Chiefs Film Room: It’s a pick party!
By Tarek Mavani
Cause: Peters & Pressure
The Chiefs play their typical man coverage on this play, with Parker covering the middle of the field and Berry patrolling deep. At the top of the screen you have Peters in off-coverage, which allows him to keep tabs on both the receiver and the quarterback’s eyes.
The first thing to notice at the snap is that Fitzpatrick only ever looks to his receivers on the right side of the field. With the receiver running down the seam bracketed by the safeties, Peters knows there’s a decent shot the ball is coming to his guy.
The second thing is that the much-maligned pass rush does a solid job of collapsing the pocket. The pressure is coming from all sides so there’s nowhere for Fitzpatrick to step up and buy more time. Finally, the receiver runs a subpar dig route which Peters is more than happy to jump.
And when there’s a jump-ball between Peters and Jalin Marshall (not even the good Marshall), is there really any question who’s making the play?