Originally posted by Shorteous:
Originally posted by oldman9er:
Nice... thanks. Couldn't see the details of Moss' openness. QB would have to be arrogant and careless to take the Moss shot instead of the VD one, IMHO.
I'm tired of these "I was at the game" posters. Well it's obvious from the picture that they often don't actually know what their talking about and this is just another instance of that.
Yup. I posted the game film in the stickied thread. Just looked at that play about a dozen times. there are two guys on Moss until Alex is in the process of throwing to Vernon. Now it's possible, POSSIBLE that if Alex had pump faked to Vernon, the defender in front of Moss would have bitten on it and then he could throw it to Moss. Here's the problem with that though: that is a MUCH harder pass to make on the run first of all. It would have to be a perfect pass that goes right over defenders heads and the only sure way to get that is by setting your feet and throwing it. Not worth the chance honestly.
Now the most important thing, is that Alex had to get the ball out of his hands right away. He had the defensive player that Vernon was blocking, right in his face. He wouldn't have had time to do what I described anyways. Vernon was definitely the right call and it showed with the results.