Originally posted by crzy:
That was just a great play by the defensive back. Alex threw it to Crabtree's outside shoulder and the DB played the outside because he had safety help on Crabtree's inside shoulder.
Alex saw the safety help and tried to throw the outside pattern, but he should have thrown it to the inside because Crabtree had a step and the safety was too far away to make a difference.
I don't mind that interception. I like the fact that we actually ATTEMPTED a deep pass. But of course, once the interception happened, our balls shriveled up and we went back to a conservative gameplan.
Wow...I cant believe YOU are posting this.
That said, I agree but man..we really need to get a handle on this. Ive said it before and I'll say it again...this will happen every single game if Alex and co dont get enough reps as far as the passing game. When Smith gets into rhythm and we spread out...we're unstoppable. As soon as we shrivel up like you said and force Alex into 7 step drops, I form, go for broke on 3rd and long when the defense expects it...the chance for Alex to make mistakes goes up dramatically. Couple this with our porous o-line...I dont care who's back there throwing...nothing good will happen.
Look how well Gore ran when our offense was spread out.