Originally posted by kronik:Originally posted by NCommand:Originally posted by BigMar:Originally posted by AKfanster:
The issue isn't Hill or the WRs. We know what those guys are capable of doing, just look at last season's offense. If I remember right, we were right near the top of the league with passes of 20+ yards.
The issue is Raye's playcalling and Sings desire to be a running team.
20+ yards when J.T. O'Sullivan was starting. Not with Hill.
Hill had 27 20+ pass completions in 8 starts last year. Double that and that's 54 which would put him 3rd in the NFL behind only Drew Brees (66) & Jay Cutler (55). Even more impressive is that Hill's offense was a pared-down version compared to when J.T. O'Sullivan was our QB the first half of the year. So again, these arguments about Hill's weak arm is ignorant.
Umm, how many of those were 20 + yards in the air?????
So I reviewed the highlight reel against the Cards last year: (I only considered the vertical passing distance, not the extra yardage to the sideline or the yards the WR got after the catch):
25 yard TD pass along the right sideline
35 yard corner route to the left sideline
30 yard TD down the middle of the field
23 yard pass down the middle of the field
25 yard out pattern to the right sideline
So, whatever it is they are complaining about is total bogus. Many of those sideline routes passes traveled well over what I stated above, were right on a dime, were thrown with NO hesitation and put the WR in position to get out of bounds or pick up RAC.
How many of Jay Cutlers or Drew Brees were passes over 20 yards?