This is a simple breakdown, but a troubling one as well. Take a look in the circles, we have Antonio Brown, and Antonio Cromartie. They are matched up one on one down the field, and the subject of this play. Brown is going to make a double move on Cro, faking to the outside and then making his move to the inside and straight up the field. Surely, our number one corner can stay with a move like this right? Let’s take a look.
Here is the key point in the play. Antonio Brown right here, is making the one step to the outside, and then breaks hard to the inside. Unfortunately, Cromartie cannot get his hips to move, and Brown blows past him. Look at the separation he creates between himself and Cromartie:
Cromartie must be hurt more than he is letting on, because something is not right. His hips are moving slower than mine. Even when he gets beaten this badly, he still can use his speed to close, but here? He has given up a five yard cushion between himself and Brown. It becomes an easy pitch and catch for Big Ben to Brown:
Only touchdown of the game, and the Steelers win. Maybe Antonio should be resting, because he is getting beaten like a rented mule out there. It’s not good.
Lots of things the Jets need to improve on before they hit the field for the game against New England on Sunday.