Why....WHY should a nickelback of any sort on ANY team be asked to jam Johnson at the line and keep him from scoring with NO help?
If Jones needs help keeping a WR from coming inside he shouldn't be on the field. He was not jamming the WR on the play. He showed poor footwork on a crucial play in a crucial game. Make the WR go outside or atleast around you to the inside don't just let him go inside. pathetic.
How can you not see that that is horrible play calling and scheme?
If Jones would have done his job properly it would have been a great call, Schaub had about 1 second to throw the ball. Granted, Pasqualoni overall schemed and called defenses badly that game, but not on that play.
Seriously, name me any other nickel corner...or regular starting corner that can take Andre Johnson one-on-one, no help and jam him at the line and keep him from going inside?
there are numerous players in the league who could have kept the WR from coming inside so easily. Jones wasn't even our teams best 3rd CB and we had a weak secondary. So if you really want a list I can give you one but my fingers might get tired.
Here's some help Iowa...
MT, are you dull? Do you know who Andre Johnson is? He's not going against Ted Ginn bro, he's not up against Adam James post-concussion post-prisoner-of-an-electrical-closet. Saying that Nate Jones is not a good nickle cornerback because he cannot cover Andre Johnson is about the dumbest thing you could say. If the Texan coaches are smart enough to line up Andre in the slot, we need to be smart enough to put a #1 corner on him or give our nickle back some extra help, which we didn't. So, it's either Paul P's fault, or we just wanted Nate to give up some catches against a top 3 WR in the game.
And no, sorry to burst your bubble, but there are NO nicklebacks who can cover Andre Johnson, none, zero, zip, zulch. His job was to cover him, not soley press him inside...if it was he'd get burned over the top.
Nate Jones played well all year and let up a few good catches against two of the best WRs in the game, a game where offense is king.