Learning the hard way

  // Tuesday, 12 August 2014 21:09 //

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Stanley Jean-Baptiste got beat.

Nick Toon has a knack for making cornerbacks look bad in practice, but it’s hard to know if Stanley Jean-Baptiste was added to that list Tuesday.

The coverage was there. Jean-Baptiste was is position to make a play, but he failed even to raise an arm or swat at the ball. Did he know Ryan Griffin’s pass was dropping over his shoulder into the hands of Toon? It’s impossible to know the answer, but one fan in attendance at The Greenbrier spoke for everyone by saying “turn your head” as the play concluded.

It seems like an easy solution, but would it have been the right move? The answer is complicated. There are times when the New Orleans Saints’ cornerbacks are instructed to turn around and go after the football. There are also times when they are told to read the receiver and play his hands.

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