Originally posted by leakyfausett:
Could someone that recorded the game look at the last play of the game. A niner was behind all the secondary and Alex was attempting to get it to that Niner but it looked like Alex might have been hit as he was throwing or could not step up. Someone please review and get back to the board. thank-you in advance
Smith was indeed looking over the top on that play- it was the same play used for Davis' third td (Trips right with Davis on the inside)- I cant tell the others from the wide camera angle but I believe it was Crabtree wide and Morgan in the middle.
On the final play- Smith was indeed looking to go over the top. Houston D bit hard on Davis' skinny post (since it burned them 3 times) and Smith had the deep post-corner open. However, pressure did not allow Alex to step into the throw and Alex was knocked back while throwing.
Result was a bit of a wobbler and underthrown- easy int. But, the play was there and Alex made the correct read- would have gone for big yardage if Smith had .3 of a second longer to get through his throw. Actual progressions in a half! Who would have guessed?