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Alex's first INT

Do you blame him or credit the Saints for the blindside blitz possibly rushing or altering the throw? Great game by him otherwise.
Originally posted by znk916:
Do you blame him or credit the Saints for the blindside blitz possibly rushing or altering the throw? Great game by him otherwise.

Better D.
Originally posted by znk916:
Do you blame him or credit the Saints for the blindside blitz possibly rushing or altering the throw? Great game by him otherwise.

A blitz should never alter your throw unless you are being tackled while throwing.
Smith's mistake.
The blitz + a tipped ball. Just unfortunate. The only real mistake you could say Alex made all night. He was really good all night otherwise. The other tipped ball at the line of scrimmage was not his fault IMO. Just a great play by the N.O. player.
Originally posted by djfullshred:
Smith's mistake.

Agreed. He should have scanned the whole field after he snapped the ball. That way, he would have noticed the blitzing defender and then been have been more aware of the situation.

Regardless, it was a poor throw. That INT is on him.

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  • Wodwo
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Smith threw a bad pass, so that's on him. He must make those throws under pressure.

The INT was one of those fluke things. Gore has made harder catches in the past, so I can't even blame him for tipping it up.

s**t happens. Don't always need to place blame.
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by znk916:
Do you blame him or credit the Saints for the blindside blitz possibly rushing or altering the throw? Great game by him otherwise.

A blitz should never alter your throw unless you are being tackled while throwing.

Thought he might've heard footsteps and rushed it, Jaws seemed to credit the pressure for the turnover.
Bad throw. Gore could've done a better job of knocking the ball down since it obviously wasn't a catchable ball instead of alligator-arming it and popping it up into the air.

Popping the ball up in the air contains a big risk of interception, which is exactly what happened.

In summary: Bad throw, should not have been a pick however.
Yall do know that D linemen are taught to put there hands up when they see the ball. And if you look at the play he had hands down and was trying to bull rush. Good job of sheding his block to get his hands up! Close to what we almost did at the end of the game on the FG.
Originally posted by Wodwo:
Don't always need to place blame.

This is true. For example, the second INT was a great play and nobody was to blame. However, the poor pass to Gore was Alex Smith's fault and he is to blame.
Originally posted by SF4EVA:
Yall do know that D linemen are taught to put there hands up when they see the ball. And if you look at the play he had hands down and was trying to bull rush. Good job of sheding his block to get his hands up! Close to what we almost did at the end of the game on the FG.

You're talking about the wrong play. And wasn't it a linebacker that tipped it?
was on smith but an understandable mistake, his only real mistake all night. I am happy with his performance.
Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
Bad throw. Gore could've done a better job of knocking the ball down since it obviously wasn't a catchable ball instead of alligator-arming it and popping it up into the air.

Popping the ball up in the air contains a big risk of interception, which is exactly what happened.

In summary: Bad throw, should not have been a pick however.

Ridiculous. Gore had to stretch to even touch the ball because it was poorly thrown. I don't think you even know what the term "alligator-arming" means. Had Gore actually alligator-armed it, people on here would be b*tching about him not trying hard enough.

I'll never understand why some people on here always need to blame someone other than Alex whenever he does something wrong.

[ Edited by 49erRider on Sep 20, 2010 at 23:14:37 ]
Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
Bad throw. Gore could've done a better job of knocking the ball down since it obviously wasn't a catchable ball instead of alligator-arming it and popping it up into the air.

Popping the ball up in the air contains a big risk of interception, which is exactly what happened.

In summary: Bad throw, should not have been a pick however.

I'm pretty sure Gore was stretched out to get his fingertips on the ball.