Originally posted by Baldie:
Originally posted by moe8092:
You dont need to defend Dallas's defense on this one. Look back to last week; better yey, go back to Alex's history with the team. His game is based on short, high percentage passes regardless of the playbook. Its just defendable this year bc the WCO calls for short, high percentage passes.
The truth is that Alex just doesnt think outside the box. You dont need 7 step drops to go deep. Look at what Dallas did with NY last week. Everytime the Jets blitzed, Romo aired it out for his receivers to go grab it. High risk high reward. We3 played a depleted secondary, and Im shocked that Alex barely attempted to expose a 2nd string secondary playing one on one coverage bc of the blitz. Someone better teach Ale the "it" factor, or else every team we play this year is gonna throw blitzes at us, and you're gonna see a lot of games where we lose with Alex throwing for 15/23 158yds. 1TD. May look good for the stat gurus, but certainly not a winning stat. Romo played horribly today; still put up over 250 yards passing and won his team the game. Thats the difference.
I totally agree with you. Dallas weakness was their secondary and Alex should have taken advantage of that. Dallas took advantage of our secondary several times, most notably in OT. I mean c'mon...1st play of OT and Dallas throws deep.....we all saw that coming a mile away and the niners secondary wasn't ready for it?
It didn't help that Braylan and Crabtree were out, it could have made a difference.
Your last sentence sums up the problem. Edwards is the only legit deep threat and he caught a 21 yard pass that was well thrown, but he hurt his knee and was out the rest of the game.
Ginn isn't a legit threat as he can't catch the ball.
Morgan wouldn't even make the team in GB or Philly or half a dozen other teams that throw the ball well.
Crabtree is still MIA.
Vernon was held in to block all day yesterday.
So who do you go deep TO?
Kyle Williams made a nice catch for a TD but he has been injured and missed practice time.
The truth is; this team did not have a deep threat on the field yesterday....and then there is the OL and their underachieving is the undoing of the offense right now.