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Posted Oct. 7, 2010
Miami vs. Clemson
1st - 9:07 - Completely blown coverage - no
defender near him on seam route ... very
easy TD catch
1st - 6:22 - Could have come up with this
ball if put forth more effort ... didn't
leap up or dive and it was in his range ...
mediocre effort here
2nd - 5:56 - Shows good toughness in hanging onto ball after contact ... shows strong hands
and is a physical runner after the catch
2nd - 0:14 - Nice toughness over the middle ... strong hands and plucks the football for a TD on slant
1st - 9:07 - Responsible for TD catch ...
assignment was supposed to be
man coverage on WR Hankerson, but instead
covers slot WR in flat ... low football IQ
2nd - Blown coverage completely here on WR hankerson in 2-deep ... inexcusable ... Hankerson in slot, MIKE has man-coverage responsibilities, and
McDaneil shows very very poor instincts in coverage and gets beat like he wasn't even there ... gives up big TD
2nd - 11:11 - Poor angle in run support and overpursues
1st - Lacked athleticism/range to make
tackle in backfield on RB in open space
1st - 4:13 - Good job using hands to keep
OG at bay ... stays with play and makes
1st - 1:08 - Bad instincts and discipline - doesn't maintain gap
2nd - 15:00 - Nice job protecting legs vs. chop block ... stays with play and makes tackle ... good hustle
2nd - 14:27 - Got too high and lost leverage battle ... mediocre hand use here and didn't lock on
2nd - 9:18 - Struggled to disengage ... could be more powerful with hands
2nd - 7:46 - Nice job getting his hands up to deflect pass ... forces INT ... long arms
1st - 7:43 - Nice anticipation, instincts of
hitch route ... good pass breakup and shows
awareness in not drawing pass interference
1st - 1:49 - Slow to react in run support ... bad instincts
2nd - 6:02 - Love how he throws his body around in run support here ... shows ability to take on a block ... GREAT angle
and really disrupts run here to the outside ... Harris is not a finesse player by any means.
1st - 5:47 - Good instincts and playaking on pass breakup
2nd - 10:26 - Shows very nice speed in being able to turn in run with a 4.4-4.5 WR ... fluid hips
2nd - 4:29 - Nice communication before the snap ... fluid hips and good ball skills for big INT in red zone
1st - 13:34 - Mediocre instincts and doesn't attack gap quickly enough ... englufed by blocker and can't stack and shed ...