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By Jonathan Bales

Brandon Carr vs Brandon Marshall: My Film Review

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I watched Brandon Carr’s 2011 matchup with Brandon Marshall (Chiefs vs Dolphins). Carr played only 14 snaps on Marshall, limiting him to four receptions, 36 yards, and a touchdown. I took an in-depth look at the Carr-Marshall matchup at Dallas News. . .

With a 1st and 10 at the Chiefs’ 14-yard line, the Dolphins came out in a two-tight end Ace formation. At the bottom of the screen, you can see Carr lined up about three yards off of Marshall at the snap of the ball.

Carr met Marshall near the line, doing a nice job of getting his hands on him. Carr was able to re-route Marshall a bit, but unfortunately it wasn’t to the correct side.

With the coaches’ tape (below), you can see Marshall get an outside release on Carr. I’ve watched the play about 50 times, and I’m certain that Carr’s job was to force Marshall to the inside on the play. The Chiefs were in a pretty rare Cover 6 defense. Cover 6 is similar to Cover 3 in the back end with three deep defenders. Instead of two cornerbacks and a free safety deep, however, Cover 6 utilizes one deep cornerback and two deep safeties. It’s really Cover 2 on one side of the field and Cover 4 on the other—a true hybrid coverage.

Read the whole breakdown here.

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