Originally posted by Afrikan:
how can some claim that Kaep holds the ball too long, but blame the Oline when Alex does???
I'm not saying there are not instances that Alex gets sacked within a second (mainly for not recognizing a blitz/overload)...but most of Alex's sacks yesterday were from him not being confident in the first read, then freezing up and taking a sack...these decisions/hesitations put us in unfavorable down situations. I mean, even the rookie Daulton did a good job throwing the ball away everynow and then.
One play from yesterday sticks out in my mind. Cincy blitzed more players than we had blocking. Alex took the snap, proceeded to fake a toss to the RB. By the time he finished the play action fake and setup to pass, the defenders were on him for the sack. A quality NFL qb would have identified the blitz and have abandoned the play action fake to get the ball out as quickly as possible.