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Alex Smith Observation.

this type of view is what I want to see on TV
Amazing video. Already one of my favourites.

I love how people say stuff to the players like they can actually hear them!

"Behind you".

"Josh is by himself".

Originally posted by islavistan:
The energy @ the stick was amazing. Great to see it from your POV.
Originally posted by notsoempty86:
this type of view is what I want to see on TV

+1
Here's food for thought.

How much do you think Alex's "high" passes tend to be from compensating for the risk of getting batted balls at the line? Just thought I'd throw that out there..
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Here's food for thought.

How much do you think Alex's "high" passes tend to be from compensating for the risk of getting batted balls at the line? Just thought I'd throw that out there..

I dont think thats the case
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Originally posted by ninerbrand:
I am not sure who else has noticed this, but it seems to me that Alex Smith's interception 90% of the time come off of tipped balls. Especially, this year. Both passes in Mondays game that were picked were off tips. One of his two from Seattle. I have noticed this since he came into the league in '05. The ball just kind of has a knack for finding a defender.

Why do you think he gets so many tipped balls?
What do you guys think can fix this?


My Suggestion: Pump fake. Throw not only the D-Line but the secondaries to delay their reactions.


ninerbrand(on)


It does seem that most of Smith's interceptions (and many incompletions) result from inaccuracy rather than poor judgment. On a positive note, this indicates that he sees the field well and makes good decisions. But Smith is sometimes wildly inaccurate.

Inaccuracy is the result of inconsistency and Smith's mechanics have been called into question before. The roller coaster ride of changing coordinators, injury, and poor line play that he's experienced could certainly account for some inconsistent mechanics and the development of bad habits. The good news is that poor mechanics are to some extent fixable, even at this point in his career.

If you want to see some serious QB accuracy, check out this video of Drew Brees outperforming Olympic class archers with his accuracy at 20 yards. Brees' mechanics are so consistent that he's able to release the ball at exactly the same speed, at exactly the same angle, with exactly the same rotation speed again and again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVoqA-LKGb4

Some quarterbacks are always going to be more accurate than others and there's more to playing the position than simple ball placement. But I think Smith's mechanics are still flawed and that he could improve his game considerably by working on his mechanics.
Originally posted by FriscoFitted:


Here is a little video I put together of Alex Smith's final Drive on MNF vs the Saints. I did my best to keep the camera straight as possible, but it's a bit of a challenge after drinking lol

Let me know what you guys think. Enjoy!

Great video, thanks for sharing.

What section do you sit in BTW?? I've never sat at the endzones and am considering it for an upcoming game. Is the view okay, or was just lots of camera zoom??
Originally posted by Lifer:
Originally posted by ninerbrand:
I am not sure who else has noticed this, but it seems to me that Alex Smith's interception 90% of the time come off of tipped balls. Especially, this year. Both passes in Mondays game that were picked were off tips. One of his two from Seattle. I have noticed this since he came into the league in '05. The ball just kind of has a knack for finding a defender.

Why do you think he gets so many tipped balls?
What do you guys think can fix this?


My Suggestion: Pump fake. Throw not only the D-Line but the secondaries to delay their reactions.


ninerbrand(on)


It does seem that most of Smith's interceptions (and many incompletions) result from inaccuracy rather than poor judgment. On a positive note, this indicates that he sees the field well and makes good decisions. But Smith is sometimes wildly inaccurate.

Inaccuracy is the result of inconsistency and Smith's mechanics have been called into question before. The roller coaster ride of changing coordinators, injury, and poor line play that he's experienced could certainly account for some inconsistent mechanics and the development of bad habits. The good news is that poor mechanics are to some extent fixable, even at this point in his career.

If you want to see some serious QB accuracy, check out this video of Drew Brees outperforming Olympic class archers with his accuracy at 20 yards. Brees' mechanics are so consistent that he's able to release the ball at exactly the same speed, at exactly the same angle, with exactly the same rotation speed again and again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVoqA-LKGb4

Some quarterbacks are always going to be more accurate than others and there's more to playing the position than simple ball placement. But I think Smith's mechanics are still flawed and that he could improve his game considerably by working on his mechanics.

That's all good, but lets see how Brees mechanic is when he has a 300 pounder bearing on him or a speedy DB ready to plant him one. That bad pass to Gore, Smith had a unblocked blitzing DB. He had to throw it quick to avoid a sack.
And I hate to break it to you, folks.. But Alex's passing average on the day was better than all of the following "good" QB's last week:

Brees
Matt Ryan
Palmer
Flacco
Brady
Sanchez
Garrard
Eli Manning
Hasselbeck
Romo
Favre
Shaun Hill (yes, even the beloved Shaun Hill).

And he was right on par with Rodgers and Cutler as well. Guys.. he didn't get his high completion percentage by dinking it around.. He actually PLAYED a GOOD GAME. For fricks sake, give credit where credit is due.

Too many times are people trying to do anything to take away credit to feed and support their own biased viewpoints.
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by FriscoFitted:


Here is a little video I put together of Alex Smith's final Drive on MNF vs the Saints. I did my best to keep the camera straight as possible, but it's a bit of a challenge after drinking lol

Let me know what you guys think. Enjoy!

Great video, thanks for sharing.

What section do you sit in BTW?? I've never sat at the endzones and am considering it for an upcoming game. Is the view okay, or was just lots of camera zoom??

I was sitting in UR Section 5 row 21. They were great seats I love sitting up high, you can see every play that develops. I'd recommend those seats.
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
And I hate to break it to you, folks.. But Alex's passing average on the day was better than all of the following "good" QB's last week:

Brees
Matt Ryan
Palmer
Flacco
Brady
Sanchez
Garrard
Eli Manning
Hasselbeck
Romo
Favre
Shaun Hill (yes, even the beloved Shaun Hill).

And he was right on par with Rodgers and Cutler as well. Guys.. he didn't get his high completion percentage by dinking it around.. He actually PLAYED a GOOD GAME. For fricks sake, give credit where credit is due.

Too many times are people trying to do anything to take away credit to feed and support their own biased viewpoints.

Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
And I hate to break it to you, folks.. But Alex's passing average on the day was better than all of the following "good" QB's last week:

Brees
Matt Ryan
Palmer
Flacco
Brady
Sanchez
Garrard
Eli Manning
Hasselbeck
Romo
Favre
Shaun Hill (yes, even the beloved Shaun Hill).

And he was right on par with Rodgers and Cutler as well. Guys.. he didn't get his high completion percentage by dinking it around.. He actually PLAYED a GOOD GAME. For fricks sake, give credit where credit is due.

Too many times are people trying to do anything to take away credit to feed and support their own biased viewpoints.


Agreed. And it goes without saying (but i'll say it anyway), but even the most staunch smith supporter will tell you he needs to build on this.
Originally posted by FriscoFitted:
Alex Smith's Final Drive from the Stands



Here is a little video I put together of Alex Smith's final Drive on MNF vs the Saints. I did my best to keep the camera straight as possible, but it's a bit of a challenge after drinking lol

Let me know what you guys think. Enjoy!

That video is awesome. Great perspective. Thanks a lot .
Alex Smith is going to have a 4000 yard season at the current pace. Now if he and his team can get the wins...