Originally posted by monsterzero789:
Originally posted by oldman9er:
Originally posted by Allx9er:
about the Oline
Been watching again... Anthony Davis is responsible for Alex getting hit twice... that's twice... in the first two pass plays and both from Barwin.
AD plays mean and nasty like you want... he's also pretty good on his run blocks... but man, this guy is gonna get our QB killed. I mean, it's no wonder we don't run more vertical plays.
He first one barwin beat him bad, right off the snap. And before AD could get back he was pushed down from behind. Either way I don't think he could have stopped barwin from laying a lick on Alex.
The second one though was pretty good protection. Alex had a decen pocket but no one was open. By the time Alex decided to tuck the ball it was too late. Alex needed to be a little bit faster on deciding what to do there, IMO. That was more of a coverage sack
On the first pass play where Alex got body slammed by Barwin (easily should have been a personal foul), AD stands his ground, but punches out.. basically giving Barwin an even better angle to run beyond him and right into Alex. Now here is the only thing, and it's important. It looks clear to me that the play was designed for Alex to take the snap and slide to his right... not a full rollout, but somewhat partial. Now if this is true? Then AD really f**ked up here. If this was Alex not dropping back in a straight line? Then it was "a rookie-type mistake" by him.
On the sack I am looking at (just making sure we are talking about the same play? The one at 6:22 1st quarter), I am a bit disappointed with Smith here. Boone was fine doing his zone block... maybe it was more ideal to take on the blitz LB instead of helping Goodwin. Hunter really blew his block quickly on Cushing... BUT... Smith really should have gotten the ball to the bottom WR (Mario on a curl route) or even better.. Crabtree over the middle on a slant.
It is plays like this that I can understand people's frustrations with Smith... but hey.. no one is as perfect as we want them to be. I think that body-slam from the first pass play may have shaken his confidence a bit... probably not his self-confidence, but the confidence in his OL.