Originally posted by ChazBoner:
Sack 2, the WR on the far side was as open as he'll ever be.
Smith looked like he was trying to go to him (receiver at the top right side). He had to wait for the receiver to make the cut (15 yards down field) . By the time he made the cut and got his head around, the rusher was already on top of Smith. Smith had time to throw it just before the receiver made the cut. I think had he trusted his receiver to make the cut at exactly 15 yards, which the receiver did, it would have been a completion just before the rush got on him.
This was a delay safety blitz. Smith should have recognized it. Throw the ball to the blitzing side (left). The left inside receiver did a stutter step, put his hand up. He was open. Smith could have beaten that blitz by throwing it just a tad early because there's no cut to be made by the receiver. Throw to him. Touchdown!
It looks like the left inside receiver had the blitz read but Smith didn't.
[ Edited by qnnhan7 on Dec 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM ]