Originally posted by NineFourNiner:
Originally posted by Joecool:
I seriously don't know what some people see when they watch the games. oldman and some others, I'm sure you try very hard on your play by play but some things you say regarding Alex and your vision of what you see him do or must go through compared to other QB's is questioning:
From the article above:
Bill Barnwell called this game a case of the Vikings "out Niner-ing the Niners," and while that rings true to me in some ways, the Vikings also have an offensive philosophy in the passing game that the 49ers are not really built to stop.
Call of the Game
Minnesota faced fourth-and-goal from the 1 with 7:25 left in the first quarter. Many a head coach would be content to take the three and start the game with a lead, but Leslie Frazier would have none of it. He sent Christian Ponder out, called a play-action bootleg, and despite the fact that Dashon Goldson was barreling down on Ponder, Ponder sent a strike to Kyle Rudolph for seven.
"Adrian Peterson's presence and Ponder's own natural running ability allows Minnesota to run a lot of play-action."
"Right now, though, the passing portion of this offense is built on finding the first or second read, and putting the ball in Harvin's hands."
They rely heavily on Harvin and Ponder's ability to run. It wasn't just a "lucky" game by Ponder. That's what he does.
Wait a minute....in other threads, your mantra on Ponder last week is that he played great WHEN THE PLAYS BROKE DOWN...unlike Smith. NOW, you are saying that this was all part of the game plan? Seems contradictory to me, dude.
Their game plan is one read which is very similar to ours. It is Ponders ability that allows that offense to make plays when that one or 2 reads don't work.
Alex can choose to do this also. I just don't think he can do it as well as Ponder. It is obvious Ponder displayed more athleticism and awareness.
I hope that was clear. If Alex doesn't stand there like a statue after his first read, then he would be making more plays...but then that's where the awareness factor comes in.