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Bring back the pump fake...PLEASE!

Originally posted by backontop:
It will come with time
ANOTHER ALEX SMITH THREAD! WTF!

I know he's our QB and all but come on ppl
Peyton, Brady and Brees don't do that many pump fakes. And Brees and Manning stare down their receivers all the time. They just make real good throws, know their system and have good players around them.

That stuff is way overrated on this board. No player in the entire NFL pump fakes every time and all of them stare down their WR's from time to time.
You can read the defense in the spread without pump fakes. Pump fakes are for other systems. In the spread you just get what the defense gives you.
Yeah, matt, he's our qB , but the kid could become immensely more effective with a pump fake. And yes, our OL doesn't give him any more than an ounce of time, but a little pump fake would make him one heckuva lot better...and it is simple, altho he does have to remember to do it. As an aside, a qb who pump fakes, routinely, reminds himself to look at another target...at least momentarily. And if alex has a flaw, that is it...staring down his receiver.
Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Yeah, matt, he's our qB , but the kid could become immensely more effective with a pump fake. And yes, our OL doesn't give him any more than an ounce of time, but a little pump fake would make him one heckuva lot better...and it is simple, altho he does have to remember to do it. As an aside, a qb who pump fakes, routinely, reminds himself to look at another target...at least momentarily. And if alex has a flaw, that is it...staring down his receiver.

Kind of like Drew Brees does. He just has great players around him and makes good throws. Peyton Manning stares down his WR's quite regularly. He just makes such good throws nobody can do anything about it.
you got me there San Diego, but even as good as Peyton, BRees, Rivers, Brady, big Ben, all are, every one of those guys pump fakes...and they do it a lot. AFter that, yeah, peyton does look down a receiver...after he has looked and pump faked to a couple others. Just watch any of the really good ones. They pump fake like crazy...and it is very effective. Watch any of 'em on sunday and it will stand out like a sore thumb. And you will wonder why someone doesn't put a bug in alex's ear...like the OC, or QB coach, or HC, for example....pump fake.
Big Ben will still pump fake with 3 guys hanging on him as he is toppling over. That always strikes me as hilarious.