Originally posted by ninerbrand:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Pump fake wastes time, which already comes at a premium with our shaky O-line. He just needs to improve on his accuracy.
Yeah, I agree he needs to improve accuracy. A LOT. But in the same token, the o-line played pretty well Monday. Often, his passes hit the D-Line. It's not the fact that hes short like Brees. He's 6'4. Shouldn't be a problem.
It could be that he has little touch on a lot of his passes.
I've noticed that too, he likes to throw the balls on a rope majority of the time. Not really a finesse passer.
Yeah, I mean.. Gosh. 72% of his passes complete? What the frick is that crap? We need 80% or better. 72 percent is absolutely unacceptable. How dare he put up such a horrific completion percentage.
Good God, people. So he had tough luck on a pass or two. Give me a frickin' break. No, actually.. Give Alex a frickin' break. One might even argue that Alex has thrown even LESS bad throws than some of the elite quarterbacks. The problem is, when it's bad, it's doubly bad. Picks that our team drops, defenders of our opponents never drop.
Anyone see the Cowboys get beat last week by Chicago? IN DALLAS? They were plays JUST like in Seattle, but in this case Miles Austin -- an ELITE receiver -- had it bounce right off his hands for interceptions that led to points for Chicago. You don't see the Dallas media screaming and clamoring for him to be benched or cut or saying he's not starter worthy.
This crap happens all the time to ALL QB's, but too many nonsensical, ignoramus fans sit here making out-of-their-cornhole comments that anyone with any common understanding of the game of football can clearly see are downright idiotic. Criticize the guy heavily if he's throwing it straight to defenders, but please, people.. Give it a freaking rest when it comes to the tough-luck picks. Don't throw the guy through the mud blaming him for our losses. Blame the individuals who gave the Saints points or took points away from us all by themselves -- points the Saints didn't have to do ANYTHING or make ANY plays to get.