Originally posted by sfninerfanMax: Singletary said the Niners were surprised at how deep san diego's safety's were playing in the second half----shouldn't an offense be able to respond to that immediatey? You would think a QB who has played 6 years in the NFL has seen most everything and can adjust in the huddle or at the line in about 5 seconds--before the ball is snapped.
Honestly, I just don't think Alex is the type of QB that likes to make throws that split defenders. Almost all of the throws he makes are to players with a defender only on one side of the receiver. The way SD waffles were playing made room for a lot of options over the LB but in front of the DB. We don't have QB that can make that throw.
Ok, maybe I don't understand what you're saying. Can you tell me if he is splitting defenders on some of these throws? The first play looks to me to be exactly what you're talking about as far as over the LB and in front of the DB. Looks like standard zone coverage to me.
This was last season, yes? This season it has been noted many times that teams are taking away this type of throw with bracket coverage instead of standard zone. Maybe I'm just not familiar enough with coverage schemes, but I watched the game on TV and Vernon Davis appeared bracketed all night to me... in/out and over/under. If Alex tries to hit the window on those throws, he's going to get picked off.
I would also like to point out the irony that on the touchdown pass to Vernon Davis against the Colts, Alex throws the ball over a leaping Gary Brackett.
Aww... I spent all that time finding a video and posting it just to get your opinion, Joe. Why won't you respond to me?
I even found a witty irony.
That highlight video completely proves my point. He made maybe 1 throw that split defenders and that was his favorite seam throw to Vernon. Even that was an iffy split as it was more of a FS/CB coming over to help late after the throw was made. I'm talking about the coverage already being there where the receiver is heading towards a defender along with a defender following. He has not proven he can throw in that tight window with both defenders whiffing on the ball and it squeezing between them let alone just getting the ball there in between bracket-type coverage.
The ONLY game I saw him do it was the PHI game this year and that was because he found his favorite Seam route again. One that's taken away, he does not show the ability to make that throw anywhere else on the field.
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