Tate's interception. I didn't have a decent viewing angle on it, but it looked like that wasn't entirely his fault. Did Mathews give up on his route?
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Mathews wasn't looking. Not Tate's fault at all.
Just some miscommunication. Matthews didn't turn around and Tate threw it a bit early. On second review, not the type of "freshman" mistake you tend to see - it was just a timing issue.
Either Tate got overexcited and threw the ball early or Mathews forgot to look for it. One or the other had the wrong idea about the route.
Miscommunication- Tate, I think, thought it was a seam route or a fly and Matthews looked like he was running a curl.
I suspect that the receivers are still getting used to picking up a ball whizzing at them before their cuts. That was a pro-level throw from a timing perspective. At least Matthews made up for it with the game winner, which was a nice catch with his hands indeed!
It might have been a pro-level throw as far as timing goes....or it might have been a freshman mistake in forgetting the length of the route. If the route is "take eleven steps then turn around for the ball" then that's what Mathews is gonna do and it's not his fault Tate threw it early. I just don't think we have enough information to tell who's fault. Doesn't matter - the coaches will know exactly what was up.
I think Matthews saw the saftey coming up on him so he cut he route towards the middle a bit and didn't turn around in time.
RR said in the presser that it was on Matthews but he redeemed himself later
Matthews also said it was his fault - he made a bad read and didn't turn around.
"It was my fault," Mathews said. "I misread the coverage. Tate threw it on time; it was definitely my fault. After that happened, I felt bad. I knew I definitely had to make up for it."
He sure did.
Speaking to Doug Karsch after the game on the radio Matthews took full blame for the play...