Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by excelsior:
Kevin Lynch's most recent piece said that three of the four teams we played deployed their safeties deep to take away the deep pass. Many of our posters argue that Alex cannot throw the deep pass accurately. Then three defensive coordinators sure missed that. If these DCs shared the view of our posters that Alex was inaccurate deep, why didn't they bait him into going downfield? We have the smartest fans in the world and these DCs should be checking in with them.
Lynch also noted that it meant that these three teams did not play 8 men in the box. So why did our running game not do better?
Did you see Smith complete 3 deep passes? I saw him throw one for PI and two misses where one could have been a TD to Morgan who was behind the coverage.
Wow Joe, I musta missed where the DB covering Davis let Davis go and slid under the Route.
Dude you should be a Defensive Coordinator that works against Smith every game. Just tell the teams that you're applying for that you only want to work against Alex. I'm sure they would take you in a heartbeat bro.
How come Smith could throw deep Passes against New Orleans who had to all but stop Blitzing us because Smith was tearing them up in that 2 minute drill?
Even Gruden and Jaws noticed this and expressed their delight in how Smith looked much better?
You know, generally I can respect where you're coming from. But right now I just cannot get with your opinion here.
Nothing wrong with Smith. I think that it's time to let the reigns go and let him sink or swim. I think that Smith knows how to run this Offense better than anybody else. Only he's not being allowed to. They aren't letting him cut loose and it's making him jumpy when plays sent in fail. Cause ultimately he's the one getting his skull kicked in on every down.
When he's successful he could care less. But when plays and drives stall you know doubt has to be clawing at the back of his mind. And do you blame him? I don't. I think that when his Line fails he has that "Of Course" demeanor. When he fails? "Of Course". When the Line fails? "Of Course".
I've never seen any player have so many setbacks in the history of this game until Smith.
Sad thing is that Sing SEES it and understands this but doesn't know what to do about it.
I say Smith TOLD him what to do when he marched downfield on the Saints like they were a Pee Wee squad. He told Sing, "I got this, now stand back and lemme do my thing".
But Sing didn't see or hear it I guess.