Originally posted by nvchamp9ers:
I wanted to post in this thread after watching the game for the 4th time, I counted 6 throws that Alex dropped his shoulder on. After watching the INT he dipped his shoulder but I am eating crow in the fact that there had to be a miscommunication there. Alex was inaccurate but he didnt have the horrible game I thought he did when first watching it. He needs to work on his mechanics but he was still solid, so I am here admitting I was wrong, he didnt play nearly as terrible as I originally thought.
Thanks for stating this NV, as I really had the same impression you did until I watched some reruns and talked to others who explained some of the problems in the game. Watched the second half again and only saw a couple of errant passes, nothing really awful or Grossman-like. Most of Smith's passes were well placed.
I thought the worst pass he threw in Detroit was the one that Ginn knocked down so it wouldn't be intercepted. Was at the right side at the goalline. Not sure whether it was underthrown or should have been on the outside shoulder.
The game looked bad and I think that was due to the defenses being so good. Now I know how our opponent fans feel!