Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by paperplanemedia:
Originally posted by 21SandersMoss84:
Alex better tighten up that spiral and get the ball downfield. Nothing squanders a receiving corps' vertical threat like an inadequate arm. Not sure how much its improved, but Alex will need to work on this deep ball accuracy as well (maybe not with Moss, since he can mask it with his agility and leaping ability).
It's odd how his deep passes to Vernon are pinpoint accurate. I think what really squandered our vertical passing game was the inadequate speed and route running abilities of our WRs. That's my take though, we'll see how things work out this year now that it's been addressed.
I think Alex not wanting to make the tighter throws with defenders sandwiching played a role in that.
I think the position of the DBs also makes Alex not make the tighter throws to our WRs. Many times I've seen the DB covering crabtree with his hips square to him as he's making his break in the route. With no fear that crabtree might run past him. In that position the DB can easily keep an eye on Crabtree and see the ball coming if it's passed in his direction.
Faster WRs force the DBs to turn their hips quicker, sometimes before the WR has even made a break in his route.