This is from John Keim:
“OK, I’m tired of talking about the Rams’ game too. But a couple more things. One reason rookie corner Richard Crawford had success vs. Danny Amendola on the two times he faced him? He’s covered him already. As Crawford prepared at SMU for an all-star game last year, Amendola happened to be on campus and was working out. Crawford was asked to cover him.
“‘I shadowed him for an hour,’ Crawford said. ‘I don’t think he recognized me [Sunday]. But I knew what he was going to do. I remember one thing when he goes out wide, he comes back in or he comes out hard one way and he goes back the other way. He’s fast, but he’s not a speed guy so I knew when he was going to pivot.'”
I for one, find it very disappointing that DC Jim Haslett didn’t call on Crawford earlier in his failed defensive approach. What kind of shop does he run where this invaluable information wasn’t shared with the team before the game?
A failure of communication goes on the boss. If Haz doesn’t start Crawford and instead starts Cedric Griffin against the Bengals, I’ll be on the fire-Haslett bandwagon.
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