I've been wondering about this all year, our Ti-Cat players are taught to not look back and react to the receiver preparing to make a catch. Since I can remember watching football, not looking back for the ball while defending on a play has been a penalty.
This season I have been going CRAZY watching out DBs try to defend passes blindly. In my first year of organized football I was taught to look back for the ball when defending a pass. Some people may say, well if you look back for the ball you are going to lose your receiver. Simple enough, this is where communication becomes KEY on defense. Of course as your running down field you should stay with your guy, but as soon as you hear the LB's (or everybody really should be screaming) BALL! is when you look back for the ball in the air. Now really it doesn't matter where your guy goes, follow the ball, if you get to the ball and batt it down, quite simple in theory.
Basically what I'm saying is our Ti-Cat DBS have being making life a lot harder for themselves by trying to react to the WR's actions. I understand this is what Coach Chamblin has taught them, but I simply disagree with this method...and by the way our DBs have played this season, I think everyone else can to.
Watching our DBs defend passes honestly makes me want to turn off my TV, it is simple fundamental football to look back for the ball...and these PROFESSIONAL players refuse to do it. I believe this type of defending is also the reason why we have so few INTs this season.
What our DBs are doing is a penalty, but I guess this rule magically disappeared without any of our knowledge.