The Huddle: Watching Chase set up his cut and watching Beau covering him, what made each respectively successful and unsuccessful in this sequence?
Mike Whitaker: The primary lesson in this clip is that even the most athletic defenders can be burned if they use poor technique. Beau turns his back to chase and tries to anticipate his cut while also looking at the thrower. He fails to keep his hips square to the cutter to allow him to see both the cutter and the disc at the same time. Chase takes advantage of the situation by changing direction when Beau turns his head and the throw is too good to allow Beau to make up the ground.
Andrew Fleming: Early in the point, Beau sags off when Chase is on the upwind sideline, allowing him to shadow the deep lane very effectively. When Chase engages, Beau matches his cut while keeping his back to him. This seems to work well, particularly when the thrower is farther away. As Chase moves to the strongside lane he is able to get open with quick direction changes that are tough to track from the back-turned defensive posture.