Originally posted by Whomeam:
Originally posted by Shorteous:Hahahaha what? Where was I for this argument? Vernon was draped on that play.
Originally posted by 80sbaby24:
The only reason he wouldnt be throwing the football at the time the picture is taken is because Alex is often too quick to dump the ball off. Like I have been saying, Alex needs to learn to throw receivers open. If he floats the ball to the back of the endzone, either Crabtree catches it, or its overthrown incomplete. Instead of doing this, he dumps the ball off too early. An article I read earlier says Alex often "sees ghosts" (as in sees pressure that isnt really there). Since we agree that Alex probably didnt see the pressure from behind, his decision to dump the ball to Gore was most likely based on the pass rushers in front of him that werent really all that close. No other reason to not let the play develop longer. Crabtree catches a touchdown pass on this play with a large percentage of NFL starting QBs.
Your the last one to be telling Alex where to throw the ball after that Vernon had a few steps and Alex threw an accidental back shoulder throw debacle.
Ya it was absolutely ridicules, especially when he insisted it was an accidental back shoulder throw.
I have mentioned on multiple occasions that I withdrew the word "accidental." That was a poor choice of words, but whatever keep dwelling on it.
Once again, I still maintain the position that the throw was late and thrown to a place that, although worked, was not the best place it could have been. When Alex first started to scramble, Vernon had a step and a half on the defender, and if the ball was delivered on time and in front of him, it would have resulted in a touchdown.
Yes, the play worked. Yes we gained positive yardage. But the play could have been a touchdown.
Your mind is made up though. In spite of the fact that a better pass could have resulted in a touchdown, it was still a good play.