Peak used their corner
Chase Stephan this year to do the same thing. Coaches throughout the state went
away from Stephan all year. I understand Stephan kept Alta's Mack Richards
to two catches for 16 yards, shutdown Syracuse's Deondre Watson the week
before to one catch for 6 yards and Bingham's receiver Measom to one catch
for 7 yards in coverage. Even though Lone Peak was able to contain
Measom and Nichols to limited yards, Bingham has too many weapons to cover all
the bases and is extremely well coached. Dave Peck is a class act and has
engineered a highly respected program year in and year out. Looking forward to
seeing the Brighton/Bingham game. Two great teams and both very deserving to be
in the final 5A game of the year.
Hendy74,Chase is a good player, but the Alta Offense took Richards
out of the Game. LP ran same coverage as first game & Richards was still
running wide open down field (look at game replay)but Lucero was instructed to
throw underneath. Had they thrown downfield, things could have gotten very
interesting as Richards torced LP defense for 260 yds the first game...
Hendy74: Measom only had 1 catch for 7 yards? I recall a long seam route that
he caught for probably at least 30 yards by itself. I wasn't super
impressed with the LP defense.
In fact, Measom had 3 catches for 57 yards in the semi game vs LP.
I am familiar with an Alta coach and they assumed after reviewing film that
Stephan was going to shadow Richards. This is one of the changes that LP's
new DC made when he took over midway through the season after the first Alta LP
game. Pretty sure Alta's game plan was not to take their best receiver out
of the game. A shut down corner can create havoc for an offense and that is
exactly what this article is all about.Looked to me like
Measom's 30 yard catch down the middle of the field caught LP in a Cover 3
and the safety was late over the top. It was a perfect pass and a nice catch
but it was not caught in coverage on the corner. I wasn’t impressed with
alot of things LP tried to do in the game but they did limit both Nichols and
Measom to limited yards. LP simply could not match up well against the other 9
players on the field for Bingham. Gearig was exceptional!
I noticed the incorrect stat in Hendy's note as well although I also saw
that he followed with the words "in coverage". I thought maybe he was
suggesting that Landon caught only the one pass while that corner was covering
him. Supposition only. Only Hendy can explain what he meant. But I can't
imagine how anyone could track one individuals 'cover' plays unless
that is all they watch for.Even if that is the case, Landon grabbed
2 more passes for 50 additional yards which counters the whole point of saying
you have a 'shut-down corner'.
Edwards defined "shutdown corner" and used McArdle stats to define.
Anyone that watched the Bingham LP game knew the passsing match-up was with
Measom and Stephan. Both are well known. I used the term "in
coverage" to simply state when it appeared that the two of them were in a
match-up either in man coverage or when a pass was caught in the corner's