Originally posted by Joecool:
Let us get one thing straight, a QB should release the ball prior to or at the 3 second mark and most QBs do. I just rewatched the game and Rodgers had that ball out before 3 seconds on most of his completions.
Oldniner added it up and Smith gets quite a few of 2.8 seconds to throw a ball.
If you get MORE than 3 seconds, then you line is dominating. Most QBs get the ball out before 3 seconds hits.
Smith will get better but it's OK to admit that he's slow on his reads.
I disagree. Getting more than 3 seconds on one, or even a few plays does not at all mean your line is dominating.
And how often were receivers getting open in that maximum realm of 2.8 seconds? Our guys were blanketed until the 2nd half when we spread the field. 2.8 seconds is just enough time for Vernon to run a 25 yard go route. A QB can have all the time in the world, but if the receivers aren't getting open, he can only scramble for so long before he's either sacked or throws it away.
As I watched the game last week, I became exceptionally frustrated seeing our players not being able to get any separation off the initial jams in the first half. Of the 7 passes Alex actually threw, the only time our guys got open were on short routes like flats or drag routes.