Justin Tuck does a weekly interview with WFAN’s Mike Francesa, and Francesa asked Tuck about the TD pass from Vince Young to Riley Cooper late in the 4th quarter last night. Without mentioning him by name, Tuck was surprisingly honest and pointed in his criticism of teammate Mark Herzlich.
It’s a case of a guy doing a little too much instead of just doing their job. We had a guy underneath it, went to jam a receiver, kinda took him out of his zone, and Vince Young made one of those throws that went between two guys. If our guy does what he’s supposed to do, without doing too much, he’s standing right in that throwing lane. But what happened is the guy a came around underneath, he’s trying to jam the receiver, takes him out of his lane, and (Young) throws it right behind him.
During the game itself, in the minute or two that NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth had to take a quick look at the replay in between the extra point and the kickoff, Collinsworth diagnosed the coverage breakdown to a tee. Listen to his analysis:
A lot of fans dislike Collinsworth. He’s brutally honest in his criticisms of players deserving of criticism, and some people don’t like hearing honesty about their favorite players/teams. But one thing is undeniable – Collinsworth knows his stuff, and he routinely shows X’s and O’s during games that you might otherwise miss. Some guys can’t even get players’ names right. Collinsworth is the best in the business.