Originally posted by captnkos:
Originally posted by TheGoldDiggerrrr:
That's only if Alex unloads, He only threw deep once to moss I can think of durning the preseason, and it was triple coverage. Moss will be open up to Alex to see it and have the balls to throw it and trust him.
I agree. I think these should be the biggest question marks. In the past when Moss was covered . . . he wasn't really covered. He could turn on the jets, use his body or just elevate over defenders to grab the ball. Rumor is he is still fast, but is he still as explosive? On the other side of the coin, Alex has not had much luck with receivers making the most out of 50/50 balls. It usually ends up with Alex looking bad and getting flamed. Will he have the desire to throw those balls out there or will he stick with the safest play, a.k.a. check down? Can't wait to see.
Being at the game, that was Alex seemingly going off the script. From the snap of the ball he was going to Randy the entire time and he was joking before and after the play with Moss about it.
Remember who our coach is... it may be considered an Alexcuse, but Harbaugh doesnt want to put anything on preseason film that he hasnt already thought about. So if this team is planning to open it up a little bit more with Moss and MM, it stands to reason that they would avoid longball plays in preseason playcalling. And if Ginn had hands like a real receiver, Alex would have had about 3 or 4 more 40+ yard throws. There was also a longball to VD that went right through his hands, cant remember who they were playing but I lost my fantasy game by 3 points because VD didnt hold onto the pass.
Ive always thought that if Alex can get some love from his receiver at the beginning of a game, he does very well. But if his receivers drop a couple easy passes in the beginning, Alex starts trying to hard and gets a little wild for a series... before turtling up and only throwing checkdowns. All he needs is his receiver to catch the easy ones early and he will be fine if games turn into shootouts. Most recent examples are comparing the saints game to the giants game.