Ja’Marr Chase: Trevon Diggs isn’t too much on technique-sound

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Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs led the NFL with 11 interceptions last season. It tied the franchise record set by Everson Walls in 1985 and earned Diggs All-Pro honors.

But Diggs also was targeted 103 times and allowed 907 passing yards and four touchdowns, per Pro Football Reference.

Some call Diggs a “boom-or-bust” corner, something Bengals receiver Ja'Marr Chase referred to Friday.

“He’s an athlete. He’s got great ball skills in the air. He’s super fast,” Chase said, via video from Mike Petraglia of CLNS Media.. “He’s not too much on technique-sound, though. He’s a little hit or miss. He’s either all the way on or not on at all. But he’s definitely a great athlete.”

Diggs was asked about his critics, who point to the chances he takes in coverage.

“I don’t know what taking chances mean,” Diggs said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I play football.”

The Cowboys and Bengals play Sunday at AT&T Stadium. It won’t be the first meeting between Chase and Diggs as Diggs went to Alabama and Chase to LSU.

In 2019, Chase caught six passes for 140 yards and a touchdown in a Tigers’ victory.

“He makes a lot of plays, with however many interceptions he had last year. It felt like a million,” Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, who played at LSU with Chase, said of Diggs, via Geoff Hobson of the team website. “He’s not afraid to take chances. He’s going to jump routes, and you’ve got to be aware of who you’re throwing a 50-50 ball to when he’s covering them, because he’s going to make a play. I think he’s a former receiver at some point in his career. You’ve got to be aware of that.”

15 responses to “Ja’Marr Chase: Trevon Diggs isn’t too much on technique-sound

  1. “I don’t know what taking chances mean,”

    It means you are going to get lit up, torched, smoked and your opponents know it. Last year’s interceptions was an outlier. You will revert to the mean which for you my friend, ain’t great.

  2. Not smart by Chase. Will motivate Diggs. Truth is every d-back is hit and miss with Chase. He is that talented.

  3. He’s a gambler. Which means he may get an int but he may also give up a big play. As most HOF players didn’t have as many INTs I guess they made coverage as a higher priority than interceptions.

  4. Chase needs to worry about getting the ball over the goalline or dragging his feet inbounds. He let two TDs get away from him against Pitts …

  5. “I think he’s a former receiver at some point in his career. You’ve got to be aware of that.”

    I’m sorry, I don’t mean this to be a critical of Burrow or that his overall message isn’t clear but the way he worded that last part made me laugh. “You have to be sure of something I think is true.” Lol

  6. bobhk says:

    September 16, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    He’s a gambler. Which means he may get an int but he may also give up a big play. As most HOF players didn’t have as many INTs I guess they made coverage as a higher priority than interceptions
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    I’m not defending Diggs but what your saying about HOF isnt close to accurate. The reason most HOF corners dont have a ton of interceptions is because teams would throw away from them (think Revis for a recent example of teams throwing away from a player) and if teams arent throwing towards them they cant get picks

  7. Sunday Swami says:
    September 17, 2022 at 7:34 am
    bobhk says:

    September 16, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    He’s a gambler. Which means he may get an int but he may also give up a big play. As most HOF players didn’t have as many INTs I guess they made coverage as a higher priority than interceptions
    ———–
    I’m not defending Diggs but what you’re saying about HOF isnt close to accurate. The reason most HOF corners dont have a ton of interceptions is because teams would throw away from them (think Revis for a recent example of teams throwing away from a player) and if teams arent throwing towards them they cant get picks
    ———-
    That’s because those HOF players proved themselves by being good in coverage. Your argument works against you. The reason that Diggs got that many INTs and got that burnt was because the opposition QBs realized he’s not that good and can be beaten.

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