Originally posted by Afrikan:Originally posted by Memphis9er:Originally posted by Afrikan:Originally posted by BigMar:Originally posted by BigMar:
Hill is our starter, so I support him.
However, I am concerned that our offense plays at a disadvantage as the oppossing defense's clearly recognize that Q.B. Hill due to his limited arm strength, simply cannot make all the throws to all parts of the field.
Therefore, defense's do not have to worry or game plan for throws to certain parts or depths of the field.... because Hill can't make them.
We have a starting Q.B. who has limitation on his passing skills due to his arm strength, just a fact.
Mike Martz knew this, Jimmy Raye now knows this.... and most scary is the defenses know this!
One more time...this!
this is a tired argument....Hill has shown he can be successful in Martz's offense and makes most of the pass need for a team to be successful.... defenses had a chance to adjust to Hill last year and they couldn't...when it counted, Hill still moved the ball on these NFL defenses....
again it is still preseason....so I'm not going to overreact that defenses have OMG figured Hill out.
we run the ball 2 straight times then on 3rd down we miss blocks......yes this has also happened to Alex....some are saying we are just making excuse for Hill....well there is a difference...
when Alex was finally "freed" as some were screaming for the team to do..... he still struggled more times than not...... Hill has shown that he can effectively pass on 1st or 2nd down.....and this is what I'm looking forward to in the regular season....
if the play calling doesn't change in the regular season....then we all can start to panic.
Hill hasn't done this with any consistency to this point this year. Also if it was just excuses for Smith, then why should it be any different for Hill? That's just BS, Hill hasn't had to deal with half of what Smith has had to. You do not even take into account how much better this team is than the teams Smith started on, but you want a pass for Hill because of play calling? Play calling were not what was making him throw those terrible passes. I am willing to wait till the real games start to see if this is just an aberration, but it is looking like a developing trend. If you want to complain about play calling, just remember that having a QB that struggles throwing a decent deep ball limits the plays that can be called.
lets talk about Alex for a second.....lot of his homers make it seem like he is GREAT at throwing the deep ball.....he has not attempted to throw a deep ball all preseason....why?....is it because he is a "QB that struggles throwing a decent deep ball which limits the plays that can be called"?
also watching yesterdays game....we moved the ball with Hill back there...it wasn't a coincidence that our drives stalled on the downs we decided to pull out the wild tazer....
again though, yes it is just preseason so lets see how the season goes.
UGH...I hate those damn gimmick plays. Also, I do not think Smith is great, but he does do a better job of throwing to the wide outs. He has looked as good as Hill, at least he is getting the ball to the receivers hands. I wish there were some way to merge our two QB's into one player, I think that player would be what we need. I do not understand how Hill could be so accurate last year and suddenly inaccurate this year. My point is that they should all be measured by the same yardstick, if something is wrong when Smith does it, is it not wrong when Hill does it just because they are different players?