I have a question that has been nagging at me since, and during, last season. Why do we line up our CB's 8-10 yards from the LOS?
This seams to me to put our CB's at such a disadvantage as they are forced to be re-active, rather than pro-active. The receivers are wide open for quick outs and easy 5 yard, or more, gains. Our CB's are on their heals, and the receivers have a free and clear 10 yards to gather momentum and run uncontested routes.
Why aren't our CB's up on the line of scrimmage disrupting the receivers? Why are they back 8-10 yards waiting to get burned? I am watching the Spring Game (again) and the frustration boiled up again to the point I had to beg this question. Anyone in the know?