Originally posted by GBNinerFan:
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Shotgun numbers are skewed bc we are usually down a whole lot when he is in shotgun and defenses are playing vanilla
All but 1 snap against GB was shotgun and there have been multiple credible sources state that GB WAS NOT playing vanilla defense. That being said, people always say "numbers don't lie" and the numbers say that Alex is more productive in the gun.
Numbers DO lie, because in those games, the opposition is sitting on a lead and is more determined to milk the clock than play the "time of possession" game. It doesnt necessarily mean that you're playing prevent, but lets be honest. If you're sitting on a 2 TD+ lead, you're not going to approach the game the same way as if you're down or even tied.
With that said, Alex has shown that even out of the SHOTGUN, or with time, he still is prone to make mistakes. He threw 2 costly INTs vs. the Titans (worst D in the league) to end it for us, both with ample time to throw. And he threw the game endig INT vs. the Texans, again with time to throw. He threw a costly INT vs. GB, again with ample time to throw.
I wonder what will happen when teams start to expect Alex in the Shotgun, and start playing the pass more than the run. You're telling me that Alex will all fo a sudden learn how to thread the needle and punish defenses accordingly ?