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It's College Bowl season and I'm seeing/hearing some things from the announcers that I need some clarification on. Please note, I have never played any organized football before so all I know is from watching with my dad and friends.

There was a WR who multiple times lined up either in the backfield, in the slot, or what looks like as a wing back (and motioned out to the slot area). The defense for some reason played him with a LB or Safety and have gotten torched multiple times because of the speed mismatch (huge gains of 20+ yds, TD catch, etc). Why can't the defense leave a CB to shadow the guy, even if he's in the backfield, slot, wingback position?

For each of the plays where he torched them, I don't know the offensive personnel package but in general the personnel package shouldn't be the problem. If for example I see 3 WR and 2 RB, I'll have my nickel package to defend so the personnel match up shouldn't be the issue.

UPDATE: The game I am referring to is the Southern Miss vs. Univ Louisiana Lafayette game in the 2016 New Orleans Bowl. The WR is on the Southern Miss team. His name is Allenzae Staggers. He's their #1 WR in all the passing categories (recs, yds, TDs, YAC) and doesn't seem like a possession receiver or 3rd string WR. The highlights they played in the game during breaks showed he was beating man to man coverage.

I have seen and heard before on tv from many other announcers after a big play that it was a mismatch b/c so-and-so WR on (insert NFL or college team) was being defended by a LB or Safety and torched the defense. I don't know what the offensive personnel was at the time for any of these plays were either but my guess is they had at least 3 WRs if some non-CB had to guard a WR but if as a defensive coordinator you see 3 WR running out, why wouldn't you trot out your nickel defense?

It's College Bowl season and I'm seeing/hearing some things from the announcers that I need some clarification on. Please note, I have never played any organized football before so all I know is from watching with my dad and friends.

There was a WR who multiple times lined up either in the backfield, in the slot, or what looks like as a wing back (and motioned out to the slot area). The defense for some reason played him with a LB or Safety and have gotten torched multiple times because of the speed mismatch (huge gains of 20+ yds, TD catch, etc). Why can't the defense leave a CB to shadow the guy, even if he's in the backfield, slot, wingback position?

For each of the plays where he torched them, I don't know the offensive personnel package but in general the personnel package shouldn't be the problem. If for example I see 3 WR and 2 RB, I'll have my nickel package to defend so the personnel match up shouldn't be the issue.

UPDATE: The game I am referring to is the Southern Miss vs. Univ Louisiana Lafayette game in the 2016 New Orleans Bowl. The WR is on the Southern Miss team. His name is Allenzae Staggers. He's their #1 WR in all the passing categories (recs, yds, TDs, YAC) and doesn't seem like a possession receiver or 3rd string WR. The highlights they played in the game during breaks showed he was beating man to man coverage.

I have seen and heard before on tv from many other announcers after a big play that it was a mismatch b/c so-and-so WR on (insert NFL or college team) was being defended by a LB or Safety and torched the defense. I don't know what the offensive personnel was at the time for any of these plays were but my guess is they had at least 3 WRs if some non-CB had to guard a WR but if as a defensive coordinator you see 3 WR running out, why wouldn't you trot out your nickel defense?

It's College Bowl season and I'm seeing/hearing some things from the announcers that I need some clarification on. Please note, I have never played any organized football before so all I know is from watching with my dad and friends.

There was a WR who multiple times lined up either in the backfield, in the slot, or what looks like as a wing back (and motioned out to the slot area). The defense for some reason played him with a LB or Safety and have gotten torched multiple times because of the speed mismatch (huge gains of 20+ yds, TD catch, etc). Why can't the defense leave a CB to shadow the guy, even if he's in the backfield, slot, wingback position?

For each of the plays where he torched them, I don't know the offensive personnel package but in general the personnel package shouldn't be the problem. If for example I see 3 WR and 2 RB, I'll have my nickel package to defend so the personnel match up shouldn't be the issue.

UPDATE: The game I am referring to is the Southern Miss vs. Univ Louisiana Lafayette game in the 2016 New Orleans Bowl. The WR is on the Southern Miss team. His name is Allenzae Staggers. He's their #1 WR in all the passing categories (recs, yds, TDs, YAC) and doesn't seem like a possession receiver or 3rd string WR. The highlights they played in the game during breaks showed he was beating man to man coverage.

I have seen and heard before on tv from many other announcers after a big play that it was a mismatch b/c so-and-so WR on (insert NFL or college team) was being defended by a LB or Safety and torched the defense. I don't know what the offensive personnel was at the time for any of these plays were either but my guess is they had at least 3 WRs if some non-CB had to guard a WR but if as a defensive coordinator you see 3 WR running out, why wouldn't you trot out your nickel defense?

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It's College Bowl season and I'm seeing/hearing some things from the announcers that I need some clarification on. Please note, I have never played any organized football before so all I know is from watching with my dad and friends.

There was a WR who multiple times lined up either in the backfield, in the slot, or what looks like as a wing back (and motioned out to the slot area). The defense for some reason played him with a LB or Safety and have gotten torched multiple times because of the speed mismatch (huge gains of 20+ yds, TD catch, etc). Why can't the defense leave a CB to shadow the guy, even if he's in the backfield, slot, wingback position?

For each of the plays where he torched them, I don't know the offensive personnel package but in general the personnel package shouldn't be the problem. If for example I see 3 WR and 2 RB, I'll have my nickel package to defend so the personnel match up shouldn't be the issue.

UPDATE: The game I am referring to is the Southern Miss vs. Univ Louisiana Lafayette game in the 2016 New Orleans Bowl. The WR is on the Southern Miss team. His name is Allenzae Staggers. He's their #1 WR in all the passing categories (recs, yds, TDs, YAC) and doesn't seem like a possession receiver or 3rd string WR. The highlights they played in the game during breaks showed he was beating man to man coverage.

I have seen and heard before on tv from many other announcers after a big play that it was a mismatch b/c so-and-so WR on (insert NFL or college team) was being defended by a LB or Safety and torched the defense. I don't know what the offensive personnel was at the time for any of these plays were but my guess is they had at least 3 WRs if some non-CB had to guard a WR but if as a defensive coordinator you see 3 WR running out, why wouldn't you trot out your nickel defense?

It's College Bowl season and I'm seeing/hearing some things from the announcers that I need some clarification on. Please note, I have never played any organized football before so all I know is from watching with my dad and friends.

There was a WR who multiple times lined up either in the backfield, in the slot, or what looks like as a wing back (and motioned out to the slot area). The defense for some reason played him with a LB or Safety and have gotten torched multiple times because of the speed mismatch (huge gains of 20+ yds, TD catch, etc). Why can't the defense leave a CB to shadow the guy, even if he's in the backfield, slot, wingback position?

For each of the plays where he torched them, I don't know the offensive personnel package but in general the personnel package shouldn't be the problem. If for example I see 3 WR and 2 RB, I'll have my nickel package to defend so the personnel match up shouldn't be the issue.

It's College Bowl season and I'm seeing/hearing some things from the announcers that I need some clarification on. Please note, I have never played any organized football before so all I know is from watching with my dad and friends.

There was a WR who multiple times lined up either in the backfield, in the slot, or what looks like as a wing back (and motioned out to the slot area). The defense for some reason played him with a LB or Safety and have gotten torched multiple times because of the speed mismatch (huge gains of 20+ yds, TD catch, etc). Why can't the defense leave a CB to shadow the guy, even if he's in the backfield, slot, wingback position?

For each of the plays where he torched them, I don't know the offensive personnel package but in general the personnel package shouldn't be the problem. If for example I see 3 WR and 2 RB, I'll have my nickel package to defend so the personnel match up shouldn't be the issue.

UPDATE: The game I am referring to is the Southern Miss vs. Univ Louisiana Lafayette game in the 2016 New Orleans Bowl. The WR is on the Southern Miss team. His name is Allenzae Staggers. He's their #1 WR in all the passing categories (recs, yds, TDs, YAC) and doesn't seem like a possession receiver or 3rd string WR. The highlights they played in the game during breaks showed he was beating man to man coverage.

I have seen and heard before on tv from many other announcers after a big play that it was a mismatch b/c so-and-so WR on (insert NFL or college team) was being defended by a LB or Safety and torched the defense. I don't know what the offensive personnel was at the time for any of these plays were but my guess is they had at least 3 WRs if some non-CB had to guard a WR but if as a defensive coordinator you see 3 WR running out, why wouldn't you trot out your nickel defense?

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Why are WR in the slot covered by non-CBs in American football?

It's College Bowl season and I'm seeing/hearing some things from the announcers that I need some clarification on. Please note, I have never played any organized football before so all I know is from watching with my dad and friends.

There was a WR who multiple times lined up either in the backfield, in the slot, or what looks like as a wing back (and motioned out to the slot area). The defense for some reason played him with a LB or Safety and have gotten torched multiple times because of the speed mismatch (huge gains of 20+ yds, TD catch, etc). Why can't the defense leave a CB to shadow the guy, even if he's in the backfield, slot, wingback position?

For each of the plays where he torched them, I don't know the offensive personnel package but in general the personnel package shouldn't be the problem. If for example I see 3 WR and 2 RB, I'll have my nickel package to defend so the personnel match up shouldn't be the issue.