I think Miami is gonna win Saturday but Ivey and Carter will be exposed. Ivey never, i mean never, turns his head to look for the ball. He always seems to be a trail position which doesnt bode well for a player when their always a step slow and never look for the ball.
I dont care what size they are get players in here that can stick to that hip pocket. Tim burns and Kevin Knowles are pure stick corners. Have we not seen what Asante Jr has done, Im tired of these coaches looking for unicorns. Dogs>>>>unicorns.
Now mind you, as you can see Blades gives up catches too, but that's just football. No CB could ever keep from giving up receptions, but the difference is you see Blades is always within range & doesn't allow a ton of YAC, he plays through the hands & forces PBU's even after the ball is in the WR's hands, he also wraps his man up & stops the play immediately. You can't ask for much better than that, because when he has an opportunity to make a play on the ball he does, he flips his hips & gets his head around in time, that's based on proper technique & good eye discipline reading the WR & timing when to break on the ball.
With Ivey, what you see is a corner who doesn't read the WR at all, he doesn't have a clue when the ball is in the air & even when he does he's completely trailing his man, he opens his hips & is already beat off the line, he gives up leverage routinely. When he gives up catches, it's almost always for a big gain.
What he does well is play near the line of scrimmage vs the Run, he's basically a Striker playing Corner.