Re: Why do the Ravens keep their corners on either side of the D?
Pretty sure this goes back to at least Marvin Lewis, though my memory could easily be wrong. Even in the days of McAllister I'm pretty sure they had the "LCB" and "RBC" positions, and didn't play matchups.
And in all likelihood for the reasons NCRAVEN said.
If you ever played baseball this might make some sense. You can be really good at 3B/SS because that's on the right side of the diamond, but have a hard time at 2B getting used to the angles and spin of the ball. Same distance from home plate, but a totally different read, and very disorienting for some guys, especially if they've played 3B/SS exclusivly for a long time.
In football, it matters which side of the field you're on. For example, if you're on the right side of the offensive formation, you run (or cover a guy who's running) a slant, you're catching with your left hand above your right hand. From the other side of the formation it's the opposite. Some guys -- even in the pros -- are much better catching one of those ways, than the other. Same with turning hips, cutting, cutting back, etc. Some guys are slightly more explosive in one direction than the other, and this matters trying to stick with guys on various routes. so in short, some guys are better "playing left handed" so to speak, and others play right handed.
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